• The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

    How the Light of the Gospel is Returning to Limerick by Donna Sue Berry Canon Wulfran Lebocq, choirmaster of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), spoke with Regina Magazine about the ongoing restoration of Sacred Heart, one of the most beautiful churches…

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  • Beautiful Irish Lace

    How the Church Taught Lace-making to the Irish by Tamara Isabell Irish Lace is famous the world over, but most people have no idea that this industry originated with the Irish Famine and the Catholic Church’s response to the plight of the suffering poor. The…

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  • The Truth About Ireland & the Faith

    Conversations with Dubliners by Michael Durnan The image of Ireland is one of rolling emerald green fields full of sheep and dairy cattle; whitewashed cottages and quaint pubs; charming villages; rustic farms; a wind-and-rain-swept coast and a gentle pace of life. Ireland for some conjures…

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  • Silverstream Priory

    St Benedict’s Sons in Ireland Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, 62, was born and raised in Connecticut. Today, he is the Prior of a newly-established Benedictine monastery in Stamullen, Ireland. The Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle has an amazing vocations problem: they have far…

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  • Lough Derg

    Saint Patrick’s Purgatory by Tamara Isabell It is a pilgrimage renowned for its austerity — fasting, walking barefoot, sleep deprivation, intense self-examination and prayer. Some may wonder what it is that draws pilgrims by the thousands year after year; especially today, when Catholics have little…

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  • Monasterboice, Mellifont, Glendalough & Murrisk

    On the Trail of Ireland’s Mysterious Early Christian Monks by Michael Durnan and Beverly De Soto The Irish developed a Christian civilization quite separate from Europe or England, mainly through the stunning achievements of her monastic tradition. Ireland’s monks literally sailed from Eire to bring…

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  • Going Home to Aran

    ‘A Way of Life Never Expressed in Literature’ by Dan Flaherty ‘Go to the Aran Islands, and find a life that has never been expressed in literature’ was the advice of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. The Aran Islands lie just off the southwest…

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  • Escape from Ireland

    One Family’s Story by Harry Stevens “Far away– oh far away– We seek a world o’er the ocean spray! We seek a land across the sea, Where bread is plenty and men are free, The sails are set, the breezes swell– Ireland, our country, farewell!…

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  • Uninterrupted Masses For 800 Years

    The Irish Abbey That Refused To Die by Teresa Limjoco, MD Village of St Patrick’s Well ‘Ballintubber’ — As with all things Irish, there is a mystery captured in the name. In the west of Ireland, nestled amidst County Mayo’s rolling green hills, sits ancient…

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  • St. John Paul II in Ireland

    How A Gang of Irish Lads Protected the Pope from the Dignitaries By Liam O’Dwyer In late September 1979, nearly 3 million Irish poured out of their homes to see St. Pope John Paul II in Dublin, Drogheda, Galway, Limerick, and Knock. In the years…

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  • Of Demons and Druids, Slavers and Saints

    The Real Saint Patrick “Is it of my own doing that I have holy mercy on the people who once took me captive and made away with the servants and maids of my father’s house? I was freeborn according to the flesh. I am the…

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  • ‘Ancient, Mysterious, Prayerful, Powerful’

    Latin Mass Brings New Life to an Old Dublin Parish Father Gerard Deighan is the pastor of St. Kevin’s Parish in trendy Portobello, Dublin, where the Latin Mass Chaplaincy for the Dublin Archdiocese has been established since 2007. In this exclusive Regina Magazine interview, he…

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  • Secret Catholic Insider’s Ireland Travel Tip

    ‘He Comes to Life With Every Dawn’ By Karen Dietrich On the western fringes of the Emerald Isle, where the Irish language and traditional devotions survive to this day, the legends of Ireland’s ancient native saints from the Dark Ages endure. Saints Fursey, Fechin, Enda,…

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