Archive: February 2015

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Live Long and Prosper! Star Trek & Franciscan Blessings

  So sad to hear the great Leonard Nimoy has passed! May he rest in peace! His connection to the Franciscan tradition is interesting if a little oblique! The famous split fingered hand position of the “Vulcan Salute” came from his Jewish heritage. This is the position the Rabbis hold their hands in to impart…

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Br. Kevin celebrates his 80th birthday!

We rejoice with Br. Kevin who celebrated his 80th Birthday today! After serving the homeless and poor of Dublin for nearly 30 years through our Capuchin Daycentre in Church St., it was Br. Kevin’s turn to (briefly) sit and be ministered to today as the other friars, the staff and the clients of the Daycentre…

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Prayer Space

Decaf Moment: Spring Breath

Spring Breath: Spring whispers in; defying frost with the gentle strength of a crocus who, hearing the ancient summons, and unperturbed by iced air and frozen earth, simply stretches sunwards and skywards, while, from its saffron gold heart, it hymns the seasons wheel to turn anew. So too, the soul, when awareness dawns of Divine…

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Decaf Moment: Entering the Desert

Entering the Desert: Go within, to the deepest place of your heart, and find there the lenten desert places; the spaces of non-beginning, perished growth, old wounds, and, sins… Once there, in the searing honesty of soul’s sight, feeling its unforgiving heat, drought driven and bowed by the burden of being, simply cry, “Mercy!” and…

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Prayer Space

Decaf Moment: First Friday of Lent

First Friday of Lent: In silence and stillness humble yourself and enter in to the Holy of Holies where, at the deep centre of your heart, Divine Love dwells. Once there, anchor yourself with the stability of breath and, with quiet tears of true knowing, invoke mercy from the One who IS compassion and love….

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National Board Child Safeguarding Audit

AUDIT BY THE NATIONAL BOARD 2015 The National Child Safeguarding Board of the Catholic Church in Ireland will, over several days, in the month of March, 2015, review the manner in which the Irish Capuchin Province has received and dealt with all allegations of child sexual abuse made against its members since 1975. The reviewers…

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Prayer Space

Decaf Moment: Following the Path of the Breath

Close your eyes and, following  the ancient path of breath, come to rest within yourself, and, find there the still centrepoint of perfect peace  where Divine Light dwells. Abide there, in open hearted attentiveness, and, make your dwelling in that infinite spaciousness that exists in the Eternal Now, between the in-breath and the out-breath, and…

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Decaf Moment: Finding God in the Present Moment

It is only in the present moment that we truly encounter the other. The past and future are filtered through a fog of emotions, anxieties, guilts, regrets, plans, prejudices and fantasies. Only in the present moment do we truly meet the other… and this is especially true of the OTHER we call God. For God…

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