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Laudato Si’ Week. May 16 – 23, 2020

Pope Francis invites you to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week. May 16 – 23, 2020.   Laudato Si’ Week honors the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week is “everything is connected.” This week launches a year-long journey of transformation, as we grow through the crisis...

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Pope Francis faces coronavirus “tempest” alone in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis faces coronavirus ‘tempest’ alone in St Peter’s Square       Pope Francis presiding over a moment of prayer at St Peter’s Basilica on March 27, 2020 at St. Peter’s Square the Vatican. He gave a special blessing “To the City (Rome) and the World” stating: ‘We were not shaken awake by wars...

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Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing Pope Francis is of course deeply concerned about the spread of the pandemic and the terrible suffering it is causing to some 300,000 people and their families, as well as the fear it has provoked in countless millions across the globe, and the great damage it is doing...

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March 22: Day of Worldwide Solidarity and Prayer

March 22: Day of Worldwide Solidarity and Prayer Now is the time for each one of us to respond to the worldwide coronavirus crisis by being in solidarity with others, especially with those who are most vulnerable and most at risk. It is the time to follow the directives provided by the World Health Organization...

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Covid-19: Pope offers prayer to Virgin Mary for protection.

Covid-19: Pope offers prayer to Virgin Mary for protection Pope Francis composed a prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection duri     ng the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Pope offered a prayer to the Virgin Mary on Wednesday afternoon, in a video message to mark the Diocese of Rome’s day of...

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Sr. Redempta Twomey, R.I.P.

Sr. Redempta Twomey, R.I.P. Letter from Sr. Rose Gallagher, Magheramore, Wicklow. Thursday, 27th February.     Dear Sisters, Well our dear Redempta went home to Heaven at 1a.m. Thursday 27 February 2020 … what joy and gladness filled the room and our hearts that her wish had, at last, been granted…she would see God face...

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World Day of the Sick. Remembering the Victims of the Coronavirus.

Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28)      Remembering the victims of the Coronavirus: Pope Francis shares on  Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace...

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Sr. Marie Galvin R.I.P.

Sr. Marie Galvin, R.I.P. Sr. Marie Galvin died peacefully at St. Columban’s Nursing Home, Magheramore, Wicklow on 17th January 2020. Sr. Marie is sadly missed by all.  Recalling  John ODonohue’s poem on Beannacht can give us strength and gather our experience of having journeyed with a loved one about to cross the divide.      ...

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Final Profession of Sr. Paulina Yang.

Final Profession of Sr. Paulina Yang, Seoul, 2019. On September 28th 2019, Sr. Paulina Yang made her Final Commitment as a Columban Sister in                 St. Patrick’s Church, Donam-Dong Parish, in the presence of Bishop Peter Soontaek Chung, 20 priests, Columban Sisters and friends.  Her parents stood bravely by...

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International Day of Peace and Youth Climate Summit Networking

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE AND YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT. September 21st 2019.                             The International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21 and is also called World Peace Day. The United Nations General Assembly declared it a day “devoted to strengthening...

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