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Pilgrimage in the Steps of the Northern Saints, England. Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October 2016.

Building on the success of our pilgrimage last year to Turkey, we are pleased to announce that this year we plan to venture a little closer to home in learning about the lives of the great saints who lived in the North of England. We will travel with an expert in Celtic Christianity and our spiritual director, Fr. Colin Crossey, in discovering significant

monastic foundations of Jurrow, Whitby, Rievaulx, Fountains and Jervaulx Abbeys, as well as spending a day on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. These sites are associated with Saints Bede, Cuthbert, Aiden, Cedd, Chad and Wilfrid.

We will explore all the sites of Yorkshire that have a rich Catholic heritage, such as Ripley, home to the Ingilbys, a Catholic recusant family and learn about the lives of St. Margaret Clitherow and Frances Ball, the foundress of the Irish Loreto sisters who was a pupil at the Bar Convent. We will have a guided tour of York and it’s famous minster and will visit

, the home of the late Cardinal Basil Hume as well as the stately home, once featured in Brideshead Re-visited, Castle Howard, home of the Catholic Dukes of Norfolk.

We have many other places to see which include Hexham Abbey, the Yorkshire Dales, the North York

Moors National Park, the Hole of Horcum the Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton, once the prison to Mary Queen of Scots and Pickering to see the brilliantly coloured 15th century medieval frescoes of its parish church St Peter and St. Paul.

We will also evensong in Durham Cathedral as well a progamme for prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist. We will fly from Belfast to Leeds on Monday 3rd October 2016, stay in York for 4 nights and Durham for two nights, and return on

Sunday 9th October. The cost is £895 per person sharing for flights, accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels, four dinners, all entrance charges, coach services and tour escort. A single room supplement will apply. Please contact Fr Colin on 028 43 722248 for more details.

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