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Death Notice

Fr. Michael (Aidan) Power OSA

We are sad to announce the death of Fr. Michael (Aidan) Power OSA.

Fr. Michael (Aidan) Power OSA died peacefully at home in St. Augustine’s, Ballyboden, Tuesday 15th October.

Predeceased by Dick, Joe, Leo, Joan, Vera (Sr. Stanislaus) and his niece Emer Maher. Deeply missed by his sister Eithne Blake, his brother Noel, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and all his Augustinian Confreres.

May he rest in peace.

A prayer service will be held on Thursday 17th October @ 5pm, in St. Augustine’s, Taylors Lane, Ballyboden.

Funeral Mass Friday @ 11am in St. Augustine’s, Taylors Lane Ballyboden. Followed by burial in the Augustinian Plot, Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Book Launch

The growing hunger for the Word of God is an unexpected development in our time. A new book on the Gospel readings for Advent and Christmas sets out to nourish those who desire something deeper and richer than typically occurs in the usual setting of worship.

In Hearers of The Word - Praying and Exploring the Readings for Advent and Christmas: Year A Kieran J O’Mahony OSA maps the readings for the liturgical period from Advent to the 2nd Sunday of Year A in terms of their historical and theological significance. With prayers and prayer guidance that reflect a multi-dimensional understanding of the Gospel, the book is an accessible guide to the richness of the Bible.

Hearers of the Word seeks to provide a prayerful encounter with Christ through the Lecionary readings and may be useful to those involved in Lectio Divina, either individually or in a group.  Aiming to expand the biblical knowledge and skill of the user, Hears of the Word is unique among Gospel commentaries on the market today, looking as it does to combine spirituality and contemporary biblical scholarship.

Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is coordinator of biblical studies with the Dublin Archdiocese and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email resource for each week’s readings throughout the year.

Hearers of The Word - Praying and Exploring the Readings for Advent and Christmas: Year A by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is published in Ireland and the UK by Messenger Publications. Priced at €19.95/£17.95

Click here for further details

Book cover of Hearers of the Word

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Poster for Lay Forum Regional Meetings

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Augustinian Facebook Page

Join us on our new Facebook journey by clinking on the link below and follow all that is happening around the province, including what’s happening at the General Chapter in Rome.

Augustinian Facebook Page

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Brother Stephen and other referees being awarded a cert.

Ministry as a Referee

Check out Br. Stephen’s story of recently becoming a referee in the GAA by clicking here.

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Deeper into the Mess


Following on from the best selling book, Finding God in the Mess, Brendan McManus and and Jim Deeds have once again teamed up with Messenger Publications for the new book, Deeper into the Mess- Praying Through Tough Times.

Using a mix of storytelling, photography and personal experiences they lead the reader though meditations on the tough situations we can all find ourselves in.

Each of the main meditations in the book is divided into four sections:

  1. INTRODUCTION OR DESCRIPTION OF THE SITUATION
  2. THE WAY OF PRAYING FOR THAT SITUATION
  3. RELEVANT SCRIPTURE TEXTS
  4. A SUGGESTED RITUAL OR ACTION TO EMBODY THE PRAYER

Each section is preceded by a short ‘Conversation with God’ that models how we might relate to God directly, praying with every aspect of our lives and bringing God’s light into the darkest corners.

The book will be available from 29th April at www.messenger.ie

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Free Online Course to Explore the Remarkable Book of Kells

One of  the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts. Avail of the opportunity to learn more about this precious manuscript through a four-week online course. The “The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece” course will commence on March 19th, 2019 [run in partnership with Futurelearn, the social learning platform]. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been designed by academics from the School of Histories and Humanities, the School of Religion and staff from the Library.

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Contact

Augustinian Province of Ireland
St. Augustine’s
Taylors Lane
Ballyboden
Dublin 16
D16 YN32

email: info@augustinians.ie

Tel: 01 4851516

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