The annual summer pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick, "the Reek", a holy mountain in the Archdiocese of Tuam, Ireland, which I remember from my ascent in March 2011 is today.
Some 20,000 are expected to climb the mountain associated with St. Patrick, some barefoot as with the gentleman depicted above.
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Today's Pilgrimage in Honour
of the Feast of Saint Ann
at the Parish of St. Ann in Cormac, Ontario.
Since Thursday, I have been preaching the Triduum, which included a candlelight procession from the parish church to the outdoor shrine last night.
The closing ceremonies today feature outdoor Masses at 11 am and 2 pm.
Several other photos: