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…

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…

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…

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 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…