National Pro-Life Report August 2016
• Guadalupe Centre and Cloak reopen!
• 1 Day Conference and Speaking Tour in
• Your Holy Face project gets global attention!!
• Catholic Apologist Meg Hunter-Kilmer - great success
• Gospel truth and authentic masculinity proclaimed
• Men’s Climb for reparation up Croagh Patrick
• Camp Veritas “was a blast”
• Fr. Shenan and Brian Clowes - returning in Autumn
• ** Life-changing book offer - The Reign of Jesus through Mary ** DON’T MISS IT!
Your Guadalupe Centre and Cloak re-open!
Dear HLI Ireland supporter,Great News! The Guadalupe Centre and the Cloak charity shop have re-opened again after them being closed for eight weeks during the busy summer season - which was a real blow.
Thank you for all your prayers and support during this time!
THANKS BE TO GOD.YOU’RE INVITED As an act of thanksgiving, I invite you to the formal enthronement of Our Lady of both Knock centres on Sunday October 2nd. This is the Irish Bishops “Life Sunday” and the day after our national HLI (Ireland) pilgrimage to Knock. I had promised Our Lady that if she helped open both centres, I would ensure a formal enthronement of both centres to her! Within TWO hours I had confirmation that both centres would be open again!!! Mass is at 11:45am in the Apparition chapel, followed by the enthronement ceremony and finger buffet lunch. I would love you to come. Why not make a weekend of it?
HOLY FACE CENTRE in Knock!!
Ireland’s first Holy Face centre will be located at the Guadalupe Centre.
Holy Face resources available over the summer. We plan to officially inaugurate the Holy face dimension of the Guadalupe centre on Sunday 2nd October at the enthronement to Our Lady.
Your Holy Face campaign attracts International attention
I had the privilege to be interviewed by Life site news during a recent trip to Rome on our Holy face billboard and Facebook campaign.
Life site news called it an “astonishing campaign” and an inspiration for action possibly around the world.
The 14 minute interview, which you can view here
All Glory to God!
Thank God for all the good that Youth 2000 is doing for our young people in Ireland.
Thank you our HLI supporters for helping make this collaboration happen.
HLI (Ireland) speaks at Youth 2000
My wife Therese and l had the privilege to give two talks and two workshops at the recent Youth 2000 festival at Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. The festival attracted over 1000 young people 18-35 years old.
I joined Fr Patrick Cahill and a young teacher Peter Sands in addressing all the young men on the topic of “Catholic Masculinity.”
Therese joined two other gifted ladies in addressing all the young ladies on “Catholic Femininity.”
Both talks went really well and attracted great feedback.
One elderly Jesuit priest who attended the men’s talk said afterwards: “That was the best presentation I have ever seen on any subject, and I have seen a lot!”
Catholic Apologetics 4 day Course
The Catholic apologist Meg Hunter-Kilmer led a great retreat in mid June as part of our ongoing C.A.L.L. Apologetics formation program.
Meg gave wonderful talks on all the basics – the existence of God, Jesus, Confession, the Church, the Mass, Christian morality and the prayer life. Meg is truly a very inspiring young lady whose love and enthusiasm for Jesus and His church shines through so effortlessly.
CDs from this retreat are now available. €50 plus €5 P&P for a full set.
I had the privilege to volunteer at the Catholic youth summer camp called Camp Veritas held in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
br> A big thank you to those of YOU our terrific supporters who sponsored a child’s attendance.
On our request, Mike Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defence Association gave two talks at a Home School Education Day. Home education is a key way forward for protecting our beautiful youth. For more information about the work of the HSLDA visit HSLDA
Pilgrimage of Atonement to Lough Derg
In atonement for what was essentially a national apostacy through the recent “marriage” referendum, seven plucky supporters made the Lough Derg pilgrimage.
It brought home just how much reparation is required by the faithful. Ireland has strayed from the path of righteousness and godliness.
Will you join us 17-19th June 2016 next year to Lough Derg? Why not put it in your diary?
Regardless of the outcome of the referendum God’s laws never change. By referendum, the voting majority of the Irish people have in effect rejected God’s law on marriage.
Prolife and Catholic Activists Training Retreat
From September 10-13th HLI Ireland is holding a Pro-life and Catholic Activists Training Retreat in the Legionaries of Christ centre in Leopardstown, Dublin. Accommodation details to be confirmed.
HLI global President Fr. Shenan Boquet and acclaimed researcher Dr. Brian Clowes will lead the retreat. I warmly invite you. Young people 18+ are especially welcome! If you know of any young people who you believe will benefit please do not hesitate to contact the office. Some sponsorship is available.
Call for application form!! Date for your diary 10-13th September!!!
Annual HLI Ireland Knock pilgrimage
Our sixth annual Knock Shrine takes place on Saturday October 3rd 2015.
This year we are focusing on consecrating our families to Our Lady!
Last year we organised buses from all over Ireland to gather people to Knock. Will you help us fill a bus from YOUR local area?
Special Book Offer
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