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Today’s Feast – St Dymphna

Saint Dymphna was born in Ireland in the 7th century. Her father, Damon was a pagan king of Oriel, but her mother was a devout Christian. When Dymphna was around 14 years old, she consecrated herself to Christ, taking a … Continue reading

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24 Reasons for Spending a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament

Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament 1. You are greatly needed! “The Church and the world have a great need of eucharistic adoration.” (Pope John Paul … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St. Athanasius

St. Athanasius, the great champion of the Faith was born at Alexandria, about the year 296, of Christian parents. Educated under the eye of Alexander, later Bishop of his native city, he made great progress in learning and virtue. In 313, … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Joseph the worker

From the Acts of Pope Pius XII The Church, most provident Mother of All, expends the greatest efforts for the protection and relief of the workers, erecting and promoting for them societies which Pius XII, the Supreme Pontiff, now wishes … Continue reading

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(Also) today’s Feast – St Gianna Francesca Beretta

Gianna Francesca Beretta was born in Magenta in Italy. She was the tenth of thirteen children in her family, only nine of whom survived to adulthood. When she was three, her family moved to Bergamo, and she grew up in … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort

Confessor, Marian devotee, and founder of the Sisters of Divine Wisdom He was born Louis Marie Grignon in Montfort, France, in 1673. Educated at Rennes, he was ordained there in 1700, becoming a chaplain in a hospital in Poitiers. His congregation, … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Mark the Evangelist

He was a cousin of St Barnabas and accompanied the apostle St Paul on his first missionary journey; later he followed him to Rome. He was a disciple of St Peter, and his gospel is told from St Peter’s point … Continue reading

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From 3rd May to the 6th May, St Joseph’s Church in Bonnybridge is holding 40 hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament….

But why Forty Hours? The Forty Hours Devotion is 40 hours of prayer before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, where we come face-to-face with Our Lord. This devotion is also widely known as Forty Hours Prayer and Forty Hours Adoration. The … Continue reading

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40 hours of Adoration an article by Fr William Saunders

The Forty Hours Devotion is a special forty-hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. The Forty Hours Devotion is a special 40-hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. … Continue reading

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