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Archbishop of Tuam 'Horrified' by Discovery of Remains of Children CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 5, 2017 Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary has said he is "horrified and saddened" to have learned of the large number of children buried in the "graveyard" at the former Bon Secours mother and baby home in the town. Speaking at 10.30am Mass on Sunday in Tuam Cathedral, Dr Neary said his continued priority was to seek a "dignified re-interment" of the remains of children in consecrated ground - in cooperation with the families of the deceased. The archdiocese would also continue ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/archbishop-of-tuam-horrified-by.html
Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the First Sunday of Lent CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 5, 2017 ... the extent of the numbers of children buried in the graveyard at the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. I was made aware of the magnitude of this situation by media reporting and historical research. I am horrified and saddened to hear, through the Commission's interim statement of 3 March 2017, that quite a large quantity of human remains were discovered on this site which, on analysis, matches the timescale of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. This points to a time of great suffering and pain for ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/homily-of-archbishop-michael-neary-for.html
St. Brigid of Ireland: Healer and Miracle Worker JEAN M. HEIMANN - February 1, 2017 February 1 is the feast of St. Brigid of Ireland, a fifth century convert to Christianity, who was inspired by the preaching of St Patrick. As an abbess and Catholic nun, she founded a double monastery, of monks and nuns, at Kildare, the first women's monastic community in Ireland. St. Brigid is the patron saint of: babies, children whose parents are not married, dairy workers, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/02/st-brigid-ireland-healer-miracle-worker/