17Mar Presider’s Page for 17 March (Lá ‘le Pádraig)

Today we in Ireland pause from our lenten penances to honour Patrick, the apostle of the Irish. In our celebration of this solemn feast, we worship God, creator, redeemer and sanctifier, who brought our ancestors into the Christian fold through the preaching of St Patrick.

17Mar They shall have mercy shown them …

Donal Dorr offers a very practical way for the church to excercise mercy during the coming Jubilee Year of mercy announced by Pope Francis.

Is there more that we can do to prevent it being the damp squib that the Jubilee year of 2000 turned out to be?

17Mar 17th March. St Patrick, Principal Patron of Ireland

Patrick, Pastoral Theologian
Perhaps we are wrong to take Patrick's statement about his ignorance at face value. To describe himself as a mere illiterate sinner was just a foil to highlight the glorious workings of God's grace. His Confessio clearly reveals that..

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