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Tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna at Maynooth graduation

Archbishop Martin describes 37-year-old mother of five as a “woman of deep faith” who made "a deep impression right across the country”.

2018.11.11.

Children’s Grief Centre wins National Lottery Good Causes Award

“Children often find it difficult to express their feelings through language so by providing them with clay and paint, sand and crayons, we allow them to choose their own form of expression” – Sr Helen Culhane of the Children’s Grief Centre.

2018.11.07.

Peter McVerry Trust welcomes Housing First programme

“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”

2018.09.27.

Memorial to Pope St John Paul II unveiled in Limerick

New sculpture marks Polish Pontiff's final Mass in Ireland at Limerick Racecourse 39 years ago, which was attended by 400,000 people, the largest ever gathering of people for any event in Limerick.

2018.05.01.

It’s time for lay leadership in Limerick, says Bishop Leahy

The declining numbers of available clergy and religious lend a sense of urgency to this development.

2018.02.05.

Bishop of Limerick speaks of the death of Dolores O’Riordan

She was a true child of Limerick; talented, honest, full of soul and courageous.  She never lost sight of who she was and where she was from

2018.01.18.

Without Jesus there is no Christmas, Pope tells pilgrims

Gives voice to international project which aims to put Christ back in the centre of Christmas.

2017.12.29.

Homeless crisis worsens

Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.

2017.11.23.

American sisters find warm welcome in Limerick

There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.

2017.09.29.

Ireland’s oldest Mercy nun dies aged 104

Sr Eileen attributed her long life to always trying to be healthy.

2017.09.15.

Legacy of Limerick bishop to be celebrated at special conference

On 13th October 2017, Limerick Diocesan Archives and the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, will host a one-day conference to assess the legacy of Bishop Edward Thomas O’Dwyer of Limerick, on the centenary of his death.

2017.08.12.

University College Cork honours Siamsa founder Fr Pat Ahern

Fr Ahern embodies the spirit of the expression ‘lán de cheol’/‘full of music’ literally and metaphorically, says Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, UCC.

2017.07.30.

“There is still a yearning for family” – Cardinal Schönborn

Pope's close advisor tells ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference in Limerick that “Family is and will remain forever the basis of every society."

2017.07.15.

Schönborn: Church must listen to couples in a way it hasn’t before

“Having Cardinal Schönborn present [at Limerick conference] will be an opportunity to get the deepest insight yet in Ireland into the Pope’s new and more merciful direction on the family” – Jessie Rogers.

2017.07.12.

Cardinal Schönborn to address family conference in Limerick

There has been controversy about Amoris Laetitia. Some hardliners argue it has gone too far. Others say it hasn’t gone far enough. Some say it is ambiguous – Fr Éamonn Fitzgibbon, MIC.

2017.06.25.

Limerick hero Fr Jack Finucane’s funeral is tomorrow

“He fulfilled everything possible that could be expected of one man or woman’s calling. A beautiful characteristic also was that, by all accounts, he was extremely modest, never seeking attention for, or boasting about, his very considerable achievements.”

2017.06.11.

Respond! honours Limerick design students

This is an excellent example of real collaboration to the benefit of the local community – Paul Hargaden, Regional Manager for Respond Housing.

2017.05.21.

Back to the future in Limerick diocese

Bishop Leahy asks for faithful in all parishes of Limerick to hold prayer services next Tuesday as diocesan clergy meet with him.

2017.04.22.

Limerick celebrities join local singer in encouraging papal visit

Emily Clarke, who has fronted showbands since she was a teenager, sent the Pope a CD along with a lengthy letter promoting Limerick and inviting him to visit.

2017.04.15.

Philomena Lee to appear at Limerick literary event

Philomena’s search for her son Anthony, who was born in a mother and baby home in 1951, has touched millions of people in Ireland and around the world, both through the film and the book on which it was based.

2017.03.26.

Mary Immaculate College launches new scholarship scheme

Scholarships valued at €2,000 each will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examinations.

2017.02.18.

Limerick is a standout city for active nonviolence

Thanks to the contribution of many to active nonviolence, Limerick is now a city that is beginning to sing a song of co-operation and regeneration, new vitality and effective management, artistic, sport and cultural renewal.

2017.01.02.

Bishop Brendan Leahy says papal visit to Limerick “would be magnificent”

Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland will inject new energy into the process of regenerating the Church, which will be beneficial for the faithful but will also prompt those who are disillusioned to look again and see it as the Church of mercy and caring that Pope Francis wants it to be.

2016.12.11.

Sr Stan highlights effects of homelessness on children

It breaks my heart to think that up to 2,500 children will be homeless on Christmas day this year – Sr Stan, founder of Focus Ireland.

2016.11.16.

Founder of Cuan Mhuire Trust writes book on spirituality

Sr Concilio’s book shows us how we can discover a place of peace, unconditional love and joy – a harbour within.

2016.11.12.

Redemptorist community in Limerick launch annual Poor Campaign

“It’s a big undertaking, but people have always been very generous to us” – Fr Seamus Enright CSsR

2016.11.11.

Bishop of Limerick pays tribute to Munster rugby legend

“Whether on or off the field, Anthony [Foley] displayed the same characteristics of honesty, integrity, loyalty, dignity and more.”

2016.10.18.

Open doors reveal church treasures on Culture Night

The Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia only recently arrived in Limerick from Nashville Tennessee. At St Saviour’s they will speak about the 800-year-old Dominican Order, its foundation, and how it has been shaped by prayer.

2016.09.15.

Dublin and Limerick pilgrims depart for World Youth Day

"For these young people this is an adventure but there is also obviously a real commitment – they could be going elsewhere but they have decided to give one week to this.”

2016.07.26.

New Mexico students take part in Mary I programme

Students served dinners in Mallow St Gospel Hall, worked on the garden at Our Lady of Lourdes crèche, cared for animals at Limerick Animal Welfare and helped the Franciscan Friars in Moyross.

2016.07.25.
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