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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Lenten Message of Pope Francis March 1st, 2019

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2019   “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rm 8: 19)   Dear Brothers and Sisters Each year, through Mother Church, …

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Pope Francis ends Vatican summit February 25th, 2019

Vatican City — Pope Francis ended his summit with 190 Catholic bishops on clergy sexual abuse Feb. 24 with a promise the church will “decisively confront” the abuse of minors, …

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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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