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Jun 19, 2015

Civic Reception for Limerick Religious Congregations


Limerick City and County Council held a civic reception in honour of the women and men members of religious orders and congregations of Limerick.

 

Photos in our photo gallery HERE

 

The reception was in recognition of the significant contribution of the Orders and Congregations to education, health care, and many other spiritual and social projects in Limerick. The fact that the civic reception is being held during the Year of Consecrated Life proclaimed by Pope Francis makes this occasion more gratifying. We congratulate our sister and brother members of religious orders and congregations on this occasion.

 

To read Bishop Leahy's speaking notes, please click the following link, 
http://www.limerickdiocese.org/bishop-leahy-s-homilies-and-…

 

Here are some headlines from his remarks:

"This civic reception honours women and men, motivated by their love of Jesus, who have given their lives in service of others. How might we describe them? I want to suggest a few characteristics".
- They are talented women and men. ...
- They are women and men standing on the shoulders of those gone before them. ...
- They are women and men who do works that last. ...
- They are missionary women and men. ....
- They are women and men who “wake the world up”, as Pope Francis puts it, by a different way of doing things, a different way of living. ....
"So, Mayor, thank you for this wonderful occasion when we can honour, at least a little, these women and men, some of whom in mature years but whose heart is ever young and full gratitude, not least on an occasion like this evening when they remember those before them and hope and dream dreams for the great things God has in store for Limerick, the Limerick they serve in so many ways with love and passion."