Sunday 22 July 2012

Capuchin Frairs Gathering, Rochestown, Cork

Yesterday, the Feast of St Lawrence of Brindisi, Frairs from all over Ireland and missionaries home from Zambia, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States gathered in Rochestown to celebrate our life as Brothers in Mission.

Br Pius preached and reminded us how good it is for us to come together in Peace and Joy and how we are called, as Capuchins, to share this with all we meet. The group spanned the generations but all mingled easily with each other and reminds us of the words of the psalm: 'how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in union'.

Three Jubliarians concelebrated the Mass with our Provincial Minister, Br Des, they are Br's Brendan O Mahoney (50 years), Peter Rogers (40 years) and John Manley (40 years). We wish them every gratitude for their service and blessing for the future.

Here are some images of the day.....pax

Stainedglass in Rochestown Oratory

Brother greeting each other as they arrive

Br Pius 

Brother listen attentively to his words

Br Des, our Provincial

Br's Peter (General Definator) and Des (Provincial)

Brothers receiving the Body of Christ

Br's Jeremy (Holy Trinity, Cork) and Bryan (Church St, Dublin)

Br's Michael, Dermot, Adrian, Peter  and Sean

Br's Gerald (missionary in the US), Des, Felix and Damien (Missionary in Namibia)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats.!