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Prayer for the Holy Land

The following is an extract from an invitation to prayer by the Latin Diocese of Jerusalem, following the horrific events on May 14th.  This was shared on Facebook by the Religious Formation Conference, where they said: “We must truly pray to the Spirit to change our hearts to better understand His will and to give us the strength to continue to ...

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Pilgrimage Walk – Slí Nano

This pilgrimage on Saturday 19th May, 2018  is a wonderful opportunity to visit Nano Nagle’s Birthplace (Ballygriffin) and surrounding areas, rich in history, heritage and natural beauty. An historic occasion, celebrating the tercentenary of Nano’s birth (1718), this event provides an opportunity to meet people and create memories while walking the ways of the young Nano, visiting local sites that ...

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Communications of peace

World Communications Day is on Sunday, May 13 2018. This annual  Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 to encourage Catholics to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication offer the Church to communicate the Gospel message. Ahead of each World Communications Day, the Pope Francis  issues a message on a ...

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Beautifully Imperfect

I was reminded today of these quite extraordinary sculptures that were created by the French artist Bruno Catalano, by a Facebook Post from the Chapel of Unity at Coventry Cathedral @chapelofunitycoventry. In 2013, he created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depicted realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing. The ...

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Praying for Peace

‘I pray to the Lord that the hopes for a future of peace and more brotherly friendship will not be disappointed’. Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be dashed, and he urged Catholics during the month of May to pray the rosary for peace. ...

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Our Ancient Future

The 2018 Conference of European University Chaplains (#CEUC2018) is taking place in Dublin from the 4-8th June 2018. CEUC 2018 will be hosted by CN3 (the Chaplaincy Network at Third Level in Ireland) which includes chaplains from universities, colleges and institutes of technology across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland’s heritage and history provides a deep well of spiritual insight and ...

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Junk Kouture Finalists

Congratulations to four outstanding, talented teams from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel who got through to the 2018 Junk Kouture Final. Shortlisted  from an initial 4,600 students, they appeared  in ‘The 3 Arena’, Dublin on 19th of April led by their Art teachers Ms. Fennell and Ms. Murphy, with Keyara Connolly who did the make up. Each team had 60 seconds to impress ...

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Revolution in fashion

Five years ago this week, 1,138 young women and men working in a textile factory in Bangladesh lost their lives when the building (which had notable signs of danger and deterioration) collapsed.  This tragedy sent shockwaves around the world, not just because of the lives lost, but because it showed the result of the unsafe and unhealthy working conditions that our ...

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Send an SOS for Syria

Every day the reality of ‘our suffering world’ is brought to the fore. It can often times a ‘news item’ for a matter of hours or at best a few days or weeks, and then life moves on to the next live broadcast. It is 7 years ago since the reality of the suffering of the people in Syria first ...

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Making the SDG’s real

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are the global community’s response to the urgent economic, social and environmental problems facing the world today, from climate change to global poverty and inequality. The 17 SDG’s set out a bold vision for achieving a more sustainable world by the year 2030. Ireland has a particular interest in the SDG’s.  It is worth noting ...

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