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May Day. Pandemic Effect on the Global Workforce.

May Day. Pandemic Effect on the Global Workforce. Labor Day is also known as May Day and is a public holiday in many countries across the world. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date can vary.  St. Joseph the Worker is the patron saint of this day and he is well needed to...

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Earth Day: 50th Anniversary.

Earth Day: 50th Anniversary.   The 50th anniversary of Earth Day was destined to be a worldwide celebration. It still will be – just virtually.  It was started in the fall of 1969, Denis Hayes, a graduate student at Harvard, snagged a 10-minute meeting with Gaylord Nelson, a United States senator from Wisconsin who had been...

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Bobbio Retreat Centre and Poustinia, Magheramore closed indefinitely.

  Bobbio Retreat Centre and Poustinia, Magheramore, Wicklow closed Indefinitely.   To Whom it may Concern.   Dear Friends, This is to inform you that because of the Government’s directives to close all unnecessary business and services due to the COVID 19 and because of the seriousness of the present situation, our Leadership has made...

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Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi Message

     Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message: “The contagion of hope” Pope Francis’ ‘Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of Covid-19 – and to spread the “contagion” of hope. Seàn-Patrick Lovett shares his reflection as follows: No banner hung from the central...

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate. A Shield for Divine Protection.

ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE. A Shield for Divine Protection. We are living in strange times.  It is Covid-19 time.  It is a Time of Lockdown and reaching out; a time of fear and isolation; a time of panic buying and sickness; a time of listening and responding; a time to look out for the neglected; a...

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International Women’s Day 2020: EqualforEqual.

International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”    International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in...

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Words of Welcome at Sr. Redempta’s Funeral Mass.

Sr. Rose’s words of Welcome at Sr. Redempta’s Funeral Mass. On behalf of the Sisters here in Magheramore, it is my privilege to welcome you all and in particular, to welcome you, Sr. Redempta’s brothers: Fr. Simon, Dan and James; Sisters-in-law:Peggy and Eileen; extended family and her many friends who have come to say farewell...

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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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World Interfaith Harmony Week. Building Bridges Across Boundaries.

World Interfaith Harmony Week.  Building Bridges Across Boundaries    World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a...

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Funeral Mass for Sr. Marie Galvin on January 20th 2020.

Funeral Mass for Sr. Marie Galvin at Magheramore on Monday January 20th 2020. On behalf of the Sisters here in Magheramore, it is my privilege to welcome you all, and in particular, to welcome you, Liam, Bernie, Sr. Mairead, and extended family and friends, who have come to say farewell to your much loved Marie....

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