“Joy is a perfect word as Mary’s Meals bring so much joy to the children, their families, their teachers, their communities,” said organiser Patricia Friel.
The theme of this year’s novena is ‘Mary as friend, sister and mother’ and the devotional observance is being directed by Meath diocesan priest Fr Shane Crombie.
“It is hard not to believe that the Diocese of Rochester acts more to sabotage the cause and less to protect the good of the Church,” says Vicar General of Diocese of Peoria.
“Our annual Novena is always a wonderful time of reflection and prayer, and it is with great joy that we see our Novena celebrations grow as people from all over the world join us via the live daily Masses on our website” – Fr Michael O’Connell.
Wednesday, 21st August marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition in 1879, and a special day of celebration is planned to mark the occasion.
“During the Novena, we are not just praying for ourselves, but for the entire community,”
An icon of the Holy Family, commissioned for WMOF2018, will be on display in Ss Patrick and Felim Cathedral
The Knock Novena is one of the greatest spiritual and cultural events in Irish life today, with more than 10,000 pilgrims taking part.
Alan O’Mara, author of ‘The Best is Yet to Come: A Memoir about Football & Finding a Way through the Dark’, will speak about his own mental health experiences.
“Our crowds are holding up well. We get 500 to 600 a night,” - John Mooney, Secretary, Ladywell Committee.
Jubilee pilgrimage will begin in Limerick on the evening of 4 April 2016 and the icon will then travel to every cathedral in the Irish Church's 26 dioceses.
Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly of Cashel & Emly to formally open nine-day festival of faith in Co Tipperary on Tuesday.
“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.
“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.
“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”
"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."
Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.
Hundreds of thousands of devotees of popular Italian saint invited to participate in feast day devotions via a live internet broadcast of Mass from the Basilica in Padua on 13 June.
Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick's Cathedral New York.
There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.
Up to 1,000 expected to attend long established prayer tradition in Co Laois.
Bishop of Elphin to speak on ‘Faith & Family: A Heritage to be Proud of’.