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Blessings on St Valentine’s Day

The over arching symbol of St Valentine’s Day is, without doubt, the heart. This heart is the symbol of love. It’s red, full and vibrant; filled with life, joy and expectation. The Carmelite Friars in Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin are keepers of the heart of St Valentine. Each year engaged couples from all over Ireland,…

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Gospel Reflection for the 4th Sunday, Year B

Quiet Attentiveness Last Sunday we had the dream of Jesus as he launched his mission to establish the kingdom or reign of God on earth.  “The time has come and the kingdom of God is close at hand.  Repent and believe the Good News.”   This meant repossessing the world from the ways by which Satan…

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Catholic Schools Week 2021

The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Schools have been under so much pressure over the last twelve months and this shows little sign of letting up anytime soon. Faith and resilience are two key qualities that can help us in difficult times. This week let…

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Sunday of the Word of God 2021

Introduction In his Apostolic Letter of 30 September 2019, Aperuit illis Pope Francis established that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be the Sunday of the Word of God. He had already proposed something similar at the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Sunday of the Word of God is a day…

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Gospel Reflection for the 3rd Sunday, Year B

Let us Dream Pope Francis, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, recently published a book entitled “Let us Dream.”  In describing his ideals for the world, he was not the first dreamer.  He is following his Master.  Jesus began his public mission by proclaiming his dream: he called it the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15-20). …

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New Leadership Team in the Custody of South Korea

We offer our congratulations to the Friars in the Capuchin Custody of Korea who recently elected a new leadership team. Pictured are (L to R) Brothers Cosmos, Pat and Stephano. Brother Stephano Kim was elected as Custos, Brother Pat as First Councillor and Brother Cosmos as Second Councillor. We wish our brothers every blessing as…

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