The relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis to visit Church Street Dublin
This week the relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis visits the Capuchin Friary in Church Street. More details here:
St Mary of the Angels Church, Church Street, Dublin 7
Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25
The relic arrives on Friday 1.30pm. This will be followed by a talk, a blessing with the relic, recitation of the Rosary, a Holy Hour and Adoration and Mass, concluding at 9.15pm. On Saturday, events begin with Mass at 9.30am and conclude at 1pm. For the full schedule, see ‘Capuchin Friary Church Street’ on Facebook
Press release on the visit of the relics to Dublin:
Diocese of Assisi – Nocera Umbra – Gualdo Tadino
Press Office PRESS RELEASE
A RELIC OF BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS IN IRELAND
ASSISI – “What a blessing it is for the pericardium heart relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis to be welcomed in the Archdiocese of Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland! This first millennium Blessed, who follows in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi, is an invitation to all, especially the young and families, not to waste life, but to make of it a masterpiece.” The words of the Bishop of the Diocese of Assisi – Nocera Umbra – Gualdo Tadino and of Foligno, Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, in preparation for the continuing pilgrimage of the relic of the first millennial Blessed, Carlo Acutis, from 24 to 27 November – in the Capuchin Friary, Church Street (November 24-25), Holy Redeemer, Bray, with the presence of Archbishop Dermot Farrell (25-26 November), Holy Family, Aughrim Street (26 November), and Saint Kevin and Saint Kilian, Kilnamanagh-Castleview (27 November).
Accompanying the fragment of the pericardium relic, the membrane that protected his heart, will be Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo, head of International Relations for the Diocese of Assisi. Blessed Carlo Acutis, the kid in “jeans and sneakers,” died of leukaemia at just 15 in 2006, and had a passion for holiness, focusing his life on the Eucharist to grow in his relationship with Jesus: “Always to be united with Jesus,” he would say, “this is my programme of life.” Carlo, inspired by the Blessed Mother and saints, was transfigured by love of God and neighbour, particularly the least ones of society, nourished by consistency in the sacramental life and Adoration.
This is the seventh Diocese in Ireland to which the relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis has travelled: last June to the Archdiocese of Armagh and the Diocese of Down and Connor, and in September to the Dioceses of Derry, Elphin, Tuam (Knock), and Dromore, drawing thousands of pilgrims.
For more information, contact:
Marina Rosati, Director of Communications (Diocese of Assisi) – firstname.lastname@example.org; +39 339 637 8067 (mobile)
Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo (Diocese of Assisi) – email@example.com; +39 339 363 1830 (mobile)
Dame Brenda Cleary (Ireland coordinator) – firstname.lastname@example.org; +44 7949 358881 (mobile)