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Leaving Certificate 2017 Results

Posted on
Friday, August 11th, 2017

Education is a right, not a privilege. It is a right that can make all the difference to a child. Education can give children the best start possible in life and set them on a path to opportunity and hope for a bright future.

Education is intrinsic to ensuring that children and young people develop intellectually and socially. It is

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How much does a prayer weigh?

Posted on
Friday, August 4th, 2017

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and

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August- A Time to Harvest

Posted on
Friday, July 28th, 2017

The Month of August brings with it the gift of Harvest. In Celtic times, this season of Lunasa was an occasion of thanksgiving. The Celtic people burnt huge fires, danced and celebrated many rituals, as they thanked God, for the food and sustenance that nourished them as they faced the darker and more vulnerable months of the year. Harvest time

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From God….. To All His Children

Posted on
Friday, July 21st, 2017

Message from God; Effective Immediately

Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfil my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and  happiness in this life. I apologise for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very

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The Cracked Pot

Posted on
Friday, July 14th, 2017

Life is a sacred journey. Recently I spent time with a young man terminally ill. His frank honesty and wisdom, grounded me to appreciate the gift of the present  moment. Who among us does not carry a sense of  burden? ……..The following wisdom speaks loudly!!!!

“A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends of

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017

Posted on
Friday, July 7th, 2017

On Sunday July 16th, Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, will partake in it’s first Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Members from all 56 parishes, will come together as pilgrims visiting a sacred place, where healing and faith, is abundantly felt. Over 1200 pilgrims, will celebrate a common faith in Jesus Christ and invoke the intercession of St. Bernadette and Our

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GRENFELL AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Posted on
Friday, June 30th, 2017

The Grenfell Tower inferno is not a natural tragedy, but an unnatural one. It was predicted by those best placed to know the risks. It was made possible, likely, perhaps even inevitable, by years of governmental neglect. The Christian observing this needs to go beyond sympathising with those bereaved and offering charity to those left behind. Grenfell Tower

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