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Fratelli Tutti – English Version

Yesterday in Assisi Pope Francis signed his encyclical Fratelli Tutti- his letter to the entire world on fraternity and social friendship. You can access the text in English here: http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html   Pictured : Pope Francis visits the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People in Dublin on the 25th of August 2018.

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Capuchin Jubilees

Today is a milestone for a number of our Friars. This weekend Brothers Christopher Kearney, James Johnson, Patrick Flynn, Matthew Gormely, Damian Loughrey, Leo McAuliffe and Aidan Vaughan celebrate 60 years as Capuchin Friars. As well as this Brothers Eustace McSweeney and Donatus McNamara celebrate 70 years as Capuchin Friars. We thank the Lord for…

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Venerable Carlos Acutis to be made Blessed in Assisi on the 10th of October

Carlos Acutis died in 2006 aged just 15 and is set to be beatified in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi this month. His body is now in view in Assisi ahead of the ceremony. You can read more about this inspiring young man here … https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/tomb-of-carlo-acutis-is-opened-for-veneration-ahead-of-beatification-29642

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Gospel Reflection – The Vineyard of the Lord

    “Let me sing to my friend the song of his love for his vineyard”.   These are the opening words of today’s First Reading from Isaiah.   However, it turns out to be a sad song about a neglected vineyard that produced sour wine.   The Responsorial Psalm identifies the vineyard as the House of Israel….

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Gospel Reflection – 26 Sunday, Year A

Francis Mary: Patron Saint for a Pandemic There’s more trouble down the farm today.  In last Sunday’s Gospel it was grumbling over wages in the vineyard.  This Sunday (Matt 21:28-31) it’s a father’s confrontation with a son who said he would do the job but he didn’t.   Conversely, the other son stamped out in blunt…

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