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On the Catholic Martyrs of Ireland. A reading of Father Dennis Murphy's book 'Our Martyrs,' on Ireland's Catholic Martyrs.

On the Catholic Martyrs of Ireland. A reading of Father Dennis Murphy's book 'Our Martyrs,' on Ireland's Catholic Martyrs.
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On the Catholic Martyrs of Ireland. A reading of Father Dennis Murphy's book 'Our Martyrs,' on Ireland's Catholic Martyrs.

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Martyred on this day 1601: Donough O'Mollony

4/24/2019
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HE was born of a noble family, was a priest, and vicar of the diocese of Kilialoe. This brave soldier and truly apostolic pastor did not fear to expose his life to danger when the wild beasts were laying the vineyard waste, opposing the heretics by word and deed. He was seized by the heretical soldiers in a certain part of Ormond which he was visiting as pastor, his hands were tied behind his back as if he were a robber, and he was led on foot to Dublin, in the midst of heretical soldiers...

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Martyred on this day 1569: Daniel O'Duillian, O.S.F.

4/21/2019
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ABOUT the beginning of the year 1569, though there seems to be some doubt as to the precise date, a certain brother, Daniel O’Duillian, of the convent of Youghal,[1] (Founded by Maurice Fitzgerald, 2ndbaron of Offaly, in 1232) overcame the persecutors very bravely. For when one Captain Dudal and his troops were torturing him, by order of Lord Arthur Grey[2], (who later served as the Viceroy, from 1580 to 1582.) first they took him to the gate which is called Trinity Gate, and tied his hands...

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Remembering our martyrs: 1585 MAURICE KIREGHTIN

4/20/2019
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HE was born in the town of Kilmallock, and departed this life in the town of Clonmel the former is in the diocese of Limerick, the latter in that of Lismore. I will pass over his childhood and youth, and give an account of his manhood and riper years. Having chosen the ecclesiastical state and obtained the degree of Bachelor of sacred theology, he became chaplain and confessor to Gerald, Earl of Desmond and when the Earl joined the united chieftains, he did not abandon his chaplain, nor did...

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The end of Lent

4/20/2019
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A short commentary on the end of the lenten season of daily episodes.

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Remembering our martyrs: 1612 Sir Patrick Purcell

4/17/2019
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THE murder of Sir Patrick Purcell, knight, worn out by old age, is well known. In his eightieth year, he was accused of having entertained at supper, in Elizabeth’s time, a Catholic knight who was fighting on the side of the Catholics. He was hanged, and cut down when only half dead, and his bowels were cast into the fire, at Fethard in the year 1612. He was known to be a patron and protector of priests.

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Remembering our martyrs: 1565 Roger Congaill & Conor Mac Varra OSF

4/16/2019
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1565 ROGER CONGAILL[1]AND CONOR MAC VARRA, O.S.F. (From Hueber’s Menologlum, p. 2327) The Franciscan convent of Armagh was founded in 1263 by Maelpatrick OScannell, Archbishop of Armagh. ON the 16th December, in the primatial city of Armagh, Roger Congaill and Cornelius Mac Varra were seized by a certain heretic named Donald, through hatred of the Catholic faith. They were stripped of their religious habits, cruelly scourged,[2] and taken through the public streets of the city. In fine,...

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Remembering our martyrs: Donagh O'Murheely

4/15/2019
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1586.DONAGH OMURHEELY (O’HURLEY),O.S.F. (From Ward’s Synopsis) HE was sacristan of the Convent of lrrelagh, now known under the name of Muckross,[1] and hearing of the fury displayed by the English soldiers against other convents, he hid a portion of the church ornaments in a certain island in the neighbouring lake. When he returned with a companion to carry away the rest, they found the monastery taken possession of by soldiers, and these stoned them almost to death. As soon as they...

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Remembering our martyrs: Daniel Hanan

4/14/2019
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HE was a native of Ulster. When the persecution was raging throughout that province so tenacious of the ancient religion, he refused to take part in the religious services of the innovators, and upheld the Catholic faith by professing it openly. For so doing he was cast into prison and treated very harshly. He was tempted to abandon the faith, but to no purpose. Victorious over his enemies, he died in prison. Molanus does not give the date of his death in his list, the name is placed...

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Martyred on this day in 1588. TADHG O’BOYLE, O.S.F.

4/13/2019
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(From Ward’s Catalogue.) HE was Guardian of the convent of Donegal,[1]and a celebrated preacher. When the English soldiers came there[2]he sent away the rest of the brethren to a place of security, intending to follow them later; but he was prevented by the soldiers. He strove to gain them over by kindness, but he could not escape. As he was going out of the gate of the monastery, the first soldier who met him ran him through with a sword, and pierced his head to the brain with three...

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Remembering our martyrs: John Cathan

4/11/2019
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1622.JOHN CATHAN,[1]O.S.F. (From Ward’s Catalogue.) HE made his religious profession on the College of Saint Antony of Padua, Louvain. While he was employed as preacher in the convent of Buttevant,[2] he was seized there by the heretics and cast into prison in Limerick. He died in his chains in the year 1622. On the night of his death a bright flame, like a pillar, was seen by many, shining over the house in which he was lying. Many other wonderful things were seen at the time of his...

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Remembering our martyrs: Cornelius Cronin

4/10/2019
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HE belonged to the Convent of the Multyfarnham. He was seized by Placidus, the heretical Bishop of Tuam,[1]in a certain monastery, in the year 1617, and imprisoned at Mullingar. Worn out by the squalor of the prison, he died there blissfully in the Lord in the year 1618. [1]William Daniel was at this time Protestant Archbishop of Tuam.

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Remembering our martyrs: DONOUGH MACREDY, O.S.F.

4/9/2019
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HE was a priest, and because he had spread the Catholic faith with all his might throughout every province of Ireland, then convulsed with war, he was seized through hatred of the faith, and torn to pieces by means of four wild horses, and so he ended his life, to be followed by a triumphant entrance into eternal bliss, in the year 1609. Another of similar name will be found at p. 125, antea. Clearly they are two distinct persons ; one was a Franciscan, the other a parish priest, The...

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Remembering our martyrs: Patrick O'Derry

4/8/2019
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HE was a priest of great age and venerable appearance. He was hanged at Lifford, in the territory of the most illustrious Earl of Tyrconnell. He was cut down while still breathing, disembowelled, and quartered by the heretics hardened in their cruelty, and in this way he triumphed as a martyr, in 1609. Possibly this is one of the priests of whom F. Holywood,S.J, wrote in 1609: A priest was put to death in Dublin, and another in the north.’[1] [1]Distinguished Irishmen, p. 462

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Remembering our martyrs: DONOUGH AND JOHN OLVIN, O.P.

4/7/2019
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AMONG our Irish martyrs assuredly these may well claim the first place. They are spoken of at length in the work bearing the title Palma Fidel Ordinis Prœdicatorum composed by the Rev. Father B. Peter Malphæus, OP., prior of Brussels ; viz:’ Donough, alias William, Olvin, prior of the convent of Derry in Ulster[1]: he was hanged, with many secular priests, in the square of the said city, and quartered, by the English heretics in the year 1608.[2] The brother of the Prior; he too was a...

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Martyred on this day in 1580. DANIEL HINRECHAN, PHILIP O’SEE, AND MAURICE O’SCANLAN, O.S.F.

4/5/2019
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THESE religious were natives of Kerry, and born of respectable Catholic parents. They were priests, and for more than thirty years had preached the word of God throughout different parts of Ireland, not without great profit to souls. When the rest of the brethren fled from the heretics who were coming to seize them, these could not accompany them, owing to old age and loss of sight; the youngest of them was over seventy years of age. They took refuge in church of their monastery in the...

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Remembering our martyrs: EUGENE O’GALLAGHER AND BERNARD O’TREVIR, O.CIST.

4/3/2019
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IN the Abbey of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Assaroe[1]in the Co. Donegal, the Abbot, Eugene O’Gallagher and Bernard O’Trevir, his Prior, and the other monks to the number of thirty, lived according to their rule, undisturbed from the first erection of the abbey till some years after the suppression of nearly all the other monasteries,[2] while the power of O’Neill and O’Donnell lasted. But when they fled across the sea the monks too were forced to fly, and when they died at Rome in...

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Remembering our martyrs: Andrew Strich

4/2/2019
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HE was a Limerick priest. He studied the sacred sciences in Paris, and then returned to Ireland to labour for the salvation of souls, and discharged that duty with great zeal for many years. At length he was seized by the heretics, taken to Dublin, and thrown into prison. He ended his life happily therein, about the year mentioned above. Bruodin says he was imprisoned in Dublin Castle in 1594, with George Power and Bernard Moriarty, and died there.

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Remembering our martyrs: TERENCE MAGENNIS (?), MAGNUS O’TODHRY LOUGHLIN OGE MAC O’CADHA, O.S.F.

4/1/2019
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THESE were religious of the convent of Multyfarnham,[1]Co. Meath. In the year 1590 they were seized by English heretics, who were led on by Dudley Loftus[2]and Richard Greame. The first was sent to Dublin and put in prison there. The two others, old and decrepit, were cast into the prison of Ballyboy.[3] All three died in prison the following year. [1]Founded by William Delamer in 1305. See Meehan’s Franc. Mon., p.38[2]He was a son of Archbishop Loftus.[3]Near Frankfort, King’s County.

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