The annual Derry Diocese Cursillo Walk to Knock Shrine began yesterday, 19 July. More than 200 pilgrims from the Diocese of Derry are undertaking the 127 mile route to arrive in Knock on Sunday afternoon.
This year marks the 29th annual Cursillo Walk from the Diocese of Derry. The 200 pilgrims departed yesterday from the Iona Carmelite Retreat Centre in Termonbacca, Derry, following Mass at 9.00am.
The intention of the Cursillo Walk is to pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our country and in the world.
Hundreds more pilgrims from Belfast, Cork and Dublin are also participating in their own Consillo Walks and will join the Derry pilgrims at Knock on Sunday for the concluding Mass at 3.00pm at the Knock Parish Church.
The Cursillo Movement is an international evangelical movement composed of lay people from all walks of life. Members organise 3-Day Cursillos (short courses in Christianity) which focus on showing Christian lay people how to become effective Christian leaders. The major emphasis of the weekend is to ask participants to take what they have learned back into the world, on what is known as the “fourth day.”
For more information on the annual walk, please visit www.derrydiocese.org.