One hears a lot these days about people, unable to put up with the current anti-covid lockdown – wanting to leave their “prison-space” and head away beyond the imposed 2 kms from home. There is a well-known story of two men fleeing their fear-imposed lockdown. It is told in last Sunday’s Gospel in  St Luke’s wonderful…

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Living In Lockdown

They all lived together and shared everything in common ……. [Acts 2:44] The first reading of last Sunday’s Mass describes the first Christians – after the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost – living together and  sharing everything in common – and recognized as associates of Christ [Acts 4:13] Future generations reading that line might consider it was a brief…

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My Little Friend Anne Marie’s Alleluia! I first met little Anne Marie on this very Easter Monday – 8th April 1985. I was on my first of nearly 20 visits to Lourdes with the Irish Children’s Pilgrimage. She was about 10 or 11 – and, like others with Down’s Syndrome, she was affectionate, tactile, generous and loving…

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  Official Launch of the Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund at the Merrion Hotel The official launch of the Alberto Hurtado Endowment Fund took place in the Merrion Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday 28th January, 2020.   The evening was to mark the launch of the Fund, after two years of preparation, and to celebrate the AHP which…

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