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Bodies of water plays a huge part in the stories of the Bible, from the Red Sea to the River Jordan. When Christianity spread to Ireland, it was natural for the rivers and springs of this island to be reconceived ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea OP is a Dominican friar, potter, and writer. He is the author of ‘Go Down to the Potter’s House: A Journey into Meditation’ (https://tinyurl.com/bdewv277). He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to ...

James Warren Doyle (1786–1834) was an energetic bishop, pioneering educationalist, early sociologist, passionate writer, and champion of the poor people of Ireland. He is, quite simply, a giant of modern Ireland. Acknowledgments: We are grateful also to Fr Thomas O’Byrne ...

Fr Donagh O’Shea OP is a Dominican friar, potter, and writer. He is the author of ‘Go Down to the Potter’s House: A Journey into Meditation’ (https://tinyurl.com/bdewv277). He is Director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght, and contributes to ...

In 1940 a scholar of early Christianity was working his way through an ancient papyrus manuscript and found something astonishing: the only surviving fragment of the preaching of a major 2nd-century bishop, Melito of Sardis. The First Fragments exhibition runs ...

The Letters of St Paul are the most famous letters from the ancient world to survive, but they were among millions of letters sent by ordinary people about ordinary subjects. The Chester Beatty in Dublin is home to one such ...

Emo Court in Co. Laois was for 30 years home to a Jesuit by the name of Frank Browne. He was a preacher of retreats and missions, but he had a lifelong passion too for photography. Decades after his death, ...

Did you know that Dublin is home to the oldest surviving collection of the Letters of St Paul? It’s an extraordinarily precious survival from the ancient world, known to scholars as P46. The First Fragments exhibition runs in the Chester ...

Papyrus makes a great writing surface, but in ancient Egypt it was used for all sorts of other practical purposes too. A recent discovery in the Irish midlands showed, astonishingly, that papyrus was used in the early Christian period here ...