Tel: (01) 495 8190 Email: info@orlagh.ie

MISSION STATEMENT

We make a difference by bringing together people's experience of life with a deeper understanding of the gospel to renew them for the times in which we live.

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UPDATE
Orlagh is up for sale. Much interest but no deal yet.
If a buyer is found the community will leave Orlagh before the end of September

Our retreat house programme has ceased.


Daily Mass will continue (including Sundays) at 10.30am.
Also meditation from 8.00-8.30pm on Wednesdays.

BRINGING LIFE AND FAITH TOGETHER

The focus of the Orlagh Team has been to bring faith and life together in such a way as to renew people for the times in which we live.
In that spirit we offer these Sunday Gospel reflections

Sunday, 24th July, 2016

Luke 11:1   Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

Luke 11:5   And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ 7 And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

Luke 11:9   “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

For a more detailed commentary, see Kieran’s notes (link above)

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