The Icon for the World Meeting of Families has been placed permanently in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. The Icon which invites us to prayer was produced by a Romanian, assisted by the Redemptoristine Sisters of the Monastery of St Alphonsus in Dublin. As we gaze upon the Icon, we’re invited to pray with the Holy Family, discovering what each figure, colour, posture and element means.

There are stories within the images, references to other Icons and symbols that invite us to immerse ourselves in the mystery of love and the Gospel of the family. The Icon has been placed for the moment in the sanctuary of St Patrick’s Cathedral and it will be placed in a permanent position in the Cathedral in the coming months. People are encouraged to pray before the Icon of the Holy Family for the protection of all our homes and families when visiting the Cathedral.