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Archbishop Martin celebrates dedication of new altar with Poor Clares in Dublin

PRESS RELEASE
3 September 2010

Archbishop Martin celebrates dedication of new altar with Poor Clares in Dublin

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin this afternoon (Friday) celebrated Mass and the dedication of a new altar and reordering of the Church of St. Damian of the Poor Clare Colettines.  

The small church in Ballsbridge, in the grounds of the enclosed community of the Poor Clare sisters, is a central feature in the lives of many people in the locality, especially for daily Mass.

There are currently 10 sisters living a life of prayer and penance in the Ballsbridge convent. In his homily this afternoon Archbishop Martin said we are all in indebted to the Poor Clares, not just for the prayerful support we have received from them on individual occasions, but for their unique and vital witness in our time, of the presence of God in our midst.

The Church of Saint Damian will be used as an adoration chapel in June 2012 during the International Eucharistic Congress.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  • Photos will be available later today from John Mc Elroy Photos (087 -2416985)
  • Further information on the Poor Clares, Ballsbridge at  www.pccdamians.ie
  • Full text of Archbishop Martin’s Homily is also available at www.dublindiocese.ie
  • Further information on the International Eucharistic Congress at www.iec2012.ie
Further information:
Communications Office 01 -8360723, email communications@dublindiocese.ie,  web www.dublindiocese.ie

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