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Tipperary Schoolgirl Designs Vestment For Pope Francis

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Jane Boland with her winning design. Picture: World Missions Ireland.

A fifth class student attending Carrig National School, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, has beaten more than 4,500 other pupils from around Ireland, to win the right to design the vestments to be worn, here in Ireland, during the visit by the 266th Jesuit Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio).

Miss Jane Boland, a truly talented Tipperary schoolgirl and aged just 11 years, designed the vestment for His Holiness Pope Francis based around an image of a globe of the world, and incorporating the cultures and passions of many other nations, while depicting creativity, community, nature and technology; thus reflecting our ever changing world planet.

World Missions Ireland, which is the official charity of Pope Francis for overseas missions, confirmed it was particularly difficult to pick a final winner in this nationwide competition, due to the particularly high standard of the designs submitted.

Miss Boland’s winning entry will now be sent to tailors in Rome, latter who will then be commissioned to recreate it into a life-sized garment. Once completed, World Missions Ireland will then gift these vestments to his Holiness, who will wear them when he attends here in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families next August.

World Missions Ireland will also display a replica of the winning vestment at stands No.23 and No.24, during the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the grounds of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), scheduled to take place on August 22nd through to August 24th, 2018 next.

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The May Procession

The May Procession

By Author & Poet Tom Ryan ©

Ave Maria in the evening air the procession of the faithful sing,
Old and young, heads bowed in prayer, the statue of the Virgin bring.

Ave Maria, like their folks of old, their Rosary beads now telling,
Glorious Mysteries now are told, their hearts the Virgin praising.

As those of another time and place, by hillside rocks and glen,
Gloried then their souls to trace through sorrow, trials and pain.

Ave Maria in the May – flowered air the prayerful walkers sing ,
Their hearts and souls beyond compare with worldly reasoning.

Ave Maria, like children there, Ave the blue clad vision,
To the gentle girl direct their prayer to a far-off hallowed heaven.

Ave Maria, sweet Muire of May, a nation’s consolation,
When all but love had passed away in the midst of desolation.

Ave Maria, hear them sing along the sylvan way,
Ave Maria, their praise they bring to Mary of the May.

End

Tom Ryan, “Iona”, Rahealty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Mona Kennedy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 15th June 2018, of Mrs Monica (Mona) Kennedy (née O’Gorman), The Amber’s, Glenbane Lower, Holycross, Tipperary and formerly of Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mrs Kennedy passed away following a short illness, surrounded by her family, while in the wonderful care of the Oncology Dept, Beacon Hospital, Dublin.

Pre-deceased by her brother Michael and sister Angela; her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family; husband Aidan (Dr), daughters Patricia and Maeve; sons Paul and Kevin; grandchildren Sara, Suf, Iman, Edith and Niamh; sisters Celiné and Sr Edna (Medical Missionary’s), brothers Martin, Noel and Fintan; daughters-in-law Helen and Lesley; nieces; nephews; sisters-in-law Anna, Barbara-Anne, Frances, Iseult, Aileen, Maeve and Irene; brothers-in-law Tom and Bob; cousins; relatives; good neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Kennedy will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Sunday 17th June, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, to arrive at Holycross Abbey at 6.45pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Monday morning, 18th June at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of John Stokes, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Tuesday 12th June 2018, of Mr John Stokes, Sallybog, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his parents Kitty and Johnny; the passing of Mr Stokes is most deeply regretted by his sons Brian and Bobby; daughter Denise; grandchild Leah; brothers George, Jim and Tommy; sisters Nellie, Bridget and Catherine; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Stokes will lie in repose at his residence on tomorrow Thursday 14th June 2018 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at the Church of The Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe on Friday morning at 11.15 am, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am.

Interment will take place immediately afterwards in Boulick Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Peggy Gaynor, Mitchel Street, Thurles

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death today of Mrs Margaret (Peggy) Gaynor (née O’Reilly), Mitchel Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formally Clonlara, Co. Clare.

Mrs Gaynor passed away peacefully, while under the care of the wonderful medical staff at Cork University Hospital.

Predeceased by her daughter Deirdre; the passing of Mrs Gaynor is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Noel; daughters Maura (Ganly, Trim), Claire (Lannon, Bettystown) and Anne (Naughton, Greystone); son John; sister Teresa (Clonlara), grandchildren Evan, Dylan, Fionn, Dara and Tadgh; sons-in-law Owen, Anthony and Donal; John’s partner Vera; nieces; nephews; sisters-in-law Noreen, Kathleen and Nancy; brother-in-law John-Joe; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Gaynor will lie in repose at Hugh Ryans’ Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday, 15th June, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday morning 16th June, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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