From Saturday 18 August to Saturday 25 August, we invite pilgrims, in a single day or over the period of the week, to undertake the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk.
This will involve visiting seven designated churches, spending time in prayer in each of them for a special intention related to families and finishing the visit with the WMOF2018 prayer.
Each pilgrim will be issued with a pilgrim walk passport, which will be stamped at each station, in the ancient tradition of the Camino of St James. A pilgrimage certificate of completion will be stamped when they arrive at the last of the seven churches. The churches can be visited in any order. Families, groups, individuals, adults and children are all invited to participate in the pilgrim walk. There is no charge to participate.
This is an event organised by the Dublin Diocesan Preparatory Committee and supported by the WMOF2018 Office.
The route for the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk includes seven Churches in the city:
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Whitefriar’s, Aungier Street.
The theme for this station is love at the heart of the family.
- St Teresa’s Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street.
The theme for this station is the gift of parents to the family.
- St Audoen’s Church, High Street
The theme for this station is the gift of grandparents to the family.
- St Michan’s, Church Street
The theme for this station is fostering the gift of forgiveness among families.
This is an Anglican Church, and its inclusion is part of the ecumenical dimension of the Pilgrim Walk.
- St Michan’s, Halston Street
The theme for this station is the gift of children to the family.
- St Saviour's, Dominick Street
The theme of this station is God walks with families when times are tough.
- St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street
The theme for this station is the role of teachers in enriching the children of our families.
We also invite pilgrims to visit the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Dublin:
- St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street. The theme for this station is the gift of brothers and sisters within the family.
Please note that The Pro-Cathedral will close after 12:45pm Mass on Thursday 23 August until Sunday 26 August in the morning.
Church Opening Times: 9:30am to 7pm.
You can download the Pilgrim Walk map in PDF version here