You can listen to the podcast of the full programme HERE.
Rise of the Roses
On this weeks programme John and Lorraine interview Meabh Carlin about the movement "Rise of the Roses" and their upcoming visit to Limerick which is being hosted by the Salesian sisters in Fernbank on August 1st
Rise of the Roses has blossomed from friendships formed through the Michaela Foundation. Through volunteering at the Michaela Girls Summer Camps these young adults have discovered a tremendous thirst for God amongst the young girls of Ireland. There is an eagerness to know God and a huge amount of energy and joy that is palpable when young people embrace their faith. Their desire to spread the joy of our faith has led them to some very special people and religious congregations.
We have all been invited to help them with a special project .
They were inspired by Pope Francis' call for Religious Congregations to 'wake up the world' and they asked us to help them come up with a way to promote and celebrate this 'Year for Consecrated Life ' (Nov 2014-Nov 2015). Together, through the intercession of St Brigid, St Clare, St Therese & St John Bosco, and the inspiration of the late Michaela McAreavey, the Holy Spirit has helped them to devise: Rise of the Roses.
Rise of the Roses website
Article from Irish Catholic on the launch of "Rise of the Roses"
You can listen to the interview with Meabh excerpted from the main programme HERE.
Gospel - Mark 6:30-34
"The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things."Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 4; 16th week in Ordinary Time
Saints of the Week
July 20th - St Apollinarius
July 21st - Saint Iosephus Wang Yumei
July 22nd - St Mary Magdalen (Apostle to the Apostles)
July 23rd - St Bridget of Sweden (religious and co-patron of Europe)
July 24th - St Sharbel Makhulf; also St Declan
July 25th - St James (Apostle)