All Blog Posts Tagged 'Faith' (134)

Detective Steven McDonald and the Lord's Prayer

In the first of a 3 part speech given March 24 before the Detective Steven McDonald Men's Prayer Group in…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on April 7, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Exploring the Circumstances of Good Friday's Holocaust

Praise to the Lord in all His glory.

(Note: This was originally posted April 9th, 2020) 

Last week,…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on March 28, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Forever Young: Love Between Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day

My Tír na nÓg

To Patricia A. McLaughlin from Dan,

her husband, February 14, 2022

Though this poem may…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on March 1, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

St. Valentine and the Irish Connection

Saint Valentine

Born: 226 AD, Terni, Italy

Died: February 14, 269 AD, Rome, Italy

Full name: Valentine of Terni 

Valentine was a Christian priest who had also worked as a doctor and ministered to persecuted Christians and Romans alike. He lived in Italy during the third century AD and served as a priest in Rome. Historians don’t…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 12, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Simeon's Snare: Prophecy at the Presentation of the Christ

Praise the Lord in all his glory.

A tremendous ray of sunshine burst forth fully adorned in the natural splendor of its Creator’s heat, light and energy. It hurtled forward in perfect obedience to the sun from which it came and landed on earth, leaving in its wake the…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on February 2, 2022 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

The Scribes

In A.D. 406 during a particularly harsh winter, the river Rhine froze over. Across this temporary land bridge poured hordes of Germanic tribes led by the charismatic Aleric, King of the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 24, 2022 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Under the Mistletoe

Kissing a wife or lover under the mistletoe at Christmas is derived from an old Roman custom that honored the god Saturn. The Romans associated mistletoe with peace, love, and understanding and hung it over doorways to protect the household, as well as protection from witches and demons. Hanging…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 13, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

On November 1, 1625 Oliver Plunkett was born at…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 1, 2021 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Fr. John Bannon -- 1st Missouri Brigade, C.S.A. (Irish Heritage Week 2020)

In July 2013, I was honoured to give an oration at the graveside of Fr. John Bannon. The following, though long, is the text of my speech. Regards, Liam. (This post is part of a week-long series I've titled, 'Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten', in honor of Irish Heritage Week 2020.) 

Commemoration…

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Added by Liam McAlister on August 16, 2020 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Father Peter Cooney, CSC: Chaplain of 35th Indiana (1st Irish)

Reverend Peter Cooney, CSC

Born County Roscommon, Ireland: June 20, 1822/1832?

Died: University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA: May 7, 1905

Peter Cooney’s family immigrated to the United States, settling in Monroe, Michigan, when Peter was still a child. There Peter received…

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Added by Liam McAlister on May 7, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

'The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk Who Faced Down the British Empire'

Born in Dublin in 1856, Laurence Carroll worked his way across the Atlantic, hoboed across the States from New York to Chicago via Montana to San Francisco, worked as a sailor on the Pacific Mail to Yokohama and wound up in Asia, where he became an…

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Added by Dr Laurence Cox on April 7, 2020 at 8:30am — 2 Comments


Heritage Partner
'Nano' Nagle, 'The Lady of the Lantern'

 Youtube VIew my Video : http://youtu.be/oT0oOa0jx28  

Ireland has a centuries-old, rich and proud history defending its people and attempting to take back control of the Island for the native population (predominantly Roman Catholics)…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 13, 2020 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

‘Blood Upon The Rose’: Poet's Universal Easter Contemplation

I see his blood upon the rose

And in the stars the glory of his eyes,

His body gleams amid eternal snows,

His tears fall from the skies.…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 20, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Fr. Sylvester Malone: Famed for Love of America and Ecumenicism

When Fr. Sylvester Malone died Dec. 29, 1899, almost at the very end of the century, it signaled the end of an era not only for the Catholic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but also for the entire neighborhood. A beloved and respected figure among all local residents, Fr. Malone (pictured…

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Added by Geoffrey Cobb on April 7, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Visit From Our Lady of Guadalupe Sets Stage for Christmas

Does human nature translate divinely?

Have you ever had lunch with a Jewish mother? “Have I mentioned my son David graduated valedictorian from high school and is now on full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University? (About 14…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

26 Common Popular Irish Sayings by The Irish Store

26 Common Irish Sayings

The following is a compiled list of 26 common Irish sayings with their translations below written by The Irish Store.

You may find these useful to save confusion & hassle when crossing paths with an Irish person.…

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Added by The Irish Store on April 26, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments

The Church, the Tooth, and St. Patrick

What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “St. Patrick’s Day”? Green, I’d imagine; probably spirits, soda bread, and so on – but have you ever thought about…teeth?

Most people associate the loss of teeth with things like aging, nightmares, or even tooth faeries – but what if instead of a…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Paddy the Navvy

"In eighteen hundred and forty-four

I landed on the Liverpool shore

Me belly was empty me hands were raw

With working on the railway, the railway

I'm weary of the railway

Poor paddy works on the railway"

(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…

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Added by Kieron Punch on June 2, 2017 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

New Assignment -- New Country -- And Not A Parade In Sight

I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to. 

I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so far, Amman seems to be enjoying me.

I'm settling in --…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 5, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

A Poem To Salute St. Brendan the Navigator.

Ships, Real and Imaginary

It’s a piece of rock with a wonderful beginning.

A cause for marvelling in a right of its own.

Formed deep in the magma of earth.

Mainly composed of quartz, the colour of light

And feldspar carrying the…

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Added by Anna Kelly on January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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