Spirituality

Pope at Audience: ‘Every prayer answered, in God’s time’ In his continuing catechesis on the Our Father at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says no prayer goes unanswered, but reminds us that God’s timing is not our own.   Pope Francis took up the age-old question about why, at times, it seems that God […]

Pope to Rectors of Shrines: Keeping popular piety alive Pope Francis meets Rectors and Pastoral Workers of Shrines, encouraging them to make pilgrims feel “at home” and to help them enrich their popular piety.     A Shrine is a church, or other sacred place, which is visited by people who come as pilgrims to […]

Pope on All Saints Day: Beatitudes, the path to holiness in daily life On All Saints, Nov. 1, Pope Francis recited the midday ‘Angelus’ prayer with the faithful and tourists in Rome St. Peter’s Square.   Pope Francis on Thursday urged Christians to seek holiness not by accomplishing extraordinary things but by following the path […]

Pope at Audience: ‘all love is meant to be faithful, generous and fruitful’ Pope Francis says every Christian vocation, including the priesthood and consecrated virginity, are deeply spousal, life-giving and self-sacrificing. He was speaking at the General Audience during which he reflected on the 6th Commandment. Speaking to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square […]

Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the Synod of Bishops on the theme of ‘Young people, faith and vocational discernment’ “We are talking about the re-imagination of parishes and structures so that young people are heard, listened to, appreciated and encouraged … young people are the AGENTS of evangelisation to each other and, indeed, to […]

Pope Audience for 24 October 2018 Here is the official English language summary of the Pope’s catechesis at the General Audience on 24th October 2018     Summary Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now turn to the sixth commandment: “You shall not commit adultery”.  The commandment, while […]

Life to the Full Eileen O’Driscoll   EPISODE 1 – 26th September 2018 ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** EPISODE 2 – 3rd October 2018  ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** EPISODE 3 – 10th October 2018 ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** EPISODE 4 – 17th October 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 5 – 24th October 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 6 – 7th November 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 7 – 14th November 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 8 – […]

Pope Francis gives crucifix to Angelus-goers To mark the recent Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Pope Francis gives those present at the Angelus prayer a small crucifix, calling it “a sign of the love of God, who in Jesus gave his life for us.”   Pope Francis gave a crucifix to every person […]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Faith reduced to formulas is short-sighted’ Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, reflecting on the day’s Gospel (Mk 8:27-35). Jesus, the Holy Father said, asks his disciples the question that runs through the whole of Mark’s Gospel: “Who is Jesus?”. Pope Francis said […]

  ….more to follow   SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER ****************************************************************************************************************************************** SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER Homily from the Holy Mass – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan   ******************************************************************************************************************************************    


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