Order dedicated to the Holy Land invests new members

Order dedicated to the Holy Land invests new members Mass being celebrated in Maynooth College Chapel on Saturday. Photo: John McElroy

Two new members were admitted as Dames of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Maynooth at the weekend. During a Mass presided over by Cardinal Seán Brady in the College Chapel, Veronica Holohan and Eleanor Hurl were invested as dames.

With its roots in ancient times, members the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre work to support Christian communities in the Holy Land. The organisation supports many charitable and outreach programmes aimed at ensuring that Christians can have a viable future in the land of Christ’s birth and earthly ministry.

Other members of the Irish lieutenancy of the order who received promotions at the weekend were Fr Derek Darby who was promoted to the rank of Knight Commander, Anthony Bailey who was promoted to the rank of Knight Grand Cross and Dr Donal Lydon who received the Gold Palm of Jerusalem.

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