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Feast of All the Saints of Ireland

Posted on 06. Nov, 2011 in Carousel

The Irish College celebrated its patronal feast, the Feast of All the Saints of Ireland, with solemn first vespers and dinner on Saturday, November 5th 2011.  Bishop Donal McKeown, Auxiliary Bishop in Down and Connor and a past student of the College, presided at Vespers and the homily was preached by the Rector, Fr Ciaran O’Carroll.  Guests at the event included the ambassador of Ireland to the Quirinale, the chargé d’affaires at the Irish Embassy to the Holy See,  representatives of Irish houses in Rome, professors at Universities attended by Irish College students and other friends of the College.  

The Feast of All the Saints of Ireland was established by Pope Benedict XV.  The Irish College chapel is dedicated to the Saints of Ireland.