Talks and Addresses

Archbishop’s piece for the Cathedral Re-opening Booklet

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Talks and Addresses | 0 comments

God save all here! A phobail Dé, idir chléir is tuath, cuirim fíor chaoin fáilte róimh go dtí Ardeaglais Deastógala na Maighdine Beannaithe inniu.  Is mór dom is agam sibh go léir bheith farainn ar an ócaid stairúil seo, athoscailt na h-Ardeaglaise tar éis a h-athnuacha.  Mar is ceart agus is cóir  tá daoine anseo ó gach parósite den Arddeoise agus níos faide ó bhaile. The most famous of all monumental inscriptions is that over the tomb of Sir Christopher Wren in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.  He had been the architect of St. Paul’s during the thirty-five years of its construction.  He was buried there twelve years later.  His son placed this inscription: “Si...

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Message of Thanks to the Clergy , Religious and Faithful of Cashel & Emly

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It was on St. Stephen’s Day, while we were still celebrating Christmas, that the alarming news reached us from South East Asia.  An earthquake in the Indian ocean, measuring over 9 on the Richter scale, had generated a gigantic tidal wave which had wreaked havoc on the shorelines of a dozen countries.  A new word, tsunami, came into common use.  The initial fatalities were estimated at fifty thousand.  As the days followed, the full magnitude of this catastrophe began to get sink in.  The numbers of the dead could go to a hundred or even two hundred thousand, if a full account can ever be made. People were numbed at the enormity of what had taken place.  The pictures of...

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Launch of Spirituality of Our Times

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St. Patrick’s College, Thurles 27th January 2005 “Try to remember the time in September When grass was green and grain was yellow… Deep in December it’s nice to remember The fire of September that made us mellow”. These lines from the song, “Try to Remember”, in the musical The Fantasticks spring to mind as I come to launch a book, which gathers the rich fruits of the Summer School into a very worthy and instructive collection entitled, Spirituality for Our Times, edited by Dr. Joseph Putti, published by St. Patrick’s College. This deserves a double first since it is the first ever Summer School and the first ever book published by St. Patrick’s College. This topic was...

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