St. Catherine's well

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St. Catherine's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Catherine's Holy Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Townland -- Killybegs
County -- Donegal

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is surrounded by a white gate at the foot ofgrass covered hills. The well itself is a large pool, surrounded by a crescent white wall with a glass-enshrined statue of St. Catherine.

4 Cure

The well is believed to have a number of curative properties.

5 Pattern day

The Feast of St. Catherine is held on November 25th, when locals come to the well and pray over the sick.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Begin by kneeling and saying the following:
(I) One our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria for those who opened the well.
(ii) One our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria in honor of St. Catherine.
(iii) Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria for the priests who blessed the well.
(iv) Begin the Rosary: Say the Creed, one Our Father, three Hail Mary and Gloria.
Take three sups of water from the well.
Go around the well three times, saying a decade of the Rosary each time.
Kneel and finish the Rosary.
End by praying for your own intentions.

8 Stories

The well is said to have been created by a group of monks who were caught in a storm. The monks prayed to St. Catherine, promising that if they reached shore, they would build a well in her honor.

9 Publications