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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…

Anniversary January 3rd

Rev. Dominic Crescitelli 1841-1917 I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God. (John 1:24)

Anniversary January 2nd

Rev. George Buckley 1910-1979 You will live in the Son and in the Father; and what is promised to you by his own promise is eternal life. (1 John 2)

Love…sustains the artist – Henri Matisse

                      Love is an important thing, the greatest good, which alone renders light that which weighs heavy, and bears with an equal spirit that which is unequal. For it carries weights which, without it, would be a burden, and makes sweet and pleasant all that…

Anniversary January 1st

Rev. Henry Weber 1874-1949 May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace. (Numbers 6)

Anniversaries December 31st

Rev. Edward Walsh 1919-1985 Rev. Michael Gormley 1916-2001 The Word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory, the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1)

BATHED IN ITS KIND LIGHT – Christmas in Hastings

          I love the first of everything – experiencing what I haven’t experienced before. So, this is my first ever Christmas in England, in Hastings and I woke early this morning with a sense of anticipation. This will be a new experience of Jesus, blessed community and holy solitude. People have…

Anniversary December 27th

Rev. Edward Treacy 1909-1968 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life (1 John 1)

Anniversary December 25th

Brother Joseph Futton 1875-1920 The people that walked in darkness has seen a great light; on those who live in a land of deep shadow a light has shone. (Isaiah 9:1)

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