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Bishop Francis Duffy of Ardagh and Clonmacnois visit with the Diocesan Youth Group 2019

We had a lovely visit on the weekend of the 14th of July by the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Bishop Francis Duffy and the Diocesan Youth Group who were returning from their visit to Taizé. The Taizé community is an ecumenical monastic order with a strong devotion to peace and justice through prayer and meditation. Today Taizé is one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Each year tens of thousands of young pilgrims flock to the small village of Taizé in central France to share in the community’s way of life.  A group of over 30 traveled from Ireland to Taize, a lot of friendships were made, and the pilgrims left Taizé with many fond memories.  Before their trip home they had time to drop into visit us at the Irish chaplaincy and took time to look around the Latin Quarter of Paris. We were delighted with their visit and hope they come again soon.