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There Is Love In Lourdes

“My grace is enough for you; my power is at its best in weakness…” You can smell the flood, the after-effects wafting from the closed hotels and shops. In the river a snapped tree juts sideways into the air. Reconstruction, sacred areas cordoned off, inaccessible for now. Thankfully the Grotto is open. There’s an overwhelming…

Pope Francis’ Lenten Message 2014

“The Gospel is the real antidote to spiritual destitution” Vatican City, February 04, 2014 (Zenit.org) Dear Brothers and Sisters, As Lent draws near, I would like to offer some helpful thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community. These insights are inspired by the words of Saint Paul: “For you know the grace…

WHAT IS THE WORD? – Pat Maguire

UNION OF CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE – Prayer January 2014  Opening Hymn:  Give me joy in my heart Our Father……Hail Mary….Glory be…….. Opening Prayer ( say together ) Loving God As we gather tonight we thank you for your presence among us. Help all of us in the Pallottine family to be grateful for all the ways…

Fr. Ned Ryan sac, R.I.P.

Fr. Edmund Ryan, RIP. Fr Edmund, or Ned as he was known to us and Eddie to his family, died peacefully in the South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co Tipperary on the evening of December 3. Ned was taken to hospital following a fall in Padre Pio Nursing Home just over three weeks before he…

Fr. Albert Bolle R.I.P., White Fathers Tanzania

The Pallottines in Tanzania were very saddened by the sudden and unexpected death on January 26 of Fr. Albert Bolle, a Belgian White Father missionary and a friend of the Pallottines who had worked for many years in Tanzania. He celebrated Sunday Mass, felt unwell, was anointed and died a short time later in the…

WHAT YOU LONGED FOR & WHAT YOU HAVE BECOME by Fr. Emmanuel Msuri sac

Reflection by Fr. Emmanuel Msuri sac on a personal encounter with St. Aloysius Gonzaga – from Moshi to Rome IN ROME AT ST. IGNATIO CHURCH. One of the things that you would love to do going to a new place is to visit the famous place(s) that you have heard about or that you have longed…

FR. ADRIAN ALTAMIRANO SAC – R.I.P.

Greetings to you all.  Very sad news today, Fr. Adrian Altamirano of the Argentine delegature died this morning, RIP. When he did not appear this morning Tom O’Donnell and Fernando Bello went to his room and found that he had died. Adrian had suffered a massive internal hemorrhage. Adrian was 45. I have not heard details…

MOVED WITH COMPASSION – Protecting Life

This is an article I wrote in one of my blogs in July 2013. It has been viewed 13,500 times since then – more than anything else I’ve written – so it seems worth presenting again in a time of serious violence against the individual and a time of silence on the question of abortion….

Transformed By A Spirit Of Sacrifice by Derry Murphy, sac

Reflecting on the Epiphany brings a deep appreciation of what the Church commemorates as “the first manifestation our Lord Jesus Christ made of himself to the Gentiles, the first proclamation of the Catholic faith”. These are the words of  St Vincent Pallotti (1795-1850), a Roman saint who spent his entire life ministering in the City….

FEAST OF THE MOTHER OF DIVINE LOVE

The Irish Province of The Mother Of Divine Love celebrates its Feast-day on September 12 which is traditionally the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary and the day on which Pallottines made their Profession or Consecration

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