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Fr Paddy: Advent … A time to be patient

It should be no secret to anyone that we do not know the date of Christ’s birth, and so the Church baptised a Pagan...

Fr Paddy Byrne: The weight of the glass

The Art of 'Letting Go' is about deciding to stop making the same mistakes and choosing to take a different path. It has been said...

Fr Paddy: Discern and change we must ….

Recently, Cardinal Mario Grech, speaking in relation to the universal Synod warned against “The Danger of Keeping Silent”. The Synodal process is a time for...

Fr Paddy: Eternal Rest Grant To Them Lord …

Halloween did not come from Hollywood but rather its origins are strongly connected to ancient Celtic roots. In Celtic Ireland, about two millennia ago, Samhain...

Fr Paddy: What is peace of mind? Seven tips to help...

Peace of mind, is a feeling of being safe or protected, it is the absence of worry. It’s achieving a calm state of mind...

Fr Paddy: Living in the present moment

One day a man walked past a camp of elephants. Looking closer, he was surprised to see that these mighty animals weren’t held in...

Fr Paddy: Brother Kevin … A living Saint

A small number of public figures are instantly recognisable by their first name. One of them is Brother Kevin, the founder of the Capuchin...

Fr Paddy: Harvest Thanksgiving

Time seems to be moving extremely quickly. It's hard to believe that August has arrived. This is a wonderful time of year when harvest begins...

Fr Paddy: God’s Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in...

Fr Paddy: Without counting the cost …

There is story in the Gospel about a leper coming to Jesus on his knees and pleading with him, saying, ‘If you want to,...

Fr Paddy: Let go … Let God

It’s good to think of prayer, not just as saying prayers, or speaking to God, but as listening to God. Not just as words but...

Fr Paddy: A message of Hope following a walk in Emo...

As we move closer to the Month of May, it brings a sense of hope and fresh opportunity. A recent walk in Emo Court, reminded...

Fr Paddy: Make time to share a meal this Easter

This is Holy Week, a sacred time when through ritual and symbolism we remember and give thanks for the great sacrifice Jesus made for...

Fr Paddy: The Strangest Dream

Tanks in the city streets of Ukraine. Blocks of flats on fire. Wrecked and burnt-out trucks, twisted metal and shattered windows. Small groups of cold...

Fr Paddy: The Little Flower … a powerful Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) was a French Catholic who became a Carmelite nun at an early age. She died in obscurity at the age...

Fr Paddy: St Patrick – icon of solidarity

After two long years of lockdowns and living with the reality of pandemic, it is with a great sense of joy that we can...

Fr Paddy: Make the most of Lent

Saint Basil, known as the Great, was a fourth-century bishop of the Eastern Church who was known for his care for the poor. He was...

Fr Paddy: ‘No one can do everything, but everyone can do...

In the Bible, the Virgin Mary was named Sella Maris, which means star of the sea. The Virgin Mary is a symbol of guidance and...

Fr Paddy: Stay positive because life is the best educator

February is such a beautiful month. The brighter evenings and earlier mornings, awakens within us, a new energy. Winter has passed and thankfully the darkness...

Fr Paddy: Remembering Ashling Murphy

The recent tragic death of Ashling Murphy, has left a deep sense of vulnerability and pain, in the heart and soul of our nation. Ashling’s,...

Fr Paddy: Let the light shine

At this time, every year, we hear these words from Scripture: ‘The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light’. Familiar words indeed,...

Fr Paddy: The Little Drummer Boy

Generosity is a wonderful gift. To have a big heart is a blessing that is to be open and compassionate in love to the...

Fr Paddy: Advent – A counter cultural season

Christmas seems to arrive now by the start of November and ends on Christmas day. In a secular culture the season of Advent, a time...

Fr Paddy: Celebrating the Feast of Christ the King

This week, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, we are called to work with this King. And this King is the one who...

Fr Paddy: In the name of God

Pope Francis, in a keynote address to the popular movements, a group that includes activists working on a wide variety of justice causes, called...

Fr Paddy: Nine principles for building solid foundations

One key biblical image is that of building solid foundations, making a dramatic distinction between building on rock as opposed to on sand (Matthew...

Fr Paddy: Leave the phone at home

“God brings forth His Son in thee, whether thou likest it or not, whether thou sleepest or wakest; God worketh His own will. That...

Fr Paddy: Celebrating the feast of St Francis

This week we celebrate the Feast of St Francis. St Francis is among the most beloved and most familiar of all the saints of...

Fr Paddy: Wisdom on life

George Carlin at age 102, offered the following wisdom that is deeply relevant for us all. If you don’t read this to the very end,...

Fr Paddy: Harvest thanksgiving .. A time for justice

Perhaps this harvest time is an opportunity for us all, to acknowledge the fruits that we all have in the depth of our being. Fruits...