Saturday, June 02, 2007

Dublin's Saint

I've been waiting a week to post this because I've been waiting for RTE to update their podcast but it's too late.

Today, Sunday June 3rd 2007, Ireland gets a new saint (and a Dublin based one to boot).
The 19th century Passionist priest Father Charles of Mount Argus will be canonised today by Pope Benedict XVI. I first heard about this on Sunday Miscellany, hence my little RTE rant. This guy was a living saint (dead for some time I know) who James Joyce mentioned in a way that Mother Teresa would be mentioned now.

I had never heard about him before the programme, and I don't think there is going to be much press about it (unless it's been a really slow news week, which it hasn't been). Of course if you live near Mount Argus I'm sure you know about it, but still. It seems a bit quite.

Do many actually care now?

(and no argos jokes please...)


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Anonymous Maria said...

Hi Will,
maria here from cork. Hope help me get the word out here.
As most u now know, Ms. Hilton was just charged in a Los Angeles court with DUI and sentenced to 45 days in prison.

We will be holding a pettition at the dunnes store shopping center in ballyvolane. Please Please if u are reading this try and make it here as we need all the pettitioners we can get.
We hope to get at least 2000 signatures by friday at which the petitions will be handed in the American embassy in Dublin.
For the American petition please go to ->

4:37 p.m., June 05, 2007  
Anonymous Maria said...

Hi there
I would just like to thank will for the use of his blog and all the people who turned up to ballyvolane to sign the petition and help out.
a total of 1633 signatures have been handed in to the embassy as of this morning.
The likelyhood is that paris will be released as she has been ordered to appear in court after serving just 3 days. (please monitor the web page provided before for any updates)

3:37 p.m., June 08, 2007  
Blogger cork-host said...

Huh? Leave the blog alone for a few hours and somehow a new saint gets linked to from Dublin to Paris.

And no, she can't become a saint (the living condition of sainthood sort of messes that up)


11:20 p.m., June 11, 2007  

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