Skip to main content

Brother Michael O’Grady Solemn Professio

Brother Michael O’Grady Solemn Profession

On Sunday 6th September Brother Michael O’Grady made Solemn Profession of Vows. In an interview Br. Michael said, “I am humbled by the step I am about to take but have been blessed by the kindness of so many people who have encouraged and supported me during my vocational journey” Br. Michael was born into […]

History of St. Fiacc

History of St. Fiacc

HOMILY At the outset I want to stress that I’m very much still on a learning curve with respect to the ancient sacred story of this diocese. When I was announced as Bishop on May 7th 2013, I invoked that Tuesday morning, the protection of St. Brigid, St. Laserian and St. Conleth. I had to do […]

Feast of St Clare

Feast of St Clare

BISHOP NULTY’S HOMILY FOR FEAST OF ST. CLARE I think there is a curious interest embedded deep inside us all into the life of a contemplative. And that’s why this mornings Feastday of St. Clare ticks so many boxes, we get to meet the Poor Clares individually, we get to celebrate with them their feastday […]

Poor Clare Seminar

Poor Clare Seminar

For the year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis has called on ‘each charismatic family to reflect on its origins and history, in order to thank God who grants the Church a variety of gifts which embellish her and equip her for every good work.’ This is to include a ‘renewed and loving commitment to the […]

Incorporation of Sr. Analiza

Incorporation of Sr. Analiza

On Sunday 24th May 2015, Sr. Analiza from the Philippines was fully incorporated into the Poor Clare Community, Carlow. The ceremony was performed by Fr. John Dunphy PP Graiguecullen assisted by Fr. Liam Lawton.  Questions Fr. Dunphy asked Sr. Analiza before she pronounced her vows.   Q. How long have you been in the Poor Clare’s […]

Sincerest Congratulations

Sincerest Congratulations

Sincerest Congratulations to Fr. John Dunphy P.P, Fr. Liam Lawton and all who participated and attended the televised Mass from St. Clare’s Church on Jan 4th 2015. We are continuing to receive numerous letters and emails congratulating all on the beautiful, prayerful celebration which was very uplifting. It was deeply appreciated by our emigrants around […]

Capuchin Provincial, Fr Adrian Curran

Capuchin Provincial, Fr Adrian Curran

When on vivisation to the Capuchin Friary in Carlow recently, Fr. Adrian Curran visited us, celebrated Mass and gave a very inspiring homily. We wish him every blessing, happiness and success in his ministery

Poor Clares Elect new Mother Abbess

Poor Clares Elect new Mother Abbess

  Bishop Nulty’s Homily    I’m told that seminarians who study at the Irish College in Rome see today as the beginning of the academic year. Now the year should be well on by now, but todays feast-day of ‘All the Saints of Ireland’ I imagine gives the seminarians a hook to hang their academic […]

Advent Retreat

Advent Retreat

We hold you all in our hearts and prayers during our Advent Retreat, not only for strength in life’s sorrows but also that the material assistance you so generously give us may be returned to you a hundredfold in eternal life.

Visit of Papal Nuncio His Excellency Mos...

Visit of Papal Nuncio His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Charles Brown

We had a most enjoyable visit from Archbishop Charles Brown on the 13thof October, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. He celebrated Mass in our Monastery Chapel and gave a most inspiring homily after which he blessed our newly extended sacristy. It was a co-incidence that it was the year of his Silver Jubilee of […]