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Anniversary June 29th

Rev. Vincent Shalvey 1932-1998 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have…

Fr. Bill Hanly SAC R.I.P.

Fr. William (Bill) Hanly, SAC, died peacefully following a long and progressive illness on the evening of June 27th at 19.10 in the excellent and tender care of all the staff at St. Theresa’s Nursing Home in Thurles. Fr. Bill had been in the care of the staff at St. Theresa’s since September 2012. As…

HOMILY OF NEWLY ORDAINED FR. LIAM O’DONOVAN SAC, First Mass of Thanksgiving, Feast of Corpus Christi

I have to admit that there was a time when I struggled with belief in the mystery we celebrate today: that the bread and wine at Mass are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist,  body, blood, soul and divinity. Like the Jews in the gospel…

Homily for the Ordination of Liam O’Donovan SAC by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

The Giving of Self I was struck by your choice of Gospel for this your ordination.  It is a sobering text. Peter getting on in years is told by Jesus that he will from now on not go where he wishes but will be shown the way, little by little, as to where he is…

Feast of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Homily – Rev. Liam O’Donovan SAC

About 12 years ago I was finishing off my college degree and struggling under the pressure of essays, projects and exams. Even though I was fairly lukewarm in my faith, I decided to pray to Our Lady. I said, “Mary, if you help me out with all this work I’ll give your thing a chance.”…

ASCENSION: SEPARATION AND UNION – A Farewell Homily by Eamonn Monson SAC

It’s providential that we are saying farewell to each other on the feast of the Ascension, the day when Jesus and His disciples said goodbye. Somehow, I feel that our parting is graced by the Ascension, is lifted up with Jesus and then it becomes a sacred and holy experience, an experience in which separation…

Annual Meeting of the General Coordination Council of the UAC

The General Coordination Council of the UAC met for the annual meeting from May 18th to 24th. This year the meeting was held in the Pilgrim Centre of St. Teresa Couderc in the Monte Mario area of Rome. Present were the UAC President, Ms. Donatella Acerbi, the 3 General Superiors, Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, SAC, Sr. Ivete…

Mrs Rembrandt – Judith Lynch

I originally wrote Mrs Rembrandt  for The Good Oil (thegoodoil@goodsams.org.au), the e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters, in August 2016. I hope you enjoy it.   In what one of my young grandchildren calls the olden days, but was actually 1975, my husband and I went to Europe. It was my first trip outside Australia, his second, and…

NEW PROVINCIAL COUNCIL – Irish Province of the Mother of Divine Love

We wish Fr. Derry Murphy SAC every blessing as he begins his third term as Provincial of the Mother of Divine Love Province. Congratulations and best wishes to him and the other members of the Provincial Council – Fr. Liam McClarey SAC (First Consultor), Bro. Stephen Buckley SAC, Fr. Michael Irwin SAC and Fr. Martin…

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE: An Experience in Airport Chaplaincy –   Fr. Walter Maader SAC and Irmgard Mader UAC

Today’s apostle, as well as his or her apostolate, have to be quite flexible. We, members of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, have to approach our fellow human beings fearlessly, even if they are strange to us, even if they come from cultural environments unknown to us, even if they belong to other religions. We…

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