Pontiff joins parish of Newbridge and diocese – 1500 years after St Conleth died on 4 May 519 – in "giving thanks to Almighty God for the example of this saintly bishop and abbot”.
Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water.
During our pilgrimage we will be blessed by water from St. Brigid’s well, mindfully weave a St Brigid’s cross, walk in pilgrimage by candlelight and reflect on some of the legends of St. Brigid and how they can speak to us today
Féile Bríde is a gathering of people who want to celebrate the coming of spring, and who want to call Brigid’s qualities into the world, to light a spark for change.
Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms.
Bishop Nulty suggests religious congregations consider having an ‘Open House’ in an effort to allow society gain a deeper understanding of their charism and life.