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Category archive: ARTICLES

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)

Christmas 2017 – Fr. Derry Murphy SAC

Christmas 2017                         We had a Union of Catholic Apostolate day of recollection in Dublin at the beginning of December, our theme was ‘Living the spirit of Advent 2017’, and I have continued to reflect on this topic for the past few weeks, conscious…

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF JOHN REGAN S.A.C.  AND SAMSON MANN CSSp

  ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE OF JOHN REGAN S.A.C. AND SAMSON MANN CSSp Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin ————————————————–   Saint Patrick’s Church, Corduff, 16th December 2017   Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles is often presented as the moment of the call of the first deacons. …

Advent days – Judith Scully, Tarella

It’s December and the days are longer, the air is warm and colour is everywhere. Christmas carols are ringing through shopping malls, Christmas parties have begun and Father Christmas lookalikes are confusing little kids right across the country. Here in bushy Warrandyte it’s bushfire season too, and I‘m in fire-ready mode, my overnight bag packed…

MARY (A Prayer)

MARY (A Prayer)

  Mary, You stand at the crossroads Of time and eternity Intersection of all creation A desire as old as Eden Burning in your soul The yearning of every child Who has graced the earth Embodiment of humanity’s Hope Of Redemption, Restoration You have held in your heart The wandering aridity Of the desert and…

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