All roads lead to the Redemptorists Novena

first_imgAdvertisement Fr Seamus Enright and Agi Kunar, Redemptorists reception at Mount Saint Alphonsus, Limerick.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaThousands of people from all over North Munster, and farther afield, will head to the Redemptorists in Limerick for the annual Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. In this multi-media age, people worldwide are also joining in online – through the website, submitting their prayers and even lighting virtual candles.The Novena begins on June 14th and continues until June 22nd at the Redemptorist Church on Limerick’s South Circular Road. There will be 10 celebrations on each of the nine days – the earliest at 7am, the last one at 10.30pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It promises to be a packed programme. There are opportunities for confession and counselling, As well as a Novena celebration for the sick and the elderly, there is a blessing of babies and young children and a special celebration for First Communion classes. Fr Seamus Enright, Rector of the Redemptorists says the Novena is ‘a festival of faith, a community at prayer.’ There is the opportunity to write prayers of petition and thanksgiving and a sample of these are read at the Novena every day. ‘During the Novena, we are not just praying for ourselves, but for the entire community,’ he says.Fr Enright borrows words and images from people to describe the Novena: ‘I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to describing the Novena. A man described it as “the Munster final of religion.” A lady told me it was like “spiritual spa.” She felt refreshed, reenergized after attending every day for nine days. People constantly tell me their faith is nourished at the Novena, that they find spiritual energy there.’Fr Enright says, ‘the Redemptorists at Novena time is an iconic place for thousands of people, the spiritual equivalent of the LIT Gaelic Grounds and Thomand Park.’   Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Print Twitter TAGSlimerickRedemptorists Novena WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedincenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLong overdue work at Janesboro churchNext articleRadical shift needed with 257 homeless in Limerick Alan Jacques Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsAll roads lead to the Redemptorists NovenaBy Alan Jacques – June 6, 2019 524 Facebooklast_img read more

Jon Robin Baitz’ The Substance of Fire Added to Second Stage’s Season

first_imgJon Robin Baitz’ The Substance of Fire has been added to Second Stage Theatre’s 35th anniversary season. Directed by Trip Cullman, The Substance of Fire will begin performances on April 22, with opening night set for May 12. Casting and the full creative team will be announced at a later date. The Substance of Fire follows the story of a family united by a proud past but facing an uncertain future. Isaac Geldhart, the volatile and brilliant patriarch of his family publishing house, is stubbornly holding on to his place at the head of the company while his three children try to convince him to publish a desperately needed best-seller. Confronted with a changing literary landscape and potential takeover of the company, the Geldhart children must either come to terms with their father and band together or break apart and forfeit the legacy he risked everything to build.  Baitz received a Tony nomination for Other Desert Cities. Other work includes The Film Society, The End of The Day, Three Hotels, A Fair Country, an adaptation of Hedda Gabler and TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Alias and The West Wing. This will be the first New York staging of The Substance of Fire since its original off-Broadway production 23 years ago starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Ron Rifkin and directed by Daniel Sullivan. It subsequently transferred to Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre and was also made into a 1996 film starring Tony Goldwyn, Parker and Rifkin.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Croatian gin declared the best in the world!

first_imgThe story behind Old Pilot´s Gina is phenomenal to say the least, as is their final product. The distillery with the symbolic title “Spirit in a bottle” produces craft gin, which is a completely Croatian product using local aromas such as olive leaves, pine from Otočac, sage, lavender, angelica and orange peel.  Croatian “Old Pilot’s Gin” pilots Hrvoje Bušić and Tomislav Anadolac, won a gold medal at the World Wine and Distillates Competition (IWSC) in London, reports Jutarnji list. Find out more about the best gin in the world here Although in recent years we have become accustomed to our wines and olive oils winning numerous world awards, this time Croatia can boast, ie be proud to have the best gin in the world. These are two friends and lovers of distillates and heights, Hrvoje Bušić and Tomislav Anadolac, who met at the Academy for Military Pilots about twenty years ago, while distillates have always been their common passion. The passion for gin prompted them to take on a new adventure through craft gin production, and the aforementioned success is further proof of how best it is when we combine our passion with work. Source: Good food / Jutarnji list / Photo: Ghost in a bottlelast_img read more

bet365 makes its US play through Empire New York alliance

first_img Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Leading European online bookmaker bet365 has forged its first US-centric sports betting partnership with Nasdaq-listed gambling group Empire Resorts Inc.Issuing a market update, bet365 enters a 20-year agreement with Empire, which will see the online betting group become lead digital and land-based sports betting services provider for the ‘Resorts World Catskills’ casino in upstate New York.At present, Resorts World Catskills is one of only four commercial casinos properties operating within New York State, with the premises holding the closest proximity to Manhattan.The Empire alliance sees bet365 gain a significant strategic foothold within New York, a jurisdiction predicted to become one of the state’s largest betting markets (dependent on pending regulation).Manny Pearlman“Joining forces with bet365 positions Empire and our flagship Resorts World Catskills to lead a potentially enormous new market,” said Manny Pearlman, Executive Chairman of Empire Resorts, Inc.“bet365’s global expertise in effectively developing and executing world-class sportsbooks strongly complements Empire’s leadership in commercial casino operations in New York. This collaboration, which will enable Resorts World Catskills to be a leading destination for sports wagering in New York State, highlights our commitment to the continued growth of Resorts World Catskills, as well as our dedication to working with the best, most innovative pioneers in the industry to provide world-class gaming options.”Developing its US profile, bet365 has set-up an affiliate subsidiary ‘Hillside NY LLC’ which will acquire up $50 million of Empire’s common stock in two tranches becoming the Nasdaq firm’s second largest investor.Seeking to develop, New York’s leading gambling destination, Empire’s lead investor Kien Huat has committed to a purchasing $126 million of Empire convertible preferred stock, significantly boosting the enterprises working capital for future initiatives.“This landmark agreement, which combines Empire’s gaming operating skill with our expertise in providing best-in-class online sports betting, allows bet365 to tap into what we believe will be one of the most significant online and sportsbook markets in the United States,” said Simon Betteley, President of Hillside NY LLC, a bet365 affiliate. Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020last_img read more