May 30: The feast day of *Saint Joan of Arc*

Today, May 30, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Joan of Arc* (1412-1431), virgin martyr of the Church, and patron saint of France. Joan (born Johanne) was the fifth child of pious peasant landowners. The family was poor, but able to survive with the children working. Joan never learned to...

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May 29: The feast of *St. Maximinus of Trier*

Today, May 29, we celebrate the feast of *St. Maximinus of Trier*, Bishop of Trier, Germany, from 332, a miracle worker and an ardent and courageous opponent of Arianism, fourth-century heresy that denied the divinity of Jesus Christ. Maximinus was born at Silly and he left for Trier early in...

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May 28: The feast of *Saint Bernard of Montjoux*

Today, May 28, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Bernard of Montjoux* (923-1008), the patron saint of skiers, alpinists, hikers, and travellers in the mountains, and minister to Alpine travellers for over 40 years. He is remembered for his devotion to the Lord, and tireless preaching of His word...

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A PENTECOST REFLECTION OF ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN

After his resurrection, at the moment in which he returned to his Father, Jesus pours out the Spirit upon his disciples and makes them sharers in his own mission.  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the disciples went out on the first Pentecost Sunday and began to preach the...

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May 27: The feast of *Saint Augustine of Canterbury*

Today, May 27, we celebrate the feast of *Saint Augustine of Canterbury* called the “Apostle of England,” and the eventual first Archbishop of Canterbury. He is not be confused with the earlier St. Augustine of Hippo, the famous author of the “Confessions” and “City of God.” The work of Saint Augustine...

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May 26: The feast of *Saint Philip Neri*

Today, May 26, we celebrate the feast of *Saint Philip Neri* (1515-1595), gracious, cheerful saint and Rome’s apostle of the sixteenth century and founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, a community of Catholic priests and lay brothers. A peculiar charism was his burning love of God, a love that...

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Online Ecumenical Bible Week 2020: 31st May to 7th June

Ecumenical Bible Week 2020 “In light of the C19 crisis and the increased digital presence, where to from here for faith communities?” This question will be part of the Ecumenical Bible Week 2020. In response to the current health crisis, we have postponed parish events and instead we are offering...

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