The Franciscans

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Title

The Franciscans

Subject

Lough Derg--Pilgrimage--Description--Alice Curtayne

Description

"The Franciscans took up the charge of St. Patrick's Purgatory when it was the most persecuted and derided institution of the Irish Church..."

Creator

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981

Source

Curtayne, Alice, Lough Derg: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, p. 98

Publisher

Burns Oats and Washbourn, Ltd., London and Dublin

Date

1944

Rights

Citation for the purposes of criticism

Format

Monograph

Language

English

Type

History

Identifier

DD_0133

Coverage

54.6083, -7.8714

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Text

"The Franciscans took up the charge of St. Patrick's Purgatory when it was the most persecuted and derided institution of the Irish Church. Fugitives themselves, they encouraged and assisted this pilgrimage when to do so meant incurring hourly danger of death. They carried it on amidst its material ruin, joining the people in an attempt to gather together for veneration the broken and scattered stones of its buildings. They were the mainstay of the pilgrimage for one hundred and fifty years, or five generations, from 1631 to 1781, out from their convent in Donegal, then ruined and abandoned, but from local glens and farmsteads where they found refuge. They were able to live on the island only during the last twenty years of that period."

Original Format

Monograph

Collection

Citation

Alice Curtayne, 1898-1981, “The Franciscans,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed April 21, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/150.

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