The Trust Mission Statement

This is our vision, the vision of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, and we will affirm it as trustees, staff, officers, leaders and volunteers in the following ways:

a. We affirm our special relationship with Lourdes through our pilgrimages

b. We will welcome people to share our pilgrim journey as volunteers, supporters and benefactors.

c. We will invite pilgrims to travel with The Trust on a spiritual journey with a loving family of friends, where all individuals are valued and cherished as they are. Whereas we cannot bring all people on pilgrimage, we will give preference to young people who are disadvantaged, ill, disabled or marginalized.

d. We will work closely with other members of the International Trust Family.

e. We will encourage other groups and organisations to share our vision by welcoming them to "Kilcuan", our home in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway or "Cois Cuain" our home in Kilrane, Co. Wexford.

f. We will be open to new ways to share our vision with others.

The Trust Vision Statement

a. We are a Christian community and a pilgrim people journeying with Mary, the first disciple.

b. We are called to act with justice always, to love tenderly those we meet, to serve one another in friendship and to walk humbly with God.

c. We value and cherish all people as they are, irrespective of race, gender, ability, religion or social status.

d. We strive to establish this spirituality of communion with the people with whom we work – staff, volunteers and pilgrims.