2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland - 206 Tours - Catholic Pilgrimages

World Meeting of Families
Pilgrimages - Ireland, August, 2018
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Join Us as we celebrate the 9th Annual World Meeting of Families in the Emerald Isle!
"The Gospel of Family, Joy to the World!"

Long known as the "Isle of Saints and Scholars", Ireland was the epicenter of Christian learning while the rest of Europe was in the Dark Ages. As the home of Saints Patrick, Bridget, Columba, and many more, Ireland also provides many faith-based attractions- from the Book of Kells, (an elaborately scripted 9th-century version of the Four Gospels), to the Knock Shrine (a leading Marian pilgrimage site), historic abbeys, cathedrals, churches, and high crosses.

Countdown to World Meeting of Families, Ireland 2018:

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This will also mark the First Papal Visit to Ireland in 39 years
- (Saint John Paul II, in September 29, 1979.)

Many wonderful events will be taking place at the World Meeting, as well as throughout Dublin. That includes Liturgical and Cultural Events, Testimonies, Lectures, and Workshops during the week - as well as Special Masses and Events in the evening! Not to mention the Opening and Closing Celebrations, and Concerts.

The Theme for the World Meeting of Families is "The Gospel of family, Joy to the World!"

The hope is that the theme will contribute to emphasize the family's role as a stabilizing force in society. "The family is not just the object of the attention of the Church, but a "vital role" as real protagonists of renewal, and of the transition of faith to the coming generations" - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin - Dublin

For Information about your Diocese / Church Leading a Pilgrimage:

Now is the time for the families within your community to join together and share in this experience. Families from around the world will come together - and together, we will become entangled, in order to produce definitions of "Family". Family is such a transcultural value, that it cannot be defined simply. Family is about love, a love that enriches lives.

For a Proposal, send an email to Patrick patrick@206tours.com and include:

- Your Contact Information
- Departure City
- Which of the three (3) Itineraries you would like to do

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