Papal Visit 2018

Pope Francis Thought for the Month

Pope Francis - Prayer for August 2017

The arts give expression to the beauty of the faith and proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation. 

When we admire a work of art or a marvel of nature, we discover how everything speaks to us of Him and of His love. 

That artists of our time, through their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation.

Pope Francis has made it known that he would like to make a Pastoral Visit to Ireland during the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin in August 2018

Some details of the arrangements for the World Meeting of Families can be found on the Official Website:

WMF 2018 Official Site

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer.