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Getting Married

The Family as the Foundation of Society (address by Cardinal Sean Brady)

Address by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland at the Céifin Conference, Ennis, Co ClareThe prospect of a married couple establishing a happy, loving and stable family home in Ireland today has…

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Homily of Bishop Liam MacDaid in Saint Joseph’s Church Monaghan

Homily of Bishop Liam MacDaid in Saint Joseph’s Church, Monaghan - 3 February 2013My dear friends,The Duke of Wellington was considered to be one of the great English soldiers and statesman of the nineteenth century. …

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The Prayer Book

This prayer book by the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference can be used by those preparing for marriage and in married life, by family member and families, for personal prayer and prayer…

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Reflection and Prayer - the ACCORD St Brigid’s Marriage Prayer Cross

In Ireland we recall the tradition of the parents of the new bride and groom presenting them with a Saint Brigid’s Cross on the day of the Celebration of their Marriage – from family of origin to the newly married couple –…

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Preparing for Marriage – How well do I know my partner and myself?

Making the joint decision to marry is one of the most crucially important decisions we will ever make in our lives. Within the glittering romantic phase of our relationship we have been inseparably united on most issues. But as we…

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