24th May 2015
".. On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." "
John 20: 19-23
Canonization of Carmelite Saint
St Mary of Jesus Crucified
(Mariam Baourdy - The Little Arab)
was canonized with 2 other Blesseds in Rome on Sunday 17th May 2015
Carmelite nun, foundress of the Carmels of Bethlehem & Nazareth, Mystic, Stigmatic etc
For more on her extraordinary life
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's homily from the 5th Centenary celebration mass on the 27th March at St Teresa's
The Preface of our Mass today, taken from the Carmelite Missal, sets the tone of our celebration as we join with our Carmelite friends to remember in prayer the fifth centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila. The Preface says that “in celebrating the memory of Saint Teresa it is our special joy to sing with her the praises of God’s mercy” A little later the Preface reminds us that “Christ, assuming flesh, has shown us that God’s love is unbounded”.
God’s love is unbounded. Our celebration today is really about God’s love. The great challenge of the Church today is not that of the many problems we read about in the papers: about falling numbers of Church attendance or the falling numbers of vocations to the religious life, or of the many challenges which we face from within the society and culture in which we live. These are all symptoms. The greatest challenge, the area in which we as Christians fail most is failing to witness in our lives – as individuals and as a Church community - to the love of God.
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St Teresa of Avila
Patron of our church
5th Centenary of Her birth
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Grafton St, Dublin is a place full of life and vibrancy. It has more than its share of top class stores selling almost everything a shopper is looking for. On the street, there are plenty of very talented street entertainers to cheer the heart. Being a pedestrian street, it is always crowded and bustling with hectic shoppers and people hurrying to purchase the latest bargain or fashion.
But even the most ardent shopper can get tired of the rush and hassle of this busy street. Many head for or discover by accident a little oasis of peace and calm; St. Teresa’s Church. Located down a side alley tucked away between Grafton Street and Clarendon Street, it’s just around the corner from Bewley’s. It is amazing the number of people from all over the city and indeed from all over the country who know and love St. Teresa’s and appreciate the peace and calm they experience here.
St. Teresa’s have been serving the people of Dublin for over two hundred years. It offers now and will continue to offer a place of peace and prayer for all in need.
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