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Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families in the RDS

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It's hard to believe the WMOF is starting. As a community and as a Delegation we have been preparing for this for a number of months and the Sisters are looking forward to participating in the programme as pilgrims as well as being present at our exhibition stand. We decided that the first group would go to early Mass at 7. 30 am in the Poor Clares in Simmonscourt so as to be able to open the stand when the RDS opened at 8 am. I was privileged to be able to give my service in a different capacity, for the clergy registration for the WMOF. Wearing my other 'hat', we had also been preparing for this for a number of months to assist in ensuring all visiting clergy had the proper paperwork from their Diocese so as to be a priest pilgrim at the event. It was an interesting week as we met priests from all over the world, spoke different languages, tried to be a welcoming presence and of assistance to ensure that they had their accreditation. This meant that I wasn't present…

PDDM Ireland looks forward to welcoming you to the RDS for WMOF!

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I know, lots of abbreviations there in that blog title but just here to say that that there's great excitement here at our community as we're putting together the last bits and pieces for our participation in the World Meeting of Families in the RDS. We are happy to announce that we have a stand together with our Pauline brothers from the Society of St. Paul (SSP) and our Sisters from the Daughters of St. Paul. You can find us at Stands 114-116 and we'd be more than happy if you come along and say hi.
On our PDDM you'll find our sisters from our Dublin and Athlone communities and even some PDDM visitors who are here for the summer to learn English. You can come and talk to us, leave your prayer intentions for us before the Blessed Sacrament as we pray. We will have a small supply of some of the religious and liturgical articles which are available in our Liturgical Centres in Dublin and Athlone. However the goods we will have at the RDS are very special as most of them…