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…

Finding God in the Ordinary – A View from Knock, Ireland
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Finding God in the Ordinary – A View from Knock, Ireland

Mission in ministry 2022, “practicing the spirituality of the everyday or the ordinary” at the Knock Shrine I have been here at the National Marian Shrine at Knock for some time now and I have encountered many people from many countries from around the world. The Shrine at Knock attracts many people for many and…

Ireland: Magazine
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Ireland: Magazine

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Ireland, Knock Shrine: Mary in Advent, the Woman Who Said Yes to Faith
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Ireland, Knock Shrine: Mary in Advent, the Woman Who Said Yes to Faith

Mission in Ministry 2020: “Mary in Advent, the woman who said yes to faith” Knock Shrine In Advent we are invited through scripture, prayers, meditations and reflection on our mission in ministry, to clear away all that entangles us in our lives. We are called to open our hearts for “love incarnate” to be born…

The Irish Blessing
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The Irish Blessing

In Gaelic the title sounds Rop tú mo baile (Be Thou my vision). Known as The Irish Blessing, this hymn was performed by a virtual choir from over 300 churches across Ireland, complete with tin whistle and bagpipes. The prayer was written by Saint Dallán Forgaill in the sixth century. So very Irish, but the…

Mission in Ministry – A Reflection on ‘the Sacrament of Healing’
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Mission in Ministry – A Reflection on ‘the Sacrament of Healing’

Mission in Ministry 2020: “as the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Healing at Knock Shrine.” The national Marian Shrine at Knock is where the apparition of Our Lady took place in 1879. Our Lady appeared with Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist. It is the only major apparition where our Lady did not speak or…

Mission Beyond Words
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Mission Beyond Words

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Mission in Ministry at Knock Shrine, Ireland: ‘That They May have Life in Abundance’
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Mission in Ministry at Knock Shrine, Ireland: ‘That They May have Life in Abundance’

Mission in ministry at Knock Shrine is based very much on being available and accessible to people who are attempting to taste the possibilities of life in abundance. Pilgrims come to the National Shrine at Knock from all over the world. Ireland at this time of its history represents the world in a way that…

St. Joseph’s Advocate Ireland
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St. Joseph’s Advocate Ireland

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Ireland: Vocations Crisis Prompts Reflection on Future of Ministry
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Ireland: Vocations Crisis Prompts Reflection on Future of Ministry

In Fr Byrne’s opinion, this is a temporary fix “pressing a pause button to keep the system functioning” and instead what is needed is a debate on the wider issues such as “how can we supply ministry when it is no longer possible to provide clergy”. “We need a radical reappraisal in Ireland – an…

Twinning: Growth of Partnerships between Parishes in Ireland and Africa
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Twinning: Growth of Partnerships between Parishes in Ireland and Africa

Twinning relationships or partnerships between parishes in Ireland and in African countries are a growing form of modern missionary endeavour at a time when the number of Irish missionaries serving in Africa and the global south is declining. One such partnership is that between Ballineaspaig Parish (often called Dennehy’s Cross Parish) in Cork City and…

Meet an Irish Missionary in Sindh, Pakistan
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Meet an Irish Missionary in Sindh, Pakistan

The hour-long call will include prayer, a short introduction and a question and answer session. The Columbans hope this will be a real encounter, not just an event to watch, so numbers will be limited. Fr Liam was born in Ireland and now lives in Hyderabad, located in the Sindh province of Pakistan. He is…