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Soul Food for The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 28th July 2024

In today's Gospel, we witness Jesus miraculously feeding 5,000 people, a profound act of compassion and abundance in the face of hunger. In our modern world, where we produce enough food to feed all the world’s 8 billion people, some 828 million people go hungry every day; these facts create deep questions for us all. In Ireland, over half a million people are considered at risk of poverty and over 180,000 people are living in what is defined as ‘consistent poverty’.

Author: admin - July 4, 2024

A poor man

Soul Food for Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th June 2024  

It is tempting to succumb to impatience, especially when confronted with the injustices plaguing our world; seeing innocent individuals stripped of their dignity and respect can be disheartening. It's equally tempting to grow frustrated with the impatience displayed by others, screaming for “their way or no way”. Amidst this, we're reminded of the virtue of patience. We mustn't lose hope when observing the state of the world, our faith communities, our neighbours or even ourselves in the mirror. Every gesture, no matter how small...

Author: admin - June 2, 2024

a picture of a person encouraging a marathon runner

Soul Food for Sixth Sunday of Easter (5th May) 2024

There is only one commandment- love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends (John 15:12).  Jesus invites us into a life where we find joy by giving freely of ourselves to God and others. Recently, I watched the film "One Life," inspired by the remarkable true story of British humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton...

Author: admin - April 20, 2024

Concentration Camp

Soul Food for St. Patrick’s Day / Fifth Sunday of Lent, 17th March 2024

There’s a little piece of Cork in “St Patrick’s Church”, a parish in the central city of Taichong, Taiwan. 5 years ago, the parish priest asked me if I could get a statue of Ireland’s national saint for our church’s side altar; my parents donated a statue which is now a permanent feature of the church. Like many Irish missionaries, it travelled a long way before finding a new home in a far-off land.

Author: admin - February 26, 2024

Stained-glass window of St Patrick
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