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New School Year

New School Year

Prayer for good success Our Lady, Our Queen and Our Mother, in the name of Jesus and for the love of Jesus we implore you to take our cause in your hands and grant us good success. Prayers to Begin a School Year God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of […]

Leaving Cert Results

Leaving Cert Results

Our thoughts and Prayers are with all who received Leaving Cert results, those who are happy with their results and those who may feel disappointed. For those who do feel disappointed Cardinal John Henry Newman has these words of wisdom. God knows me and calls me by my name.… God has created me to do […]

Celebrating St. Clare’s Feast Day

Celebrating St. Clare’s Feast Day

A Celebration to Remember! We had a beautiful celebration on St. Clare’s feast day. The weather forecast had not been very hopeful but the morning was bright and dry as crowds gathered in St. Clare’s Parish Church to celebrate St. Clare’s feast day. We were happy that the young people from the parish joined us […]

Pope Francis designates 2015 as the ‘Yea

Pope Francis designates 2015 as the ‘Year for Consecrated Life.’

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, explained during a Friday news conference,”Consecrated men and women are aware that besides recounting the great stories they have written in the past, they are called to write a no-less-beautiful and great story in the future.” […]

Bishop celebrates Mass in honour of the ...

Bishop celebrates Mass in honour of the Holy Name

The Franciscan Jubilee Year in honour of the Holy Name of Jesus was formally inaugurated in St. Clare’s Parish Church, Graiguecullen on Sunday March 16th by Bishop Denis Nulty following a Triduum of prayer in preparation. The Parish Youth Choir earned the praise of all by their beautiful rendering of the special jubilee hymn and […]

Come, Share and Experience

Come, Share and Experience

We invite ladies who are considering the Religious life, wondering, pondering, and not sure if it is for them to come and talk to us. You can also arrange to have a Monastic Experience on a day that will suit both yourself and our Community. Please email us at the following address if you are […]

Icon of St Clare of Carlow

Icon of St Clare of Carlow

Introduction In the process of writing an Icon, (we talk about writing more than painting!!), one of the most important stages is in-depth research done on the person who is going to be depicted on it. Then, as we begin working more closely with the new, original Icon, we have to fathom the message that this “Saint […]

Memorable Events

We had a most enjoyable visit from Most Rev. Dr. Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland. Likewise we greatly enjoyed a welcome visit from our new Bishop elect, Bishop Denis Nulty. We look forward to having our new Bishop elect for the Feast of St. Clare on 11th August when he will be chief celebrant […]

New Federal President

New Federal President

Congratulations to Mother Francis, our newly elected Federal President of the Poor Clare Colettine Federation of St. Mary of the Angels in Ireland and Scotland