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The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 12th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren.

The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 13th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren. The Catholic Grandparents’ Association was the brainchild of Catherine Wiley. At the end of Mass Catherine spoke of the birth of the association. She

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Second Grandparents Pilgrimage in Malta held on Friday 26th July, at Marsaxlokk, at the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow (Santa Maria Maggiore)

     

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Thank you from office of Pope Benedict XVI

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People of the Year award for founder

A Co. Mayo grandmother, the driving force behind the world’s first national Catholic Grandparents Association, has been honoured in a prestigious People of the Year awards scheme. And now Catherine Wiley hopes the Rehab Mayo People of the Year accolade

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10,000 Irish grandparents inspire worldwide movement

Over 10,000 Irish grandparents, who attended the National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage in Knock in September, have kick-started a worldwide movement of grandparents – and, next month, over 1m Catholics will hear from a Co. Mayo grandmother about how it all came

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Irish pilgrimage inspires Pope to write new world prayer

Over 4,000 Irish grandparents, who attended the first-ever National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage in Knock Shrine last year, have inspired Pope Benedict XV1 to write a new prayer in honour of grandparents all over the world – and it will be given

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Hunt is on for 10,000 prayers

Grandparents all over Ireland have been asked to put pen to paper and compile a whopping 5,000 prayers in honour of their grandchildren. An appeal has been sent out to children to writer a prayer in honour of their grandcildren

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Grandparents day in Mayo school

Primary school children all over Co. Mayo are set to receive special visitors to their schools – their own grandparents. A grandmother is spearheading a campaign to establish Grandparents’ Day in the county’s primary schools, and already it has been

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Irish grandmother inspires the world

A Co. Mayo grandmother who ran Ireland’s first-ever National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage last year has inspired church leaders in countries around the world to run similar pilgrimages, following her address to a high-powered Vatican Council last week. Catherine Wiley, a native

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Grandparents nationwide to be celebrated

It is said that the greeting card people Hallmark invented ‘Mother’s Day’ and ‘Father’s Day’ as a money-spinner. Seems like they never thought of the possibilities of a ‘Grandparent’s Day’ though. The first-ever National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on

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Irish grandparents to be honoured with new pilgrimage

Ireland already has a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but now a Co. Mayo grandmother has launched a campaign to honour grannies and grand-dads and grandfathers – and the goal is to gather the largest collection of prayers ever

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Pope Benedict’s Prayer for Grandparents
Pope Benedict’s Prayer for Grandparents

The Grandparents prayer cannot be reproduced without permission from the Catholic Grandparents Association​