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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September 2015

Pope Francis has decided to set up a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” which will be celebrated on September 1st annually.

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National Eucharistic Congress 26-27 September 2015

National Eucharistic Congress Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, Co Mayo, 26 and 27 September 2015 on the theme ‘Christ is Our Hope’

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Knock Novena to focus on Faith and Family from 14 – 22 August 2015

Daily Ceremonies at 3.00pm and 8.30pm. Workshops at 12noon and 6.00pm.

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Annual Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ Pilgrimage

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place on the last Sunday in July on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick in the Archdiocese of Tuam. This pilgrimage has been carried out uninterrupted for over 1500 years. Croagh Patrick has over 100,000 visitors annually with up to 20,000 making the pilgrimage on Reek Sunday weekend each year. […]

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Laudato Si – Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on Care For Our Common Home

Laudato Si – Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on Care For Our Common Home

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Saint Columbanbus

Saint Columbanus was a sixth century Irish monk born around 543. He became a monk of Bangor and later principal teacher there. In 591, desiring to ‘go on pilgrimage for Christ’, he set out with twelve companions and came to Burgundy. He established monasteries at Annegray, Luxeuil and Fontaine. Later he founded Bregenz in Austria […]

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Press Statement from Summer 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference

  This afternoon Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin and President of Accord, hosted a media briefing at the Columba Centre in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, at the conclusion of the Summer 2015 General Meeting of the Irish […]

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Holy Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in the Universal Church. This Holy Year of Mercy will begin on 8 December to commemorate both the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council, which called the Church to proclaim the Gospel to the world […]


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Three Day Pilgrimage Season is now open

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