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January 15, 2019

Be Thou my Vision

The decorations are down, the bare Christmas trees have been sent to the tip, and there are no more flashing fairy lights outside houses to brighten up my early morning…

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December 19, 2018

Irish Chaplaincy Seniors Newsletter – Winter 2018

Find our Irish Chaplaincy Seniors Newsletter – Winter 2018 Newsletter to download here.  

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December 13, 2018

Bacon and Cabbage (and how I came to like it)

      It’s funny how I’ve come to like bacon and cabbage from eating it in prison!

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November 14, 2018

Denise Rigden RIP

St Mildred’s Church in Canterbury was packed full for a celebration of the life of a great friend of mine, Denise Rigden. And in honour of a woman who almost…

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November 10, 2018

Remembrance-Two Grandfathers And World War One

As a native of Liverpool, with Wexford roots from my maternal grandfather, I grew up with stories of the family farm back in Ferns, and stories of my grandfather, Henry…

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November 7, 2018

The World is a Hankerchief

My wife and I were staying with friends in Liverpool and Paul was telling us about his voluntary work as Chair of the St Bart’s & Friends Community Sponsorship Scheme,…

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October 25, 2018

Irish Chaplaincy Newsletter Autumn 2018

Our latest Newsletter here.

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October 11, 2018

From Maynooth to Mayo…travels in Ireland

Mass with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the magnificent St Patrick’s Chapel at Maynooth was the start of a 5 night trip that would take me across Ireland, up…

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October 1, 2018

Caritas at Villa Palazzola

I get the chance through my work to meet a lot of great people, in some interesting places (from prisons to palaces), and the Caritas Leadership Week near Rome did…

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August 31, 2018

The Pope in Ireland

I was in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, attended by Pope Francis, and was very touched by the whole occasion. The positive and joyful atmosphere around the various…

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August 15, 2018

(I Ain’t got no) Barmouth Blues

Which is most beautiful: the Connemara coast or Cardigan Bay? I was discussing this with Chris, a Traveller from Galway, as we stood on the seafront at Barmouth. It’s the…

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July 23, 2018

Where’s the Bishop?

Maimie, who is 87 and one of our Seniors, was convinced there was a bishop coming to visit her, and as each of her guests came into her flat and…