We are not inviting you to come on “a tour.”
Instead we are inviting you to come on pilgrimage. When you land in Ireland, you are the pilgrim: here and now, not there and then. Despite what you might have heard or observed in recent years, the faith story of Ireland continues still, but, this time, with you as part of it. This is a journey inwards as much as it is one outwards. The only thing is, this is where you write the faith story.
So, this is what we are offering you: a pilgrimage – but with a difference. It is a faith journey, a path that takes these ancient stones scattered all around and makes them life-giving for today, for now, for you.
Remember, this is not a tour where you will be returning home to talk of the ruins you’ve seen. Instead, it is one where you return home a “living stone,” having become part of a faith journey that was begun by Patrick at the Hill of Slane 1500 years ago.
Inside the Vatican invites you to become a part of this.
If you want to experience, feel and live the faith story of Christian Ireland, and to become a part of that story – then journey with us. The choice is yours. But the call is Divine, for the Fire started on Slane still burns, and will burn yet brighter in those it calls…
– Kevin Turley