Archive: August 2015

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Be-sandaled brothers! The reasons for bare footed friars

Perhaps the question we are most often asked as friars is, “Why do you wear sandals and go barefoot in all weathers?” Monastic and Franciscan tradition gives three answers to this: Firstly, to ground us in this moment in recollection and to remind us that we are pilgrims on a journey, “abiding not long in…

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Feast of St Michan of Dublin:

Today we keep the feast of one of the old Celtic Saints, St. Michan of Dublin! The parish under his patronage is ministered to by the Capuchin community from the Church St. friary and is the oldest parish in Dublin, traditionally serving the inner city markets community. Our Parish Priest and Guardian, Fr. Bryan¬† has…

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Blessed Mark of Aviano the Cappuccino Capuchin!

  Feast of our brother Blessed Mark of Aviano today, a friar who cemented our Capuchin connection to coffee forever! He passed to the Lord on this day in the year 1699 after an extraordinary life of service, prayer, preaching and miracles that saw him act as envoy of the Pope to the Emperor while…

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Prayer Space

A decaf moment: Stormlight

  Stormlight: Storms bring their own light; sharp lined and lightening cut, by which old truth assumes the beauty of the new and Mother Earth eden breathes again, if only for a moment. Their rain, drilling down, brooks no opposition, gives no quarter, and must be simply received and submitted to, abandoning any pretense at…

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Visit of Turkish Cultural Group to Church St. Friary

On Thursday we were delighted to welcome to our Church St. friary a group of Turkish Students here in ireland on cultural exchange. They had never visited a Catholic Church before and were interested in learning about the history and spirituality of the Franciscan Way. This continues a long Franciscan tradition of inter Christian/Muslim dialogue…

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Prayer Space

Caring for Creation: Caring for our soul

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.” St. Francis. St. Francis always taught that our gardens should include a wild uncultivated place where the flowers and herbs of the field could find a home and where we…

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