50th International Eucharistic Congress

50th International Eucharistic Congress – More Photos

Lunchtime at the RDS – with our BrothersWith Cardinal Brady’Plastic Nuns’ – waiting for the Procession on WednesdaySunday Morning – ready to leave for the Final MassSunday Morning – waving goodbye to the PilgrimsOn our way to Croke ParkAfter Mass – greetings from our BrothersSome food to keep us going!

50th International Eucharistic Congress

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress opened in Dublin on Sunday the 10th June – Solemnity of Corpus Christi.  Three of our sisters were privileged to be among those who had been invited to represent the diocese of Armagh at the entrance procession – Sr Natallia, Sr Mary Teresa and Sr Mary Cathy returned home all sun burnt!  What a change in weather from last week when  one would think that we were in the midst of winter  – not approaching mid summer.  The photos we share here speak for themselvesWaiting for the bus – with our Pilgrim Bags Arriving at the RDS  Srs M Cathy, Teresa and Natallia holding banner with image of St Oliver Plunkett  Waiting to Process inOur Patron Saint speaks to the CongressWith the ‘Red Nuns’ and Sisters from CanadaAt the end of the day – with our Dominican Brothers  

Hapy New Year

We wish all our readers many graces and blessings during the coming year. May 2012 -the year of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress – be a year of grace for our Irish Church in particular.To highlight our preparation for this great event, our sister artists designed our chapel crib in a Eucharistic setting – photo here.As we assure you of our continued prayer for all your intentions we ask to be remembered in yours. This year, 2012 is the 290th annivarsary of our foundation in Drogheda. As we give thanks for almost three centuries of prayer, we ask you to join us in praying for those young women who are considering vocations to our community and that many more may be inspired to dedicate themselves to our life of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration for the glory of God and for the needs of our Church and world.

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Video of the Eucharistic Congress Bell

Below is a fifteen minute video clip of what happened with the Bell throughout the Armagh Archdiocese – it includes footage of the Bell’s visit to our Monastary (at 8.16min) and to our Dominican brethren in Drogheda (at 5.30 min)You might also be interested in the reflection given by one of our nuns on the occasion of the visit – click here

Eucharistic Congress Bell

On Tuesday the 29th of March we had the privilege of welcoming the Eucharistic Congress Bell during its tour of Armagh Diocese in preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress 2012. Below are the texts of two reflections given by our Sisters during the welcoming ceremony. The first is an short Introduction and the second is based on the icon of Our Lady of Refuge, which accompanies the Bell (see photo).IntroductionFor Christians the bell has long been associated with the invitation to gather, the sound being perceived as God’s voice, God’s call which draws people to assemble.Our day here in this monastery is punctuated by the sound of the bell calling us to leave our work and assemble in God’s presence to sing His praises and intercede for our Church and our world – begging for His mercy on ourselves and on people everywhere.A bell is a symbol both visible and audible. As we hear this bell being rung tonight may we respond wholeheartedly to the invitation to begin our pilgrim journey of preparation for the forthcoming Eucharistic congress. We pray that it will be a time of grace – a time of healing and renewal for all of us and for the whole Irish Church – a time when we grow in awareness of the abiding Presence of our Risen Saviour.Speak Lord, you have the message of Eternal life and may we hear and respond following the example of Mary, your mother and ours.Our Lady of Refuge (Reflection)Near the Cross of Jesus stood His mother At the cross her station keeping stood the mournful mother weeping close to Jesus to the end. Christ above in torment hangs she beneath beholds the pangs […]