Religious History

John McCullagh January 30, 2011

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.

John McCullagh November 26, 2009

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.

John McCullagh February 18, 2009

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. 

John McCullagh May 16, 2008

I am wont sometimes to let my attention stray from divine worship as I contemplate the beauty of the architecture in my local church St Catherine’s (The Dominican).