A warm welcome to all present here in Knock today, and those who are joining the members of the Pallottine Community and the members of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, as we gather for our annual celebration of “Mary, Queen Continue reading Homily: Mary, Queen of Apostles – Knock 14th May 2016. Deacon Brendan McCarrick S.A.C.
We celebrate on Saturday 14th the feast day of our Patroness and it is good to recall some words of St. Vincent Pallotti, he wrote “Both the Union of Catholic Apostolate and the community of the priests and brothers were Continue reading Feast of Mary Queen of Apostles and Pentecost
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 Continue reading For The Spirit Of Mary
Mary, Star of the New Evangelization Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, begins with the call to share this “joy of the Gospel” and ultimately the joy of knowing Jesus Christ. He ends the exhortation with the place that Mary Continue reading Mary, Star of the New Evangelization
It’s one of those moments when solitude bites – that most blessed gift of God that I treasure. It’s when loneliness overwhelms me and there is no one there to absorb it with me, no human face-to-face physical presence. And Continue reading REMEMBERING NOEL: A Child at Rest
Our brother Noel died peacefully in the Hospice in Blackrock this afternoon at 15.15. Noel was transferred to the Hospice on Tuesday of last week and he spent the last days surrounded by care, compassion and companionship. Michael Irwin and myself, along Continue reading FR. NOEL O’CONNOR SAC R.I.P.
When I was small we all looked forward to the first of May – long before the Bee Gees wrote their beautiful song – when the leaves were fresh on the trees and the sun seemed to shine most of Continue reading FIRST OF MAY: When I Was Small
“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, silence the pianos” The words of Funeral Blues by W H Auden remind me of when my grandfather died. Everything stopped – literally. Curtains were closed, the clock was stopped, the radio Continue reading HOLY WEEK: Stop All The Clocks, Cover The Statues
St. Vincent Pallotti speaks about being “immersed in an immense sea of Divine Mercy.” One of the words the Bible uses to define Mercy is rechem which is a Mother’s womb, indicating that God’s instinct is like that of a Continue reading Motherhood and God
Being Transformed and Helping Transformation – Liam O’Donovan SAC When Fr. Liam suggested that I base my talk on the Transfiguration I was struggling, with what to talk about. I asked a number of people for ideas and the reoccurring Continue reading Being Transformed and Helping Transformation