World Day of Prayer for all Creation

World Day of Prayer for all Creation

Invitation by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin to join with Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew in a World Day of Prayer for all Creation: at 7:30pm on Tuesday September 1st in Holy Cross Church

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True love for God leads to unity: Shia Imam

True love for God leads to unity: Shia Imam

The joint UK and Ireland summer gathering of Focolare took place at Liverpool Hope University from 28th July to 2nd August with the title “Signs of Hope”. Each day explored aspects of Hope: Hope for Community, Hope for Everyone, Hope for our World, Hope for tomorrow and Hope for dialogue, a morning dedicated to inter-religious dialogue. Speakers were Muslim scholar Dr.Mohammad Shomali, Hindu leader Dr. Puri and Roman Catholic Bishop Brendan Leahy.
Susan Gately who participated in the event wrote this article for catholicireland.net

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Irish bishop and leader of Sikh community to address Liverpool Mariapolis

Irish bishop and leader of Sikh community to address Liverpool Mariapolis

Large Irish contingent travel to joint Ireland / UK hosted summer gathering of Focolare in Liverpool. “Here we are almost at the 100th anniversary of 1916, signing up with England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a moment of unity, of reconciliation, of prayer. It is a poignant moment,” remarks Bishop Brendan Leahy.

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Radicalism of Love – Focolare Open Day at Curryhills, Kildare

Radicalism of Love – Focolare Open Day at Curryhills, Kildare

The Focolare Open Day at Curryhills on Saturday 27th June was a day of surprises. Surprising to hear from Mariella from Malta of how saying Yes to God lead her to spend sixteen years in a Moslem country. For her and the other members of Focolare there, whether you were Catholic or Protestant faded into insignificance. The important thing was to be a Christian and to witness, as a small minority, to the joy and truth of the Gospel based on love.

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