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Christmas Greetings

We wish each of you every blessing this Christmas. This has been a difficult year for so many and we hold you in our prayer as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the joy of this event remain always in our hearts. We also want to share with you some short…

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Gospel Reflection, 3rd Sunday of Advent

The Joy of Believing Our journey through Advent has highlighted hope, the virtue that keeps us going through darkness and coldness.  We are going through a winter under the restrictions of coping with the Covid virus.  It is a severe winter for the homeless and for people who have lost their jobs.  Hope keeps us…

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Electronic Catalogue of Capuchin Papers online

Our Provincial Archivist, Dr Brian Kirby, writes to announce the online availability of an electronic catalogue for the collection of Capuchin Papers relating to the Irish Revolution.   See: https://catholicarchives.ie/index.php/irish-capuchin-archives-6   The catalogue is fully searchable, allowing for cross-referencing and browsing by users. Over one hundred digital images of original documents, photographs and artefacts from the…

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Gospel Reflection, 33 Sunday Year A

Well Done, Keep Going The Gospel for this Sunday (Matt 25:14-30) is a parable encouraging us to use whatever talents we have, no matter how small or trivial they might seem.  While we are still on Level 5 of the battle against Covid 19, we need all the encouragement we can get.  We accept restrictions…

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Therapy of Divine Love, a reflection – Br Silvester O’Flynn

Purgatory: Therapy of Divine Love Purgatory is not specifically mentioned in the bible but the doctrine of purgatory is a beautiful development which holds in unity two ideas that might seem to be contradictory. The doctrine of God’s holiness reminds us of God’s unique otherness, glory and light, far beyond anything we might deserve.  The…

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Gospel Reflection – All Saints’ Day

Light for November Many of us will be familiar with the opening lines of Thomas Hood’s delightful poem, “I remember, I remember the house where I was born, The little window where the sun peeped in at morn.” Less familiar and less cheerful are his lines about November, “No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no…

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