How To Spend A Holy Hour

by Fr Billy Swan I recently gave a talk to a group of promoters of Eucharistic Adoration here in my diocese. I shared with them a few thoughts on how we might spend a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament. The first twenty minutes before the Lord really present in...

A Heroic Life – St Edmund Campion

by Fr Shane Sullivan Edmund Campion was born in 1540 in Henry VIII’s enthusiastically Protestant England. He became one of Oxford’s best scholars and received the order of deacon within the Church of England. Edmund was a very unlikely Catholic martyr and hero, yet he...

The Holy Name of Jesus

By Fr Philip Kemmy “With the Name of Jesus we shall overthrow the demons; we shall put them to flight. With this Name, if they sometimes dare to attack us, our battles will be victories, and our victories will be crowns for Heaven, all brilliant with precious...

Little Nellie of Holy God

By Kate Barry-Murphy         Little Nellie was born in County Waterford in 1903 and died in Cork City at the tender age of 4 years and 5 months on the special Feast of the Presentation.      Nellie, consecrated as...

A Reflection on Today’s Mass Readings

Dia dhuit, Our new Church year began with Advent eight or so months ago and since then we have been for the most part going through the Gospel of St Mark each Sunday.  We will take a break from St Mark’s Gospel for the next five Sundays and we will journey...