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Devoted flock to see Padre Pio’s ‘healing’ glove

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SPECIAL GLOVE: Michael Clifford displays the frame containing the special fingerless glove of St Padre Pio at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on Monday night. From left: Mary O'Keeffe, Jimmy Dennehy, Angela Leahy and Eileen O'Connor. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

By Michelle Crean

 

Hundreds of devoted parishioners descended on the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on Monday night for a blessing St Padre Pio’s miracle glove.

Contained in a frame, the special fingerless glove, was the focal point of the evening, as hundreds queued for up to two hours to receive a blessing.

The saint was known to have had numerous ‘healing gloves’ that he’d worn over many years to cover stigmata like wounds in both his hands.

The event, which was organised by Michael Clifford from the Killarney St Pio Prayer Group, began with rosary, followed by Mass, Benediction and then the blessing of the glove.

“We’d a packed house, it was a lovely night,” Michael told the Killarney Advertiser.

“People were even coming in after Mass for the blessing from Fr John Kerins and Fr Kieran O’Brien. Some queued for over two hours for a blessing and we finished up at approximately 11pm.”

 

[caption id="attachment_30286" align="alignleft" width="720"] Killarney Parish Administrator Fr Kieran O'Brien carries the frame containing the special fingerless glove of St Padre Pio to the Mass at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on Monday night. Also included is Fr John Kerin. Picture: Eamonn Keogh   [/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

He added that there was a huge number of young people present.

“It was great to see so many young people there. I also met a number of people who were on the pilgrimage in previous years.”

The group are now making preparations for their annual trip to San Giovani, which includes a trip to Lourdes, Benevento where St Pio was ordained, onto Pietrelcina where he was born then to Piana Romana where he had a little farm, San Giovani where he lived, and onto Mugnano where there’s a shrine to St Philomena.

Anyone interested in going on this year’s trip can contact Michael on 085 1309835.

[caption id="attachment_30285" align="alignleft" width="580"] Killarney parishioner Sheila Ferris holds the frame containing the special fingerless glove of St Padre Pio after being blessed by Parish Administrator Fr Kieran O'Brien at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney on Monday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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