Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth offers new eight-week ‘Lectio Divina’ online course

The ancient discipline of Lectio Divina has re-emerged in the last 25 years as one balanced way for all of the faithful to receive the Word of God, and to be sustained by it. It brings together the Scriptures and life — which Pope Francis calls “that inseparable pair.” (Address to the Catholic Biblical Federation, April 2019). In a desire to sustain those involved in Lectio Divina, and to […]

Pope Francis calls priests to draw near to God, bishop, priests, and people

Pope Francis drew on over fifty years of his own priesthood in an address aimed at helping today’s priests “experience the peace and fruitfulness that the Spirit desires to bestow.” His reflections came in an address to the International Theological Symposium, promoted by the Congregation of Bishops, which opened on Thursday morning. The Holy Father […]

Webinar Series: Together Along the Way – Conversations on Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland

‘Together Along the Way – Conversations on Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland’ is the title of a new webinar series organised by the Council for Catechetics of the Irish Bishops’ Conference in partnership with Veritas. The webinar series will being together leading theologians, religious educators, and catechists to explore new avenues for Catholic faith formation […]

Pope Francis’ upcoming liturgical celebration schedule released

The Holy See Press Office has released the schedule of upcoming liturgical celebrations that the Holy Father will preside over during the month of March. On Ash Wednesday, 2 March, Pope Francis will lead the statio orbis and a penitential procession beginning at 4:30 pm in the Church of Sant’Anselmo. He will then celebrate Holy […]

‘May the heart of Saint Valentine pulsate for all loving couples’ – Bishop Denis Nulty

To mark today, 14 February, the Feast of Saint Valentine, Bishop Denis Nulty, the president of Accord Catholic marriage care service, celebrated Mass by the reliquary within which the holy relics of Saint Valentine are contained at the Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, in the Archdiocese of Dublin. During his homily, Bishop Nulty spoke of who Saint Valentine was.  The senior prelate said, “Saint Valentine was a Roman martyr, a third […]