Category: Feature

Praying through difficult times

When Presentation Sisters reflect on Vocation Sunday, the timing of the annual day of prayer influences their reflection. The day is placed in the post-Easter calendar, the same time of the year as when the foundress of Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle, passed from the world (26th April 1784). One month after her death one of…

Surviving lockdown on a virtual pilgrimage

While the coronavirus means we can’t travel, we can still be transported to the heart of the faith writes Ruadhán Jones   The practice of making pilgrimage has a long history in the Church, reaching back to the 4th Century. Christians would travel to the sites of Christ’s life, or to the graves of martyrs…

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A death that has brought an abundance of life

Calls are growing for the canonisation of a Derry-born nun with people attributing favours to her intercession, writes Ruadhan Jones   April 16 marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Derry woman Sr Clare Crockett in 2016. She died a relative unknown in an earthquake in Ecuador where she was ministering. She was there…

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