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Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Bishop Joseph Shanahan, Apostle of Southern Nigeria.
Mass in commemoration of this great Irish missionary will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Parish, Coolock, Dublin, on Friday June 4th 2021 at 12.00 noon (Irish time) by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thadeus Okolo .It is available on St Brendan’s parish webcam at: http://www.stbrendanscoolock.org
Let us rejoice in the qualities of this saintly man: his desire for the Divine Life to be planted in every child of God, his goodness, humanity and deep life of prayer, his commitment of the education of girls and young women, realising that Christianity is not truly established without Christian families.
In 1924 he founded the Holy Rosary Sisters to further this aim. ( See Africa Magazine, St Patrick’s Missions, June 2021, article by Sister Chinyeaka C Ezeani, Holy Rosary Sister.)