An ecumenical ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas

Celtic Pilgrimage
Sacred Journeys into Celtic Christianity

Pilgrimage to Eastern Ireland

May 20-31, 2019

There are places in the world where heaven and earth have touched, where landscapes and lives have been transformed. From time immemorial pilgrims have come to these places to be present to the sacred reality encountered there and to be changed. This pilgrimage is offered with that purpose and intention in mind. Our schedule will allow a balance of journey, instruction, worship, and prayerful solitude.

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Celtic Pilgrimage
C/O Therese Elias, OSB
Peace House
3741 Forest Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64109

One of the purposes of pilgrimage is to enable us to become pilgrims in our own lives. Too many of us live our lives merely as tourists.
-Therese Elias, OSB

Dublin area

Newgrange Passage Tomb, Hill of Tara and Slane, Monasterboice High Cross, National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College (Book of Kells). Lectures by Celtic scholar, Padraigin Clancy.


Northern Ireland

Downpatrick and Saul; St. Patrick's Centre


St. Brigid's Cathedral and ancient fire temple; Kildare Catholic Church and Museum; Castledermot and Moone High Crosses


Visitors' Centre; Monastic City; lectures by Celtic guide and scholar, Marcus Losack; Pilgrim walk to St. Kevin's hermitage and other sacred sites in Glendalough valley.