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Ireland, 1649. The Catholic faith is banned by English invaders; churches are desecrated, and then closed. A bounty of ten pounds – twice that of a wolf – is placed on each priest’s head. Those captured are hung until nearly dead, their stomachs cut open with cleaving knives, disembowelled while still alive and then beheaded. Finally, their bodies are chopped into four pieces. Anyone found harbouring a priest is hanged immediately.

THE STORY OF SISTER JOAN SAWYER.

ONE OF ANTRIM PARISH’S UNSUNG HEROES.

In Lurigancho prison the first reaction to her death was one of total devastation. One of prisoners expressed his reaction in a letter:
“Minutes before Sister Juanita was taken hostage I was speaking to her when she came with a packet sent in with her by my mother. I can still see her eyes which reached to eternity. Her love, pure and gentle, which reflected her great love for people. Her spirit of kindness and sacrifice towards us prisoners will be my most precious memory.” Julio

140th Celebration

THE PARISH OF ANTRIM CELEBRATED 140 YEARS ANNIVERSARY.   In November 2010 our parish marked the one hundred and fortieth anniversary of the solemn dedication and blessing of our present chapel, St Comgall’s Antrim, by the Most Rev Dr Dorrian, Bishop of Down and Connor on 30th October 1870. This notable landmark in the history … Read more140th Celebration