23Dec Happy Christmas

Wishing a very happy

and peaceful Christmas

to you and your family


The Adoration of the Child is depicted in this 17th-century painting by Dutch artist Gerard van Honthorst. (Uffizi Gallery in Florence)


Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Feliz Natal


Froehliche Weihnachten

Joyeux Noël

Feliz Navidad


Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia




Remember and pray

for those for whom

Peace is elusive this Christmas


The Scar of Bethlehem artwork features a nativity scene with Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus – but instead of a star hanging over the crib, there is what appears to be a large bullet hole piercing an imposing grey wall.  Banksy’s latest piece – his take on a nativity scene – has been unveiled at his hotel which overlooks the border wall in the divided city of Bethlehem.



Remember and pray

for those

who are in need this Christmas


People queuing for Christmas food parcels at the Capuchin Centre in Dublin. 











2 Responses

  1. Paddy Ferry

    I want to take this opportunity to wish all my fellow correspondents on this site a very Happy Christmas.

    I share below Connie Francis singing The First Noel, the most beautiful rendition, I think, of this beautiful carol.


  2. Eddie Finnegan

    As I said at @ACPinIreland just now, a very happy Christmas, a hope-filled 2020, and much gratitude to all of ACP’s Leadership Team, past and present, for the past decade of great work. It would be good to see greater use both by Leadership and all punters of the new ACP Twitter account in the year ahead. You can say a lot in 280 characters. If Pope Francis@Pontifex, or his handlers, and even the Irish Bishops can do it . . . . .

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