EREA India and Ireland Pilgrimage

A Journey with Edmund through Ireland and India

This formation and leadership program takes participants to India and Ireland and engages with the historical and contemporary Edmund Rice story and the educational communities that live it out today.

The program invites participants into the stories and lived reality that shape our identity as educators who follow in the footsteps of Blessed Edmund Rice. These stories open a window to the Gospel of Jesus and reveal how Edmund’s journey, rooted in a spirituality of reflection and action, continues to unfold today across the world, in many different settings.


– walk the very streets that Edmund walked and visit the places of his birth, life and final years in Ireland;

– visit schools and engage with staff and students that are living the Edmund Rice Charism in India and Ireland;

– explore Celtic spirituality and the Irish Church in the sacred landscape of Glendalough;

– discover the historical and contemporary stories of the Edmund Rice Movement, the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (the other congregation Edmund founded), as well as the stories of Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters;

– encounter the educational, cultural and spiritual richness and diversity of India;

– explore the evolution of Edmund’s vision within a society characterised by extremes of poverty, and

– reflect upon the spirituality of justice which began with Edmund and continues to grow and develop through the evolving story of those who walk in Edmund’s footsteps.

Who can attend

Senior Leaders in Edmund Rice Schools and Governing Bodies

Approval must be sought from Principal/Leader prior to EOI


28 September – 14 October 2024 (time in India and Ireland)


The organisers are presently negotiating the final costs and will inform participants early next year 

Payment of costs are to be negotiated with individual schools/Governing Bodies

Expression of Interest

– Express Interest by 30 November 2023
– Expressions of Interest do not guarantee a place on the Pilgrimage
– Delegates must have the approval of their Principal (Schools) or CEO/ED (Governing Bodies) prior to EOI
– Delegates will be informed in early December 2023


Contact EREA to learn more:

P: +61 400 982 418   E:

All stories are true: some actually happened. All stories are about truth. All stories have the power to transform and to convert.
Megan McKenna, storyteller and theologian