Primate recalls “outstanding” example martyred Saint gave as the 350th anniversary of the appointment of Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh is marked.
“The uncomfortable things we say need not be judgemental or harsh, but simply counter-cultural.”
The bells, named Benedict, Scholastica, Joseph and Columba, were decorated and ready to be blessed before Mass on Wednesday, St Benedict’s Day.
Religious life under the Cistercian rule continues at Buckfast Abbey under the motto ora et labora or pray and labour.
“It is shocking to think that in 2017 thousands of Christians are still being persecuted, displaced or expelled, tortured, discriminated and murdered simply because they are Christian,” says Eamon Martin.
The problem is that people love God but in a way that is not right." Some have a "possessive love for God: 'That is my God, not your God': Dr Mohammed Ali Shomali.
Ireland’s newest monastery - the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory in Co Meath - need €150,000.
Order was established in Co Meath in 2009 and is seeking funding to allow it to cater for new recruits.
Many families’ lives devastated by abuse of alcohol.
Safeguard an inner garden for inspiration urges Benedictine abbot.
St Oliver Plunkett honoured in Diocese of Hildesheim.