An Irish Hermitess

Discussion in 'Ireland' started by Magdalen, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Magdalen

    Magdalen Ave Maria!

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    This documentary was produced in 2003. It tells the story of a hermit nun, Sr Irene, who, with the local bishop's blessing, built a small hermitage for women on the West coast of Ireland between 1992-95. Around 1995 she was given special graces. With spiritual guidance from a local traditional Catholic priest and in view the crisis in the modern Church, she returned to the Holy traditional Mass and teachings prior to Vatican II. Always remaining faithful to her vows, she nevertheless found it increasingly impossible to have easy access to the traditional Sacraments. With so few priests offering the Latin Rite Liturgy in Ireland, it was rarely celebrated in her private oratory. With no regular Mass, like minded candidates were not encouraged to join her. In 2003 she therefore made the difficult decision place the Hermitage on the property market. It was sold in 2012 and Sr. Irene moved to Athlone in the heart of Ireland within walking distance to the Tridentine Mass where she continues her life of prayer and sacrifice in her new "Holy Family Hermitage". To this day she remains faithful to the unchanging Magisterial of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
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  2. Mario

    Mario Powers

    It is interesting that my older brother, Michael, has not too long ago, returned to the Extraordinary Rite after struggling with a lukewarm pastor over the last few years. And who attends this parish with the Latin Mass? It's not only the elderly who remember, but young, fervent families who desire the Sacred and are not put off when the priests preach about the Four Last Things. I understand. I really do. The only danger I see is the possibility of a defensive self-righteousness in their choice. But if this can be avoided, it is a very beautiful liturgy and parish community. May God be praised! Alleluia!(y)

    Safe in the Barque of Peter!

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