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Franciscans hope new book will prove a bestseller

‘The Simplest Prayer’ includes practical advice on meditation and simple reflections for times of anxiety, weak faith, troubled conscience and letting go.


Individualism of selfie culture has dark side: Bishop

5th centenary celebrations of the birth of Carmelite St Teresa of Avila launched in Ireland.


Take Pioneer pledge for November

Temporary pledge is about taking time-out to reflect on our relationship with drink.


Church’s future lies in small faith communities: priest

Fr Neal Carlin sets out the story of the Columba Community in Derry in new book.


Poor Clares in Cork mark centenary

Monastery has been a “powerhouse of prayer” for a century - Bishop John Buckley of Cork and Ross.


Building at Glencairn caters for growing community

Renovation works part of expansion plan for community of Sisters and their monastic tradition of hospitality.


American Catholic TV host for Charismatic Conference

Up to 1,000 people are expected to attend conference themed 'The Joy of the Gospel'.


Pilgrimage season starts at Lough Derg

“Taking time to come on pilgrimage to Lough Derg offers an opportunity to empty oneself and to find ones true self," says prior.


Mother of Philip Cairns still hopes for ‘conclusion’

Alice Cairns trusts in God but still prays that son will be found.


“The Church is where we learn what holiness means”

Archbishop Martin dedicates new altar in Dublin parish.


Alpha’s ‘Big Ask’ to be launched next week

The 24/7 Prayer Ireland initiative will pray for key areas of influence in society.


Scandal kills faith Pope Francis warns

When there is no Christian coherency, and you live incoherently, you are guilty of giving scandal Pontiff warns.


Achonry launches Year of Prayer with renowned writer

Diocese to listen to people and share what they have to say about the situation of the Church.


Pat Kenny learns about Redemptoristine way of life

Enclosed nuns see internet as a gift from God.


30,000 young Europeans to attend Taizé gathering

Young people to provide sign of 'visible communion' in Strasbourg.


Increasing numbers turning to centering prayer groups

‘Centering Prayer’ satisfies thirst for God and aids recovery from addiction.


Special day of prayer for Syria at Belfast cathedral

Church of Ireland invites all to pray for peace in conflict-wracked Syria.


Jesuit challenges some of the myths around prayer

New book explores why do we pray and what does praying do for us, for God and for the world?


“War, never again” pleads Pope Francis

Pontiff condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria.


Over 300 young people take part in Dublin prayer vigil

Follow up event to WYD2013 and Rio in Dublin planned for September.


Dialogue offers alternative to selfish indifference and violent protest – Pope

Pontiff says building a more just society is not some vague utopian ideal but the fruit of a concerted effort.


Two Irish WYD pilgrims selected for role in prayer vigil with Pope

One million young people to take part in vigil tonight.


The Nearness of God – Breige O’Hare

Breige O'Hare explains how her book is intended to help the reader deepen their relationship with God.


Sacred Space – the website and book

Brian Grogan SJ explains the inspiration behind the widely popular on-line prayer resource and how it has also turned into a publishing success.


Br Alois Prior of Taize at IEC2012

The theme for Monday at IEC2012 was Communion in One Baptism – Br Alois (Prior of Taize) summarises his message that he delivered in the main arena.


Celtic prayers & reflections – Jenny Child

In this book, Jenny Child offers an insightful collection of prayers, inspired by her visits to the holy isle of Lindisfarne.


Prayer – Michael Mayne

This is a beautiful booklet of refreshing reflections on our life with the God we seek but who is there for us even before we seek him.


In the Secret of My Heart: Moments of stillness …

Through the lens of scripture the author, Anna Burke RSM, shows Jesus as the way to experience God and as the source of the meaning of life.


God’s Passion: Praying with Mark

This book is one of the series Praying with the Gospels that follows the lectionary cycle.The author Terry Hinks is a minister in the United Reform Church serving in Hampshire.


Praying at Easter

127pp. The Columba Press. To purchase this book online, go to www.columba.ie THE BOOK:This very handy little book takes the gospel readings of the Season of Easter and with a prayer and reflection links the reader with the risen Jesus and allows us to become ‘ministers of the resurrection’ where we live. THE AUTHOR:Donal Neary

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