June 3rd: The feast of * St. Kevin of Glendalough*

Today, June 3rd, we celebrate the feast of *St. Kevin of Glendalough* who was born in 498 into a noble family living in what is now West Wicklow. He studied for the priesthood in Cill na Manach (Kilnamanagh) and after being ordained set out to find his calling. Kevin came...

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Trinity Sunday Scripture Notes from Dr Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA

The great cycle of feasts from Advent to Pentecost, celebrating the great events of salvation, has come to an end. With the feast of the Holy Trinity, the invitation is to pause, to catch our breath, to contemplate. Viewed externally, this is a “doctrinal” feast. Viewed internally — chiefly from the point of view of the...

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June 2: The feast of *Saints Marcellinus and Peter*

Today, June 2, we celebrate the feast of *Saints Marcellinus and Peter*, early Church martyrs, who suffered under the Diocletian persecution, about the year 303; the first was an exorcist, the second a priest. Their names are mentioned in the Canon of the Mass (Eucharistic Prayer I). The story of the lives...

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June 1: The feast of *Saint Justin Martyr*

Today, June 1, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Justin Martyr* (100-165), early Christian philosopher and apologist, martyr for the faith, and author of several letters on the basic tenets of Christianity which survive today. Saint Justin lived at a time close to the life and death of Christ, and...

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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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