Variety #293 – Fra Solanus talks about the 1916 Easter Rising and the Faith of the Leaders
Variety #293 - Fra Solanus talks about the 1916 Easter Rising and the Faith of the Leaders ( 38min) >>> Play
This year, 2016, sees the celebration of the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, when the Irish fought yet again to free the country from British rule. In this programme Fra Solanus looks at the Catholic Faith of the Leaders of the Sinn Fein men. Particular mention is made of the poetry of Padraic Pearse and Joseph Mary Plunkett, and the last letters of Pearse, Michael Mallin and Sean Mac Diarmada. All of the men died heroic, Catholic deaths – as witnessed by the priests, especially the Capuchins, who were with them at the end.
To view a copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic go to http://www.ausmaria.com/images/1916-proclamation-irish-republic.pdf
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