"Christ is so present to us that he fills us with gladness, making it possible for us to live in every situation" J. Carròn
A selection of testimonies from the Middle East and songs for Christmas performed by the Choir of Communion and Liberation in preparation for Christmas.
December 12th at 4.00pm at St. Paul's Church, 19 Arran Quay - Dublin 7
"Our sequela of the charism that fascinated us can become increasingly faithful through our sequela of the Pope and the bishops united with him. This is why we are going to Rome. Not for a celebrative encounter, but only out of the desire to learn from Pope Francis how to be Christians in a world in such rapid transformation."
Read more in Fr. Julián Carrón's letter to the Fraternity
The community holidays of the Irish community will be held in Rome this year in the days from Friday 6th of March to Sunday 8th. We will participate into the Audience with Pope Francis as the central gesture of our holidays.
The Speech of Pope Francis' audience with Communion and Liberation.
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The greeting of Fr. Julián Carrón.
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Watch the video-recording of the audience with the Pope.
A selection of reading and Christmas carols from around the world performed by the Choir of Communion and Liberation in preparation to Christmas.
Saturday 13 December, 4.00pm, Church of Saint Saviour's, Dominick Street, Dublin 1
From the conclusion of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, at the end of the way of the Cross in Phoenix Park in 2014:
"The hope of living beyond death changes the way I should live. Jesus breathes his last. A new beginning explodes in human history. Death is overcome. A new beginning for humanity, but with an unusual start! Who is the first to experience what that new beginning of hope is to be like. A criminal! A weak sinful man who was sentenced to capital punishment! The doors of eternal life are opened and the first to walk in is a weak, fragile human being and a criminal. Jesus, we trust in you and in your mercy. We know that if we are sincere in our lives, if we try our best even if we keep on failing, then the door is open for us, thanks to the journey of passion that you endured without resistance so that we can have life."
We will go on pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 13th of October 2013 to ask Our Lady to accompany us on our journey of faith this year and to join the Church in praying to Our Lady as Pope Francis consecrates the world to Her Immaculate Heart in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Rome on that same day
We will take part in the live event listening to the talk of Fr. Julián Carrón transmitted by satellite from Italy.
The talk with title "How is a presence Born?" will introduce the work for the year and will be followed by Mass and light refreshments.
From the conclusion of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, at the end of the way of the Cross in Phoenix Park in 2012:
"We go back from the solitude of this park into our busy world. We go back knowing that in all our weakness, in an encounter with Jesus, justice and mercy can embrace us and enable us to work together to build a world where simplicity and healing, caring and thoughtfulness, lead to resurrection, especially for those trapped in the ways of death. Lord Jesus, by your cross and resurrection you have redeemed the world."
The beginning day on 29 September 2012 at 2.00pm in the Milltown Institute,
Milltown Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.