Catholic Ireland


This Catholic "magazine" presents various aspects of the Faith in Ireland, including visits to Catholic shrines, features on new and existing lay movements and religious orders, diverse expressions of Catholic culture, and interviews with prominent Church leaders.

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Episodes Include:

Our Lady Of Knock - Visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in Knock, Ireland and includes a look at the fascinating history of the shrine and interviews with Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne and others.

Ballintubber Abbey - A look at the fascinating history of Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland, the only church in Ireland founded by an Irish king that is still in daily use today.

Cardinal Sean O'Brady - Special interviews on significant aspects of Catholicism in Ireland, including Cardinal Sean O’ Brady on the Faith in Ireland, and Fr. Timothy Bartlett on reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

Palestrina Boys Choir - Looks at different aspects of the Faith in Ireland, visits the Palestrina Boys’ Choir in Dublin, presents the work of the Iona Institute, dedicated to the strengthening of marriage and family life, and recounts the life of Saint Columbkille.

Clonmacnoise - Visits the monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise founded by Saint Kieran.

Glendalough - Takes you to the Glendalough settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century, and looks at the relics of St. Valentine, and the history of the Legion of Mary.

Lough Derg - Takes you to Lough Derg, a small coastal island where thousands of pilgrims perform penance each year, and presents the life of media evangelist Fr. Patrick Peyton.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin - Looks at the increase of Eucharistic Adoration in the country, the ministry of the Cenacolo community to men suffering from drug addictions, and Marion Mulhall’s worldpriest.com website.

Saints And Scholars - The oppression of the Church in the 17th Century, and a Youth 2000 movement in Northern Ireland.

Relics Of Saint Therese - Takes a look at the iconography of Sister Aloysius McVeigh, commemorates the spiritual impact of the visit of Saint Therese’s relics in the country in 2001, and more.

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