Reflecting and praying….

These days, we might find ourselves with a little more time on our hands….and  we are looking for something to reflect on, pray with, read that reminds us of our hope as Christians.

At the moment we find ourselves unable to be at the funeral of a neighbour or loved one due to restrictions, and sometimes it is not possible to attend even virtually. This resource might be of help to you.

The many health care workers are offering support and hope to us all, especially those who are ill. These familiar prayers that could be a comfort when someone is ill, and they haven’t  the energy to pray themselves.

Pope Francis invites “everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.  This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to your own situations, making the most of both opportunities.  ….. I am also providing two prayers to Our Lady that you can recite at the end of the Rosary, and that I myself will pray in the month of May, in spiritual union with all of you.”

The full text of his letter and the prayers are on the diocesan website –


The Irish Hospice Foundation  have produced two resources that could be of support to families at this time.