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International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non Violence

On the 2 October, International Day of Nonviolence (and Gandhi’s birthday) Pax Christi join with the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative to offer the following focus for prayer and reflection to help individuals and communities affirm their intention /commitment to live a nonviolent life. The working of this commitment was created in the United States by Eileen Egan and Rev. John Dear. ...

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The taste of bread

the taste of bread

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the city of Matera (Italy) on the 25th September at the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress, reminding Christians there is no eucharistic worship without compassion for the poor. During his homily the Pope reflected on the Gospel of Luke which tells of the rich man and the poor Lazarus. Echoing the theme of ...

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God makes things grow

God makes things grow

“One does the planting, another the watering, but it is God who makes things grow” (1 Cor 3:6) It is out of such theology that Nano Nagle lived and prayed and worked. She generously gave her all, ‘all in her power’, trusting that her efforts in planting seeds would one day yield a harvest blessed by the ‘power of the ...

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Your mustard seed story

your mustard seed story

We are present at the National Ploughing Championships 2022 in Ratheniska, Co. Laois from September 20th, 21st & 22nd.  Call in and say ‘hello’  – we will be delighted to meet you! We are in the stand area at 609 (Row 3, Block 39)  The National  Ploughing Championships draws people of all ages and cultures to the ‘heart of the farming landscape’, ...

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Advocating for the least

‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’. “I have heard their cry … I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you … I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12).   This theme for the Season of Creation 2022 focusses on listening to those voices, which are not heard. They include women and girls, Indigenous Peoples, migrants, youth, the economically marginalised and ...

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Protect & heal God’s creation

The Season of Creation begins on September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations. Throughout the month-long celebration, we come together in an annual ecumenical celebration of prayer and action for our common home. ...

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We journey together in communion

On August 16th,  the Irish Bishops’ Conference published the National Synthesis of the Synodal Process on www.synod.ie.  The Synodal Process has been conducted across the Church in Ireland from Autumn 2021. “The publication the National Synthesis is the fruit of a wide-ranging process of listening and consultation drawing on the syntheses produced by the 26 dioceses in Ireland, as well ...

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Day of Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August every year.  The theme for 2022 is: “The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge”. “The vastness of this land makes us think of the lengthy path of healing and reconciliation that we are facing together.”     During  these days, reflecting on ...

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Friends of Nano – Job Opportunity

Fiends of Nano Job Opportunity

‘Friends of Nano’ share the spirituality, charism, vision and mission of the Presentation Sisters congregation founded by Nano Nagle.  This is a Spirituality of ‘being communion’, a spirituality that seeks God in the interconnectedness of all creation and that promotes active love for self, God, others and all of nature. This is expressed by finding creative ways to further its ...

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The Apostle Mary Magdalene

The Apostle Mary Magdalene

Today (22 July) we celebrate the Apostle Mary Magdalene.  She was a  follower of Christ, who travelled with him and the Twelve during his earthly ministry, together with several other women who supported them. “While [Mary Magdalene] has often been sentimentalized or sexualized, there has not until recently been the slightest threat of her being divinized, and her intact humanness ...

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