Mission in Ministry 2021: Between the Virtual and the Physical
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Mission in Ministry 2021: Between the Virtual and the Physical

 “A bifurcated ministry, between virtual and physical” Knock Shrine-Ireland At this time of our unfolding human history we are experiencing a bifurcated reality. We live within the constraints of a worldwide pandemic. Our lives are influenced to varying degrees by social distancing, sanitizing and isolation. We are situated between a virtual and a physical realm….

New Book by Fr. Christopher Fox MHM: The Miracle of the Universe
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New Book by Fr. Christopher Fox MHM: The Miracle of the Universe

This third book by Fr. Christopher Fox is a collection of personal reflections seen through his own very clear lens that colours his world view and coloured with a number of anecdotes and jokes. He continues to tell his stories with that light touch of a good story teller that displayed itself in his previous…

Towards a Theology of Safeguarding:Reflection on Presentation Dr Ethna Regan
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Towards a Theology of Safeguarding:Reflection on Presentation Dr Ethna Regan

Mission in Ministry 2021: (Reflection on the presentation given by Dr Ethna Regan Holy Faith Sister Ph.D., M.A March 2021) Towards a Theology of Safeguarding: How a Theology of Safeguarding can encompass human rights including children’s rights? The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) is currently focusing on exploring a Theology of…

Novena to St. Joseph: Reflection – St. Joseph the Spice of Life
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Novena to St. Joseph: Reflection – St. Joseph the Spice of Life

Mission in Ministry 2021:  Spiritual Reflection,  “Saint Joseph the Spice of Life” Knock Shrine-Ireland Living in this age of utilitarian values we are led to view things from a narrow and selfish perspective. This applies not only to our use of the earth’s resources, but sadly it can even apply to our relationship with people….

Ireland: St Patrick’s Day
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Ireland: St Patrick’s Day

Down the centuries many customs, myths and paraphernalia have grown up around Saint Patrick and the celebration of his feast day at home and abroad. But perhaps, paradoxically, the restrictions this year are opening up an opportunity for us to focus a little more on Saint Patrick himself, and even rescue the real Saint Patrick…

Ireland: Pope Gives Special Status to Knock Shrine
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Ireland: Pope Gives Special Status to Knock Shrine

Pope Francis will formally designate Knock as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine on the Feast of Saint Joseph, Friday 19 March, in a homily which will be transmitted via video link at the Mass in the Shrine Chapel. Welcoming the news, Archbishop Michael Neary said: “This is a hugely significant milestone in the history…

Mission in Ministry 2021: “Towards a Theology of Healing”
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Mission in Ministry 2021: “Towards a Theology of Healing”

 Healing in a wounded church; how can the Catholic Church with integrity minister healing to those who it has abused?” (Reflection on the presentation given by Sr Nuala Patricia Kenny OC, MD, FRCP February 2021) The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) is currently focusing through a series of short videos commissioned…

Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding
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Mission in Ministry 2021: Towards a Theology of Safeguarding

Mission in Ministry 2021: (Reflection on the presentation given by Fr Hans Zollner SJ January 2021) “Towards a Theology of Safeguarding” The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) is currently focusing through a series of short videos commissioned from theologians, scripture scholars and ethicists, on exploring a Theology of Safeguarding. The series…

Irish Advocate: Spring 2021
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Irish Advocate: Spring 2021

Mission in Ministry 2021: A spiritual reflection from Knock Shrine-Ireland
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Mission in Ministry 2021: A spiritual reflection from Knock Shrine-Ireland

“Letting Our Virtues Evolve” Much of our spirituality is hidden from ordinary people because it is cloaked in a language that is obscure. We could say that it was hijacked by theologians over many years. This development led to a language of spirituality that prevented the ordinary person from penetrating simple concepts, and of articulating…

Ireland: A Theology of Safeguarding
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Ireland: A Theology of Safeguarding

Every month, for the next nine months, theNational Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland will place a short video on an aspect of a Theology of Safeguarding on its website.  In month ten, October, the Board will host its National Conference, titled Towards  a Theology of Safeguarding at which the questions posed by…

Model Preventive Covid Measures in Place at St. Joseph’s House, Dartry
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Model Preventive Covid Measures in Place at St. Joseph’s House, Dartry

AMRI or “The Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious in Ireland” (the successor of the Irish Missionary Union and Conference of Religious in Ireland when these two amalgamated) had set up a Covid-19 ‘helpline’ in the second part of 2020.  It was a result of congregations and Societies making enquiries on what to do…