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...)
tags: saint, Dublin, Charles of Mount Argus, canonised, Pope Benedict XVI, Sunday Miscellany, James Joyce, Mount Argus