Saturday, 28th November 2020

50th International Eucharistic Congress

Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 in Carousel

The opening Mass of the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress

Dublin hosted the 50th International Eucharistic Congress from June 10th – 17th 2012. Most of the events were being held in the RDS complex where the sanctuary for the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies was modelled on the sanctuary of the Pontifical Irish College. The Irish College sanctuary was designed and executed in mosaic by Fr Marko Rupnik SJ and his colleagues in the Centro Aletti in Rome.  At the centre of the mosaic is Christ in glory who is surrounded by Mary, His mother, John the Baptist, Saints Patrick, Brigid and other Irish Saints.

The speakers at the Eucharistic Congress included the Irish College rector Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll who  delevered talk entitled ‘ Changing Models of Living the Eucharist in the History of the Church in Ireland’  on Wednesday 13 June at 10.00. Monsignor O’Carroll was also a member the mission that accompanied Papal Legate, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Pope Benedict’s representative at the Congress.

The faculty of theology of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth hosted an international symposium from Wednesday 6 June until Saturday 9 June 2012. The speakers included Fr Billy Swan, the Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College  who addressed the topic of ‘The Eucharist, Communion and Formation’.

The Irish College was included in the Eucharistic Congress Bell pilgrimage.