St Patrick (385-461) Born possibly at Old Kilpatrick. Taken as a captive to Ireland as a slave where he worked as a herdsman. Making his escape, he became a priest and Bishop of Ireland where he converted many to the faith and reorganised the Church throughout Ireland. Reputedly buried at Downpatrick.
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Turibius of Mogrovejo (1538-1606). Born in Spain, he studied law at Salamanca before being chosen as Bishop of Lima. Called synods and councils for the purpose of reforming religion in the whole country, and strenuously defended the rights of the Church while looking after his flock and going among them on pastoral visitation. Also laboured […]
This Sunday is the first of a series of three Gospels about repentance and forgiveness, and begins with a real teaser: what is the connection between the narrative of the events and the parable which follows? If you think God is like the landowner, then a sudden tragic event is the faith which awaits us for our […]
On this day, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to a young virgin to ask if she would become the mother of the Messiah. Worried how this might come about, since she declared her virginity, she was reassured by Gabriel that she would conceive through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the […]