Reflections

The House was filled with the fragrance of the perfume

The House was filled with the fragrance of the perfume

Our Lieutenancy Secretary, Confrère Mark Kane, KHS, has recently had the opportunity and pleasure to read the excellent publication The […]

November Reflection

November is the month dedicated to the Holy Souls. For many it is the bleakest and most difficult month of […]

Plenary Indulgence

A Plenary Indulgence may be acquired by members, with the conditions of confession, communion and prayers for the intentions of […]

Duccio di Buoninsegna – The Maesta Altarpiece, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

Easter Reflection

I write these notes for Easter in mid-Lent and I have no idea how the painful and dispiriting events in […]

From the Holy Land

Reflections from the Holy Land: Mid-Summer Thoughts Sami El-Yousef Chief Executive Officer 14 July 2023

Reflections from the Holy Land: Mid-Summer Thoughts 

by Sami El-Yousef, Chief Executive Officer. Unlike previous year’s summer reflections, this year for various commitments they come a bit later […]

Bishop Martin Hayes, Diocese of Kilmore with Bishop Jamal Daibes, Patriarchal Vicar of Jordan. Photo credit Marcin Mazur, Catholic Communications Network, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales Mazur/cbcew.org.uk.

Reflections on a visit to Jordan

by Bishop Martin Hayes I was included in this year’s pastoral pilgrimage to represent the Irish Episcopal Conference with Bishop […]

Seán Cardinal Brady

My Prayers for the Holy Land – Seán Cardinal Brady

RESPONSES TO QUESTIONNAIRE FROM MR RODNEY LEONARD  1.         When you pray on, and for, the Holy Land, what are your main thoughts […]

Living Stones-Christians In the Holy Land

Why are Holy Land Christians Called “Living Stones?”

The term living stones in 1 Peter 2:5 is used as a metaphor to illustrate the secure and intimate relationship believers have with Jesus, […]

Homilies

Fr Francis Mitchell

Homily of Very Reverend Francis Mitchell, The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Homily of Very Reverend Francis Mitchell, JCL, KCHS, given at the annual Western Mass of the Equestrian Order of the […]

V. Reverend Derek Darby.

Homily – 2023 Investiture by Vy Rev Dereck Darby, KCHS, EV Diocese of Meath

The text below is that of Fr Dereck’s homily on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 My friends, as we gather to […]

The Empty Tomb

Christianity is the religion of the Empty Tomb for in it was buried the one who died a sacrificial death, […]

Good Friday Homily – 2020

“Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything […]

Fr. Derek Darby KHS

We are endowed with a missionary spirit

Vy Rev Derek Darby, KCHS, Adm, EV The Fifth Gospel Recently I attended a meeting of the ordained members of this […]

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo

Homily by Archbishop Jude Okololo Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

Investiture Ceremonies 2019 “And you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord would give”. […]

Fr. Derek Darby KHS

Investiture Ceremony, Maynooth College, Ireland

‘About Zion I will not be silent, about Jerusalem I will not grow weary, until her integrity shines out like […]

Fr. Derek Darby KHS

Homily, Investiture Ceremony, Maynooth College, Ireland

Fr. Derek Darby KHS ‘About Zion I will not be silent, about Jerusalem I will not grow weary, until her […]

Mgr. Eoin Thynne

Homily – Mass for World Day of Peace

Church of the Three Patrons Rathgar, Ireland Homily from Mgr. Eoin Thynne, Head Chaplain to the Defence Forces: “I wonder […]

Cardinal Grand Master O'Brien

Homily of Cardinal Grand Master Edwin O’Brien

20 July 2013, St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Ireland Investiture of Knights and Ladies I would like to begin by thanking […]

Faoud Twal

Easter Sunday Homily

Solemn Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem – Patriarch Fouad Twal […]

Homily by Rev Fr Timothy Bartlett, KCHS

2012 Investiture Mass Your Eminence, Your Excellencies, Members and Postulants, esteemed guests, sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ, On this […]

Bishop Noel Treanor

Homily Notes of Bishop Noel Treanor

Mass for Northern Region ST PETER’S CATHEDRAL, BELFAST, SATURDAY, 5 MAY 2012 Readings : Acts 13.44-52; Jn 14.7-14 I welcome you […]

Very Rev. Francis Mitchell JCL, KCHS

Homily at Knock Shrine, 28th January 2012

Ecclesiastical Knight Fr Francis Mitchell If you had the opportunity to attend daily Mass over the past couple of weeks […]

Books

The House was filled with the fragrance of the perfume

The House was filled with the fragrance of the perfume

Our Lieutenancy Secretary, Confrère Mark Kane, KHS, has recently had the opportunity and pleasure to read the excellent publication The […]

Vatican Council, Memories, Bishop Michael Smith, KC*HS

Second Vatican Council Memories – Bishop Michael Smith, KC*HS

In July 2022, a new book “Vatican Council Memories” written by Most Rev’d Michael Smith, Bishop Emeritus Diocese of Meath, […]

Ireland and the Crusades , Edward Coleman, lecturer and assistant professor in the School of History, UCD; Paul Duffy, senior archaeologist with IAC Archaeology and Tadhg O’Keefe, full professor in the School of Archaeology, UCD

Ireland and the Crusades

In January 2023, an interdisciplinary volume of essays from leading scholars detailing Ireland’s connection with the Crusades was published in […]