"To pray and worship is to become our best possible selves as rational human beings. It is for this we have been created. And for me to be in the middle of this great wellspring means everything today."
Every life is beautiful, precious and sacred – video message of Archbishop Eamon Martin for World Day of the Sick
In his message Archbishop Eamon expressed particular appreciation to our doctors, nurses and carers 'who dedicate their lives to the ministry of healing and protecting life'.
Pope Francis also asked for prayers so that ‘the Lord may convert the hearts of traffickers and give hope to those who suffer because of this shameful scourge so they may regain their freedom.’
‘We must speak about corruption, denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness.’ – Pope Francis
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates 25 years of Salesian presence in Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes
"The Spirit of Don Bosco is one that sets out to enable every young person to reach his or her full God-given potential as individuals and to build up a community that surrounds and helps young people."
Catholic Schools Week 2018 will take place from Sunday 28 January to Sunday 4 February on the theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families’.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place this week, beginning on Thursday last 18 January and continuing until this Thursday 25 January.
During the ceremony, which took place at 36,000 feet altitude, Pope Francis said, ‘We hope that what you have done will be an inspiration to other couples around the world.’
'The frightening reality of domestic violence is not often spoken about openly, but it is an indication of the huge need that exists for inner peace and family reconciliation.’ - Archbishop Eamon Martin
During the Mass, Pope Francis baptised 34 babies of Vatican employees.