Twins Fr Brian and Fr Rory have PhDs in engineering while Fr Jim worked as a civil engineer both in Ireland and as a volunteer with Concern in Cambodia and Burundi, where his vocation story began.
46-year-old Fr Brendan Coffey is the sixth Abbot of the Benedictine monastic community and succeeds Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman.
Primate of All Ireland implores Saint to help Irish people rediscover the gifts of faith, hope and love.
Thousands of devotees in Knock told, “Wherever he went, crowds flocked to him. Hardened criminals and heretics alike were converted by him.”
“Everywhere we go we want people to have a special moment with him. When I watch people praying in front of the Saint’s relics I can see that something is happening to them; some are crying, others look so relieved.”
Relics of the 'Saint of Lost Things' will visit eight locations in Ireland between 9 and 17 June before travelling on to Britain.
Outpouring of devotion by thousands of devotees expected in Cahir, Killarney, Knock, Sligo, Dublin, Longford, Derry and Armagh.
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.
Longford's Phoenix is seen as a symbol of the renewal for the Irish Church.
One of the highlights of the exhibition is Manuscript 338 containing the ‘Canticle of the Sun’.
After extensive ‘voicing’ and ‘fine tuning’ rebuilt instrument now fully ready for performance.
Warns believers against feeling that the Church has to compromise on the authenticity of its teaching.
Nineteen-year-old and Pope Francis 'joked' during conversation.