The "Act of Entrustment of England to The Virgin Mary" is a prayer of profoundly historic and spiritual nature, say the country's bishops, awakening memories of Albion as the Dowry of Mary.
Everybody will have an opportunity to have a direct encounter with witnesses — that is, people who have directly experienced violence in defending their faith — and that’s a rare opportunity for people in Ireland - Dr Michael Kinsella.
“It happens every 4th August, no matter what day it is and people will come back from wherever they are living now to be here for the pattern day.”
The seminary, built in 1716–17 in a secluded valley, was disguised as a farm building, so as not to attract any attention.
With Christianity on the verge of extinction in its birthplace, it is time for concerted action that begins to turn the tide, says British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
All kinds of people, of all ages and all backgrounds, turn up to pray before the relics, seeking St Oliver’s intercession for whatever their own private intentions may be.
St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny, which was established in 1782, recently launched plans to facilitate past pupils in reconnecting with the College and with one another.
1,200 members of the congregation around the world celebrate Irishwoman's step towards canonisation.