Redemptorists

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Redemptoristine nuns at their Monastery of St Alphonsus in Drumcondra. The nuns are video-streaming mass from the monastery to counter the Covid-19 movement restrictions. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Redemptoristine Sisters are used to social distancing: members of the enclosed Catholic order remain inside their north Dublin monastery except fo(...)

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Waterford Institute of Technology When is open day?  Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd; 9am - 2pm   Web: wit.ie/openday2019. &nb(...)

Poster for the fifth international Flann O’Brien conference, which starts on Tuesday and will involve several days of non-stop talking by academics and other Flannoraks, from at least four continents. 

If you’re hoping to experience what Patrick Kavanagh called “the tremendous silence of mid-July” anywhere in Dublin next week, then, thanks to one of (...)

  Fr Vladimir Pecherin: features in Dostoevsky’s writings, at least as an influence on other characters

In a week when Ireland votes on whether to remove the concept of blasphemy from the Constitution, it may be interesting to recall a trial from the 185(...)

Today I never wear a clerical collar. I feel embarrassed to be identified as representing a clerical caste that permitted abuse. Photograph: iStock

When Archbishop Desmond Connell ordained me to the priesthood on October 2nd, 1988, it seemed a good time to be a priest in Ireland. Fresh-faced and e(...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

A hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem

One hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem. It was the culminati(...)

Novena Mass in Galway Cathedral. Fr Clement MacMánuis, one of a team of Redemptorists celebrating the nine-day festival, said he was struck by the number of people going to confession. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dust off the curtain, polish the stall – confessions are making something of a comeback, according to a Redemptorist priest at Galway’s annual solemn (...)

When I was ordained 43 years ago, I was 25 and my parish priest (PP) was 70. I imagined that when I was his age, my circumstances would be like his bu(...)

Some 300,000 people are expected to attend four Redemptorist novenas; at Mount St Alphonsus church in Limerick, at Esker monastery in Athenry, Co Galway, at St Michael’s church in Ballinasloe, and at the Clonard monastery in Belfast. Stock photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

A remarkable feature of religious practice in Catholic Ireland today is that, while weekly Mass attendance is dropping, pilgrimages to Knock, Lough De(...)

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