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Author hopes Holy Land book will encourage greater solidarity with Christians

CULTURE | CATHOLIC STANDARD Author of An Irish Pilgrimage Guide to the Holy Land Michael Kelly interviewed by the Catholic Standard An Irish Catholic journalist who has led thousands of pilgrims to the...

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Irish Women Saints & Their Miracles

Ireland is known worldwide as the ‘Land of Saints and Scholars’ and many male Irish saints are well-known for their work, like St Columba, and of course St Patrick. We speak about St Patrick quite...

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Saint Brigid reviewed in The Irish Examiner

In a recent article entitled ‘A sweet victory for all mná’: Why we should celebrate St Brigid’s Day Clodagh Finn from The Irish Examiner took the time to question the origins of our most famous female...

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Fasting for Lent? Then you must read this book!

P. Fintan Lyons’ latest book as rightfully been termed ‘a theology of eating’ and when it comes to humankind’s, and especially Christianity’s very important relationship with food, the book doesn’t...

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Ash Wednesday reflections for the start of Lent

Ash Wednesday is both a time for renewal and reflection. To begin this sacred time of year we are sharing some thoughts from Fr Niall Ahern to begin your journey this Lent: “The wilderness test starts...

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Finding Hope reviewed in Meath Chronicle

First Chapter ANNE CUNNINGHAM March 2023 This is another elegantly presented book following on Sr Stan’s previous book, Finding Peace. The here is the same idea she adopted for Finding Peace in that...

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Brónach & her Bell

Long ago, a little girl grew up near Slemish Mountain (Sliabh Mis), in pagan Co. Antrim in Ulster, the northeast of Ireland. This girl was named Brónach. Her name, rather unusually, meant ‘sorrowful’....

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Jennifer Holden retired BBC presenter reviews ‘Doing Christianity’

Jennifer Holden reviews ‘Doing Christianity’ ‘Doing Christianity’ throws a warm and revealing light onto Jesus’ ways of being fully human. His joy, vulnerability, loving kindness, compassion and his...

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Doing Christianity reviewed in Church of England magazine

Peter Holloway Paul Higginson structures his book as if he was our spiritual guide on a medieval walking pilgrimage of 121 miles from London to Walsingham, so there are 121 concise chapters providing a...

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A noble shipload

‘That was a noble shipload, for it is certain that in modern times the sea has not poured forth from Ireland nor the wind wafted a shipload that would have proved finer or more illustrious, or nobler...

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Five Brief Tales of Bountiful Brigid

Sarita Spoelstra Saint Bridget of Ireland. Colour lithograph. Credit: WELLCOME We all know the powerful Saint Brigid, who was loving, caring, an animal lover and more. Nowadays, a  ’dose of Brigid’ is...

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The birth of St Brigid

From the start, it was clear that Brigid was especially holy and set apart from pagan things for God’s purposes. Her father was called Dubhthach, and he was a pagan chieftain of Leinster. Her mother...

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