Reflection Poetry as Prayer

We all claim to love it. At the mention of Poetry, the favourite poems we learned at school come rushing back: The Snare, White Fields and Danny , by James Stephens, Trees by Joyce Kilmer, The Presence of God, by Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sycamore Tree, by John D. Sheridan, A Cradle Song,, by Padraic Colum, When You are Old by William Butler Yeats, My Land, by Thomas Davis and so many more. We have lined-up and sought out our favourite Poets – Burns, Byron, Wordsworth, Keats, Hopkins, Heaney, Oliver, Kavanagh – all for a purpose, all for different reasons. The gift they have appeals. Their poems carry depth of meaning. …

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The Holy Family of Bordeaux is an International Spiritual and Apostolic Family founded in 1820 by Pierre Bienvenu Noailles,
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Pope Francis’ speech at WYD 2019 opening ceremony January 26th, 2019

Exuberant crowds greeted Pope Francis yesterday, when he arrived at the Santa Marta La Antigua Field in Panama City for the Official Welcome and Opening Ceremony of World Youth Day …

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Wetminister: Renate launches Report on Child Trafficking January 24th, 2019

Srs Bernadette Morton, Imelda Poole, Bernadette Briffa, DMB Foundation, Anne Kelleher, Renate The anti-slavery network RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) gathered at a reception today in the …

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Pierre Bienvenu Noailles was an enthusiastic young priest of Bordeaux who, at the age of 27, began to found what he then called the Association of the Holy Family.

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    Jesus asks us to produce just one work of art, which is possible for everyone: that of our own life.