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Dublin: Living Asking Christ to Reveal Himself

4/16/2021 | 16:32 - Churches in Ireland are still closed due to the pandemic. Organizing the Good Friday gesture was a bit of an odyssey, but also an opportunity for new encounters and to enjoy the wonder of the latest arrival to our community.

For almost twenty years, in Dublin, we have been organizing the Good Friday Way of the Cross in Phoenix Park, the city's main park. In recent years, it was led by the Archbishop and offered to the whole city, becoming the most significant public gesture of Holy Week in the Irish capital. Like last year, it was not possible to organize it this year due to the pandemic restrictions. Ireland is currently at "level five," the highest on the scale of restrictions. For several months, it has only been possible to enter churches for personal prayers. Mass can only be watched online.

In precisely this situation, our desire was to propose a public gesture - simple, but that could reach the whole city. We shared this thought with the newly appointed Archbishop Dermot Farrell, and he immediately said he was willing to live that moment of Holy Week with us. We initially wanted to broadcast an itinerant Way of the Cross online, that would call at the different churches of the historic centre. However, we had to limit our ambition and organize it inside a single church...

Keep reading Mauro's letter here.

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