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The Benedicite of St Vincent Pallotti

  Vincent Pallotti died on the evening of January 22nd 1850, he was canonised on January 20th 1963, and so it is fitting today, January 21st, to revisit one of the final prayers of his life. The Benedicite is his own ‘O bless the Lord‘, and the context is the Benedicite found in the book…

St Vincent Pallotti – On the obligation to become perfect, since we are living images of Infinite Mercy

  A characteristic of Saint Vincent Pallotti’s spiritual life was his abiding experience of God as Mercy, Infinite Mercy, that God in his very essence is Mercy and continuously expressing that with humanity. The following is a meditation taken from St. Vincent’s writing ‘Iddio Amore Infinito’ or, ‘God, the Infinite Love’, which is a series…

Anniversary January 20th

Rev. James Maher 1917-1980 What does the Lord your God ask of you? Only this: to fear the Lord your God, to follow all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul… (Deuteronomy 10)

St Vincent Pallotti’s Meditations on Jesus in the Eucharist

On January 22nd we celebrate the Feast of St Vincent Pallotti, canonised by Saint Pope John XXIII on 20th January 1963. Vincent had a great devotion to the Eucharist and indeed his spiritual diary attests that preparation for the Eucharist and thanksgiving after the Eucharist were part of his life. He drew up the following…

Anniversary January 19th

Rev. John Hassett 1912-1981 The power of Jesus to save is utterly certain, since he is living for ever to intercede for all who come to God through him. (Hebrews 7:25)

Anniversary January 16th

Rev. Kevin O’Neill 1921-2003 Although he was Son, he learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation and was acclaimed by God with the title of high priest of the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:10)  

Diaconate Ordinations in Arusha, Tanzania

Stephen Muli and David Kakinda, professed students of the Province, were ordained deacons by Bishop Prosper Lyimo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Arusha, on 11th January, along with three seminarians from the Archdiocese. The ordinations were held at Burka, Arusha, and many of our Pallottines were present. Congratulations to David and Stephen on this…

Anniversary January 13th

Rev. James Chiapponcelli 1900-1956 The promise of reaching the place of rest still holds good, and none of you must think that he has come too late for it. (Hebrews 4:1)

Fr. John Joe O’Brien SAC R.I.P. Death notice and homily at the Requiem Mass

Greetings to you all from Dublin. Fr John Joe O’Brien died peacefully yesterday Monday 8th January at 19.30 very peacefully. He was a resident in Woodlands Nursing Home, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary since May 2016. John Joe died very peacefully, his niece Josephine Carey-Corcoran and I were with him, I had anointed him and Josephine and…

JOURNEY OF THE MAGI – T.S. Eliot

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times when we regretted The summer palaces…

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