Category: Feature

During the month of November, in the magnificent quadrangle of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, designed by Augustus Pugin, a stunning tree has been glowing gold, orange, red and copper.  This majestic creation is a larger-than-life burning bush, ablaze with God.  Even now in early December, well into a season of supposed decline and death, this…

Born on August 5, 1931, in Dublin, Fr Alec Reid was baptised into the Body of Christ in his local Catholic parish. After the death of his father the family moved to Nenagh, Co. Tipperary where he went to school. A skilled young hurler, he gained a place in the Tipperary minor team. In autumn…

"Fr Reid will perhaps best be remembered for the courageous part he played in identifying and nurturing the early seeds of an inclusive peace process. Fr Reid’s role as a channel for peace laid the ground for the achievement of the IRA cease-fire and created the political space for the multi-party talks that ultimately led…