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General Co-Ordination Council AGM

AIDG FINAL MESSAGE from the annual meeting of the General Coordination Council of the Union 2014 Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, The grace and peace of God our Father and of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. We, the members of the General Coordination Council of the Union gathered…

Brother Bert Meyer sac – E-BULLETIN #122

Brothers set off (to) become God-Seekers On the last day of the visitation to the Heart of Jesus Province, Fr Jacob Nampudakam dedicated his time to two brothers at the Provincialate in Friedberg. His aim was to invite these brothers to give personal testimonies of their lives, works and vision for the benefit of the…

Camino – A New Documentary Film

When director Emilio Estevez’ feature narrative film “The Way” was released in 2011, audiences across the United States and many countries were introduced for the first time to the ancient pilgrimage route “El Camino de Santiago de Compostela.” I had the opportunity to interview Martin Sheen at that time for NCR and followed it up with an article…

Faith is not just for Sunday Mass, but must be part of all aspects of our everyday life, John McAreavey told a novena congregation this week. Speaking at Graiguecullen parish in Co. Carlow on Monday, Mr McAreavey, whose wife Michaela was murdered during their honeymoon in Mauritius three years ago, told how his personal relationship…

For The Spirit Of Mary

My powerful Queen, you are all mine through your mercy, and I am all yours. Take away from me all that may displease God and cultivate in me all that is pleasing to Him. May the light of your faith dispel the darkness of my mind, your deep humility take the place of my pride,…

Take This Bread – Sarah Miles

From the Prologue: One early, cloudy morning when I was forty-six, I walked into a church, ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine. A routine Sunday activity for tens of millions of Americans — except that up until that moment I’d led a thoroughly secular life, at best indifferent to religion, more…

PRAYER AND THE SERVICE OF THE WORD – Eamonn Monson sac

5th Sunday of Easter 2014 The first reading from Acts 6 became a defining passage of Scripture at a defining moment in my life as a priest. I had already been in Tanzania a couple of years when I was appointed Parish Priest of Galapo and over those years it became increasingly clear that I…

This Trackless Solitude – Jessica Powers

  Deep in the soul the acres lie of virgin land, of sacred wood where waits the Spirit. Each soul bears this trackless solitude. The Voice invites, implores in vain the fearful and the unaware; but she who heeds and enters in finds ultimate wisdom there. The Spirit lights the way for her; Bramble and…

Fr. TJ Moloney SAC R.I.P

 Fr. TJ Moloney SAC (1946-2014) of the Pallottine Community in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA died suddenly today. He is originally from Ina, Co. Clare and, since his ordination in 1973, has served in Tanzania and the USA. May he rest in Peace. We offer our sympathy and prayers to his Mother Delia and family, his community…

Return To Esso – Elaine Hogan

Return to Esso – Elaine Hogan I returned to Tanzania in January to visit Esso – a parish run by the Pallottine Fathers – where I had lived before for over a year, and also to visit Malambo in the Ngorongoro conservation area where Fr. Mike O’Sullivan, a Pallottine Father from Co. Kerry, is now ministering…

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