Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:02
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series S Bridget It was not unknown historically, for Christian authorities to vest in their holy people many of the characteristics of the more ancient gods and goddesses beloved of the people.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9:47
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series S BridgetIt is said that St Bridgit went to confession to St Mel, who pronounced the formula for the consecration of a bishop in place of absolution. From this derives the tradition that Bridgit was herself a bishop.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 20:00
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series S BridgetWhen she was of marriageable age her father tried to arrange a marriage for her, but Brigit refused all suitors, being determined to become a nun.
Monday, January 30, 2012 20:47
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series S BridgetWednesday of this week is St Bridgit’s day. In The Meadow we lived in St Bridgit’s ward and worshipped in St Bridgit’s Church.
Monday, January 31, 2011 10:16
To complete the list of Poor Clare nuns resident at 7a High Street in the 1950s, taken from the Elector Roll …
Sunday, January 30, 2011 20:27
I was reliably informed that there are literally dozens (70+) of retired nuns resident in the new Poor Clares Convent in Ashgrove Avenue. I will ask the next one I see out walking and confirm with you.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 9:34
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Catholics in Ireland were forbidden to openly practice their religion and had to resort to open-air ceremonies where guards could be posted to look out for approaching Redcoats. There was a bounty on priests and especially on Bishops. But the ordinary Catholic practitioner was also at risk.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 10:48
The Society, known as Quakers, is a branch of the Christian Church and has been active in Ireland since the 1650s.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 13:53
Peter Mallon and his Committee, Friends of Calvary have been working quietly behind the scenes to renovate, resurface, upgrade and repaint the Stations’ images and wording at this famous landmark.