St Saviour’s priory, Bridge Street, is home to a small community of Dominicans who are engaged in the liturgical and sacramental life of their priory church. The church and priory are located in Waterford’s city centre, in the heart of a rejuvenated residential area.
Waterford was the first settlement in Munster for the Dominicans (1226). They were the first friars of any Order to reach the city. For all the hurry with which they came to Waterford, it took nine years for them to find a home. Eventually, at the request of the citizens, Henry III permitted them in 1235 to build a priory “on a vacant site under the city walls, where there was anciently a small tower.” The ruins of this mediaeval church still stand near a narrow street now called Blackfriars.
This beautiful little statue under the title of Our Lady of Waterford can be found in the Dominican Church on Bridge Street in Waterford. You will find it on the left side of the church ( as you enter ) just outside the altar rails. The title is appropriate as this little statue has helped countless generations [...]
Each month here in Bridge street we have a mass in honour of Saint Padre Pio. It takes place at 10.30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. At the end of that mass you will get an opportunity to bless yourself with a relic of Padre Pio. The relic we have here in [...]
Back in the 1950′s a few Irish people set out for San Giovanni Rotondo. It was a big venture. First they set out on a long journey in old propeller driven aeroplanes. Then they took slow trains and old buses to their destination. Since then hundreds , even thousands of people have been drawn to [...]
Leonello Marinelli was inspector of public buildings in Corciano in Italy. For some time he and his wife were weighed down at seeing their ten year old little boy lingering with a terrible illness for which they could find no cure, despite repeated treatment by several doctors. Then his condition grew worse and all hope of [...]
Padre Pio suffered greatly – both emotionally and physically throughout his entire life. But as he welcomed those sufferings, he offered them with Christ for saving souls. However while he was happy to accept suffering himself he had an intense desire to alleviate the suffering of others. He had a dream, an idea, a goal to help [...]
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