Monday, 20 October 2014

The Last Mass of St Pio of Pietrelcina


"After my death I will do more. My real mission will begin then." (Padre Pio)

If you happen to be interested in the Capuchin way of life and would appreciate some support in discerning your vocation you are welcome to contact me at 086 3230638 or email

We provide an opportunity for those interested to spend some time living in one of our communities, so as to experience Franciscan life at first hand.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Br. Terence Harrington. 
Director of Vocatins.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Blessed Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI who was Pope from 1963 to 1978 was beatified this morning by Pope Francis in Rome. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was in attendance for the ceremony which was held at the end of the extraordinary Synod on the Family. 

Today the church celebrates World Mission Sunday. It is fitting that Pope Paul (named after St.Paul who travelled all over Europe to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ) is beatified on this day as he was the first Pope to travel overseas and the first Pope to travel by aeroplane. 

Among the countries Pope Paul visited was The Holy Land, The United Nations in New York, Uganda, and the Philippeans... In all this, he took the papacy to the people in a new way. It also paved the way for further Apostolic journeys by John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and lately Francis. 

Blessed Paul VI - Pray for Us. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Welcome to Anthony and Daniel...our Postulants!!

Peace to you all!!

Last Saturday (11th October 2014), in a very simple, yet joyful ceremony, we officially welcomed Anthony Mahon and Daniel Pervan into our Postulancy Programme.

(L-R) Br Mike, Guardian; Anthony Mahon, Daniel Pervan, Br Philip, Postulant Director

These two men will spend the next nine months sharing the life of the Friars in Raheny as began to discern God's call, at a deeper level.

The Postulancy is the first stage of initial formation and consists of living in community, classes on catecethics, Christian and Franciscan spirituality, prayer, personal development as well as some experience of  pastoral ministry in our Capuchin Day Centre of Homeless People.

We ask you to keep Anthony and Daniel in your prayers over the coming months.


Br Martin OFM Cap.