The stone was unveiled at the opening of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress at Dublin’s RDS last week.
The stone, a large piece of Wicklow granite is engraved with a prayer that originally featured in the Liturgy of Lament celebrated in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral in February of last year. It The prayer reads:
“Lord, we are so sorry for what some of us did to your children: treated them so cruelly, especially, in their hour of need. We have left them with a lifelong suffering. This was not your plan for them or us. Please help us to help the. Guide us, Lord, Amen.”
Following consultation, including with abuse survivors, it was agreed the stone would be an appropriate symbol for the Congress.