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He has been performing and packing out venues throughout Ireland and Europe for over fifty years and is still going as strong as ever! During his time with the Miami Showband, Dickie attracted the kind of mass hysteria normally reserved for boybands like Westlife. Star of Sunshine Radio, Paddy Cole is legendary in Irish show business, ever since he first came to prominence in the s with the Capitol Showband. He still attracts many of the people who danced in those days to his shows today. Presented by George Hunter Entertainment. Madhouse is based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher.

Many psychiatric institutions were closing down and there were few places for long term residents to go. She did everything for them from administering their medication to cutting their hair. When you went through our front door and turned right, you were in mad land, where the mad lads lived. And when you turned left - me, Ma, Da and the dog. And me like a little waiter running down with their pills and dinner, a plate in each hand. It was madness. Absolute madness. Having lived through the madness I reckon I might as well try and make a few quid from it!

It's a pacy, brilliantly written production full of PJ's trademark humour - honest and observational without ever being cruel. Strong performances easily captivate the audience throughout. Teachers will be supported to enhance their artistic skills and expand their approach to teaching in the classroom by exploring the potential of the gallery context as an educational resource for the Primary School curriculum.

Fingal Arts Office is offering a stipend to support Fingal teachers attend. For more information please contact julie. What if your favourite LEGO mini-figure came back to life as a zombie, a vampire, a mummy… and they are coming to get you! We can show you how to make that happen by using the magical art of stop motion animation. Working with like-minded young animators, participants will create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master existing ones.

Bring along your favourite mini figures to star in your film! If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact sarah draiocht. Over these three days, participants will collaborate to script, rehearse, shoot and edit their horrifying ideas to create a finished film that will strike fear into all that watch it.

Working closely in groups with experienced facilitators, you will learn skills and techniques that you can continue to develop after the course in order to make films with your own mobile technology. Back by popular demand Over a six week period, theatre professionals Eimear Morrissey and Jo Quinn will once again work with transition year students from Hartstown Community School and Riversdale Community College to introduce them to the magic of theatre.

This year we are concentrating on the creation of physical theatre, from the perspectives of performer and audience. If you are a secondary school in Dublin 15 and are interested in finding out more about this project please contact sarah draiocht. Some strong language. Directed by Veronica Coburn. A must-see; a deeply personal play with universal appeal. Universally political. This unique revision day is designed for Leaving Certificate art students and teachers. Guided by artist Bridget Flannery, as well as Estuary exhibition curators, Una Sealy and Joshua Sex, participants will gain an understanding of the curatorial process and installation considerations.

Students will then meet with artist Martin Gale, whose work features in the exhibition and on the Leaving Certificate curriculum, to hear about his processes, techniques and inspiration. A facilitated tour of the exhibition will focus on two art works, to compare and contrast style, subject matter and artistic techniques. Image: Martin Gale. People with ideas can be dangerous. Now, Francis Footwork is no ordinary girl - she is an extraordinary dancer. When young King Two Lefties ascends to the throne, he is convinced by trusted adviser Colonel Headbanger to rule the land with an iron fist.

He wants to end all dancing. Francis and her friends come together to teach him a dance lesson he will never forget! From the company that brought you the award-winning 'The Wolf and Peter'. With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you back to the sumptuous past. See and play music in a free and open environment with musician Eamon Sweeney, using gongs, chimes, bells, ocean drums, simple percussion instruments and song.

Me too, consent, trump, the 8th and how divided everyone is online. Everyone welcome, snowflakes, the easily offended, those that complain about people being offended, PC and non P. We all have points to take and goals to come! Set in the swinging sixties Made in Dagenham is based on a real life strike in the Ford factory in Dagenham in June It is more than 50 years since these amazing characters stood up for their rights, which led to the Equal Pay Act of Coolmine Musical Society is delighted to be taking to the stage with the Dublin Premiere of this show.

Exhibiting artist, Atsushi Kaga, is here to guide you on an adventure that explores the development of fictional characters through drawing. You will create and develop your own unique fictional character, revealing their individuality through the exploration of symbols, line, form, tone, texture and narrative. Robert Mizzell has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. Despite vast cultural differences, the pair develop a surprising connection that challenges their worldviews in a wistful and funny romance from Ritesh Batra The Lunchbox.

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. Out hunting by the Lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls madly in love with her. This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, has enthralled audiences since it premiered in This autumn 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland. Clever touches with the choreography, performances and staging. Create your reindeer and print him green, etch an elephant and add a red nose, stamp a tree with purple snow.

Our artists will be on hand to show you the techniques to print a Christmas Card and you can show us just how crazy your festive imagination can be! This happy sing-a-long tribute celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! Simply the best party in Town! My My How can we resist you!! A cracker of a show. Great Vocals from the girls, Lucinda and Marie, great playing from the guys, Denis and Rae and terrific audiovisuals to bring you back in time and share seminal ABBA moments with you!

A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS - a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna — recently separated — never liked school, never liked teachers. So are they going to trust this one? And should they? CLASS is an explosive triple confrontation in a classroom over learning difficulties, love and entitlement.

The show sold out before opening in Dublin and Galway and has had an extraordinary response from audiences and critics alike wherever it plays. Meet the Makers. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again. If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. This rip-roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up.

Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Back by popular demand. Baby's First Xmas is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall, whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents.

This brand new Xmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. He told me I would have to suffer for 3 years and then I would be cured. I am now completely cured and have my own school where I teach piano in my home and have 40 pupils. I am getting on well thanks to Padre Pio. I would like to give thanks to Padre Pio who has interceded for me throughout my life.

At that time, I lived in a rented room above a bookshop and was far away from home, as I am from Scotland. The bookshop had alot of marxist, anarchist, feminist, and communistic books. I had access to all the reading material and I had read alot of Marx and Freud. I looked to science and reason rather than faith to explain human existence. I considered myself an atheist and a marxist. The bookshop also had a variety of other kinds of secular reading material and had a contract to supply the city library with books.

The next morning I received a letter from my mother containing a Padre Pio prayer card and relic. It was at a time in my life when I was scared and uncertain of the future. I decided to make the prayer novena to Padre Pio to ask for guidance in my life. As a result, I won a scholarship to study for a post-graduate degree in Glasgow, Scotland. Padre Pio has been my protector and benefactor ever since and has never failed me even in my darkest times. I love and thank him from the bottom of my heart for helping me to reaffirm the beauty and peace of my Catholic faith.

About a year ago, my oldest daughter, Debbie, age five, began having terrible nightmares. She would dream that people were shooting her or tying her up. She would wake up in a delirious state and scream, not recognizing me or my husband or even know where she was. I tried blessing her bed and room with holy water every night but nothing seemed to help.

My husband had attended a presentation on Padre Pio here in Milwaukee and obtained one of his relics. She never had another nightmare again. Richard Boldin. Very often the Lord sends spiritual and bodily sufferings for the salvation and the good of souls. Padre Pio once told me that he had suffered for a particular individual for almost two months. My husband was treating me terribly. I could not take this mistreatment any longer. I begged Padre Pio to help me.

I had no where to go for help but Heaven. One evening I was already in bed and the room was very quiet when my husband went to his side of the bed. We have three children now and attend Mass together as a family every Sunday. Some time ago, one of my American friends gave me a photo of Padre Pio. But I kept the photo in my Bible anyway. Also, another friend sent me a Christmas gift which included a book on Padre Pio. Even though I flipped through the pages, I still found it hard to believe, so I just put this book on the shelf and I forgot about Padre Pio.

Last year in the summer, while I was sitting in the Mapo Library in Seoul, I was reading one of the testimonies on the Padre Pio website padrepiodevotions. It was the story of a thirty-four year old man who had a nervous breakdown and had stopped going out of the house and was living the life of a recluse. My sister was in a terrible situation because she had been unable to find work for many years and was often ill and depressed.

She frequently refused to go out of the house, was not meeting or seeing people, and she cried a lot. We were very worried about her and also exhausted after trying in many different ways to help her, and nothing had worked. So, after I read the testimony, I decided to pray to Padre Pio. There in the library, I prayed sincerely and with my whole my heart to Padre Pio, asking for his help.

And then I started to smell a really clear and fresh flower scent of violets! The windows were all closed in the library and the air conditioner was running, so I was really perplexed.

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It was very, very strange. There was no place that the beautiful, fresh scent of flowers could possibly come from. I realized then that Padre Pio was going to help my sister. And then I prayed and waited. Within two months, my sister found that she was eligible to enroll in a good education program which teaches Information Technology skills to those who are unemployed. She is no longer depressed and devastated as she was before.

She has been meeting people from her class and she no longer cries. I was really surprised to see all the changes that happened so fast. The dramatic change in her life style in general was simply remarkable to me. I had just come out of the hospital with a severe nervous disorder, near a nervous breakdown. I had been working at a bank near my home where I was a credit collection correspondent for delinquent mortgages.

This work where I had to collect money on delinquent mortgages from poor, desperate and sick people finally undermined my health until I was admitted to the hospital for six weeks.

In desperation one day a sent a telegram to Padre Pio and asked for his intercession. That night my sister and I were in her apartment. Do you smell it? Then it dawned on me where this heavenly fragrance came from. That much I did know, that when Padre Pio was interceding for you, he would let you know by a fragrance.

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My healing did not come at once but from then on the whole course of my life started to change for the better. By January of the following year there was a complete break from the past. I can look back to that period as a turning point in my whole life. Padre Pio also acted as his spiritual director. Padre Pio was always praying, night and day. His main teaching place for us was the choir, where he spent long hours of the day on his knees as a faithful worshiper of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

In our midst he prayed and responded, always holding his Rosary in his right hand. In the refectory, after having hurriedly and listlessly swallowed a few mouthfuls, he continued to pray. When he went to bed we felt him to be always keeping watch. His whole day was a continuous dialogue with God. In , in the middle of a personal crisis, my husband left home. I felt into a deep depression and was unable to find a way to get out of the gloom and sadness that had engulfed my life. I had to make a business trip to Vienna which I could in no way postpone. I did not want to make the trip and was in no shape to be alone in a foreign city.

I found strength in prayer and the Eucharist. When my Rosary broke, I went to a shop to buy a new one. A gentleman in the shop gave me a prayer card, with a third class relic of a saint that I had never heard of, St. The prayer card had the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the prayer for the intercession of St. I prayed the Novena and the prayer for St. One night, my mother and I were watching T. As she was changing the channels, I told her to stop on one particular channel. I went to get the prayer card to look at it closer. The television program was a movie about the life of Padre Pio.

The next day, I went to a Catholic bookstore and bought a book on Padre Pio. I found out that his feast day is September 23, the day of my wedding anniversary. My husband came back home and is now taking care of his illness. Today is our 15th wedding anniversary. I am very thankful to St. Pio because I know he made it possible for me to accept what I have to live with and for my husband to return home and take care of his illness. I tell people that St. Pio rescued me. He found me in Vienna, there is no doubt about it.

He reached out through that gentleman who gave me the prayer card. He touched my life and my heart and brought me closer to Jesus. Every night I pray to St. Pio for all the people I know who are sick, including my husband. My time there was very brief. The church was so crowded for his Mass that I was unable to find a seat.

I had to stand for the entire Mass. Even so, I was able to see Padre Pio well. At the end of the Mass, he left the altar accompanied by his fellow friars. I did not take my eyes off him for a moment until he disappeared into the sacristy. He was very beautiful. He had a halo like the saints. I happened to speak with a spiritual son of Padre Pio who had also been at the Mass. He said that he had not. I went to the hospital to give Holy Communion to one of the patients there.

Please go and see him. He took the leaflet from me and just placed it on his bedside with little interest in it. Some days later I went to the hospital again to make my rounds. He has been asking when you were coming in. Is it possible that I could make my confession to an understanding priest? I do not want to be interrogated. The priest came right away. His wife said to us that she had never seen her husband looking so relaxed and happy since he came to the hospital.

May he rest in peace. It was a great grace to receive such an invitation. In , as an immigrant, I arrived in Canada where I began my studies required for ordination and on August 25, , by the grace of God and through the intercession of our Blessed Mother and Padre Pio, I was ordained a priest. I am very, very happy to be a priest and to belong to the Church which has so many, many saints in every age but especially in our own time. Padre Pio, thank you! Once, when my daughter and I were having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, the Country Squire Diner in Broomall, Pennsylvania I got into a conversation with our waitress.

She told me how tough her life was. She was a single parent and was in need of a place for her and her young son to live. She was down to the wire where she was living and needed help fast. She worked long hours at the diner trying to save her money for a decent place to live. I asked her if she had ever heard of Padre Pio and she said that she had not. I wrote his name down and told her to read about him online and then to pray to him for help.

About five months later I returned to the restaurant. The waitress told me that after reading about Padre Pio she prayed to him as I had suggested. After she had saved enough money, she began to look for a small house to rent. Her mother allowed her and her son to move in with her until she found a place. I cannot afford it. I have prayed so hard to Padre Pio to help me. Then she explained how I came to the restaurant and talked to her about Padre Pio. She was just fifteen years old when she met Padre Pio for the first time.

They were also acquainted with his parents, Grazio and Giuseppa Forgione. Sister Pia never forgot the time Grazio and Giuseppa paid a visit to their home. In order to assist him in meeting his financial obligations, the superior of the monastery made a special arrangement.

In exchange for the monthly fee of fifteen lire, which the family could not afford to pay,. Sister Pia and her mother agreed to take care of the washing and ironing of the laundry of Giovanni Crisostomo and two other Capuchin students. Every Saturday the clean laundry was delivered to the monastery and the laundry that needed to be washed was picked up. On one occasion when Sister Pia knocked on the monastery door, she was greeted by Padre Pio rather than the regular doorkeeper.

She was both surprised and elated to see Padre Pio standing right in front of her. After she handed him the laundry, he asked her to wait a moment. He came back with a large bar of chocolate. Although the stigmata caused great pain and suffering to Padre Pio, he never complained, and that made Brother Giovanni Crisostomo admire him all the more. Later, Brother Giovanni Crisostomo was sent as a missionary to East Africa where he contracted malaria and passed away at the young age of thirty-two years. Padre Pio was very grieved when he learned about his death.

Later, she was sent to the monastery of St. Anthony in Gubbio, Italy, a town that was made famous by St. Francis of Assisi. From time to time she was able to return to San Giovanni Rotondo for a family visit. She spent most of the days in the church at Our Lady of Grace because she wanted to be close to Padre Pio. Throughout her life, he remained her inspiration. He was able to make his confession to him. While making his confession, he told Padre Pio that he wanted to join the Navy but did not think he would be accepted because he had a heart defect.

Michael the Archangel. On the day that he went in for his medical examination, there were many other young men there who were also having their medical exams. Evidently he looked so healthy that he was waved on ahead of the others and was accepted without a physical exam. My brother had a wonderful career in the Navy working in the field of shortwave communication. He traveled to many different parts of the world and was never sick nor troubled by any problems with his heart. My brother turned 82 years old this year, He told me that as long as he lives, he will never be able to forget the way Padre Pio looked at him with those beautiful, piercing eyes.

Soon after I was released from the hospital, I was in terrible pain like I had never suffered before. I had a dream that I was walking with Padre Pio. I asked him if he could help me get rid of some of the terrible pain I was experiencing. All of my pain disappeared and has not returned to this day. I feel great! I had a very bad drug problem and had no desire to stop using. My Aunt went to a Padre Pio Celebration and prayed to him for me.

I woke up one morning and had no desire to use drugs again, that was 11 years ago. I pray to St Pio and thank him every day for my miracle. I know I am a spiritual child. I was raised in the Pentecostal church as my father and my relatives on his side were all Pentecostals.

My mother was a Catholic. However, she never taught me anything about her faith and then she passed away due to kidney disease. When I was 36 years old my health started declining. A friend gave me a book about Padre Pio and one day when I was at the hospital, while waiting to see the doctor, I started reading the book. That day, the doctor told me that I had kidney failure. In , I started on kidney dialysis. I had other serious health problems as well. I had an enlarged heart and on one occasion I went into cardiac arrest. I collapsed and was in a place of total darkness.

I felt myself pushing frantically against a black wall.


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I could hear my two daughters in the next room. All I could think of was to ask God not to let me die. I am a single parent and I wanted to live to see my girls grow up. I survived the experience but it was very frightening. My doctor told me I was very lucky to be alive. My neighbor invited me and my daughters to go to church with her and I began studying the Catholic faith with the parish priest, Father Francis. However, I was getting sicker and sicker each day. I had been on the kidney transplant list for one year.

In , I started a novena to Padre Pio, for healing. I would pray the novena while on dialysis. I became friends with a lady named Patsy who was on the dialysis machine next to mine. We talked together about Padre Pio and she too was praying to him. Three days earlier I had told Patsy that I was so tired and in so much pain that I was ready to die. I had the kidney transplant and am doing so much better. Father Francis told me that there was someone in Heaven who was praying for me. I immediately knew that it was Padre Pio and my mother.

My daughters and I were baptized into the Catholic church in December. We chose Pia as our confirmation names. I made the trip to San Giovanni Rotondo, very curious to see for myself this extraordinary friar who I had seen so many times in newspapers and magazines. When Padre Pio entered the sacristy, I was only just able to see him. He was accompanied by two friars to protect him from the crowd. When he came down for Vespers, I was able to observe him well and from close up.

I received such an impression that, still to this day, after having got to know him well from many visits, am unable to describe. He was a figure, dare I say, indefinable. He was fatherly, austere, sullen, happy, sarcastic, ironic. After my confession to him, I asked for his blessing for myself and all of my family. Young man, always be good. I had developed heart trouble and along with palpitations, I could often sleep only in a sitting position…. During his Mass on the first morning of my visit to San Giovanni Rotondo, I bombarded Padre Pio continuously in thought, asking him to obtain the favor of a healing for me.

Toward midday I saw him in the monastery. My prayer for you is that you go to Heaven. Let that be enough for you. And naturally, do pray for me with the same intention. Since then, there has been no more heart trouble. My husband, Ricardo and I made a pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo in to visit the church and friary where Padre Pio spent so many years of his life. It was a beautiful experience.

We stayed at a hotel close by and one of the employees there was named Louie. He helped us in many ways, especially by giving us information on how to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Michael the Archangel which is near San Giovanni Rotondo. Padre Pio, in his younger years, had also visited the shrine of St. Michael the Archangel and he often encouraged people to go there.

Louie told us that his father had lived in the same area where Padre Pio lived and he had met Padre Pio. The next morning he discovered that they had been stolen. I had prayed and asked Padre Pio to help so that my dad would go to confession. He had not gone since he was first married and that was 48 years ago.

When I used to ask him to go to confession, he would get very angry. He went to confession on Good Friday of this year. To me this is a miracle. There is no doubt in my mind. Padre Pio continues his work from above and I thank him. I thank and praise God for having granted my request through the intercession of Padre Pio. After three years in a wheelchair, walker, cane, etc. I did not pray for a cure. I prayed that I might be healed enough so that I could attend daily Mass.

I had a dream in which I met Padre Pio on the road and I asked him to save my father. After the dream, my father suddenly recovered from a dangerous operation. I had to wait four days but I was finally able to make my confession to Padre Pio. I had never been down to San Giovanni Rotondo before. I did not know anyone there. Well, it all came back to me. I wished the ground had opened up and swallowed me. I was so embarrassed. I am so ashamed. And the place was Blackburn.

I looked in my pocket and there were my Rosary beads. I handed them to him and he blessed them and gave them back to me. My mother had a friend who was going to have a relic of Padre Pio brought to her home by a priest. She invited my mother to come to her house on the day that the priest was scheduled to visit.

The gathering was to be at in the afternoon.

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My mother invited me to go with her but I was not interested. I had never heard of Padre Pio so I declined the invitation. About five minutes before the set time of the gathering, I suddenly changed my mind and decided to go with my mother. One had cancer and several of the others were sick. The people held the glove and prayed in silence for their needs. At that time, I was not a practicing Catholic. I did not know what to pray for when the glove was passed to me.

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I felt that my life was going along fine and that I had nothing to ask for so I prayed for my children. While holding the glove, I began to cry. I thought that was indeed strange since I did not know anything about Padre Pio. The next morning when I woke up, I had a strong urge to go to confession. I had not been to confession in twenty years. The priest told me that I was in a state of grace. I do pray to St. Pio and I trust in him as an intercessor with our Lord. In , I went on a pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo. After that, I had a great desire to learn more about Padre Pio.

The statue arrived with one hand missing. I was so disappointed that I started crying. However, I found the little hand wrapped up and in the box. I did not have any strength in my body at the time and I was in alot of pain. I have been pain free ever since. I thank God and I thank Padre Pio. I have taken the little hand to the hospital on a number of occasions and have prayed with the patients there. The blessed little hand has helped alot of people, including stroke victims and many others.

My job requires a lot of traveling abroad. I was on a work assignment in Jakarta, Indonesia when my husband emailed me to say that he wanted a separation. The pain that his words caused me cannot be described. I went to the Catholic Cathedral in Jakarta and spoke to a priest about my marriage situation. The priest told me that I should remain with my husband. Several days later I went back to the Cathedral for Sunday Mass and spoke to another priest. He gave me the same message as the first priest. I prayed for guidance in reading the Holy Scriptures and when I opened my Bible, there were the words of Jesus on divorce.

I was calling my husband on the phone and sending him text messages but he would not answer them or communicate with me. I prayed to Padre Pio for the healing of my marriage. One night I had a dream. I dreamed that I had come back from my work abroad and there was an old man in my house. The hood of his black coat was pulled up on his head. In my dream, my husband was there in the house too. He was smiling at me and he embraced me with love. All was well. After that dream, I felt stronger emotionally. I felt I was not alone in facing my problems. I continued to pray to Padre Pio for his intercession.

When I finished my job assignment and returned to my home in the Philippines, I was nervous. I did not know what to expect. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful homecomings I ever had. The love that my husband expressed to me was something that I had not felt from him for a long time. I believe that it was Padre Pio in my dream, telling me that he was praying for me.

Until recently I was only vaguely aware of Padre Pio. However, I entered the most traumatic period of my life and had very difficult decisions to make and to abide by. Previously, I had similar decisions to make, but always failed miserably and lapsed back into very heartbreaking situations. This time though, I found two magazines of Padre Pio. On September 23,, about in the afternoon, I was wounded in Vietnam. I was an Army Field Artillery officer attached to an armored cavalry battalion. As a forward observer, I was responsible for artillery support.

We came under enemy fire and I was wounded in the chest by small arms fire. The impact of the bullet knocked me down and the fire fight continued, while my Radio Telephone Operator bandaged my chest and gave me a shot of morphine. He laid me in the bottom of a tracked vehicle as the fighting elevated.

It took about minutes to get a helicopter evacuation in to take me and the other wounded to the city of Chu Lai where there was a hospital. During this entire time I was conscious although I almost lost consciousness several times. While laying there waiting to be evacuated, my whole brief life of 23 years passed in front of me. I prayed to God to let me live. I was newly married and prayed that He would let me return to my wife.

God gave me another chance that day. I have a special devotion to Padre Pio and daily incorporate his Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and his meditation after Holy Communion into my daily prayer life. When I was at school, I used to get dreadful headaches. My friend Brenda accompanied me on the trip and we were both able to speak to Padre Pio and to kiss his hand. After he greeted both of us, he started to walk away and had only taken several steps when he stopped and turned toward us once again. I had not said a word to Padre Pio about my headaches but after he touched me, that was the end of the headaches.

She first came to San Giovanni Rotondo in Padre Pio asked her to stay and help with the many duties of his growing ministry. She helped establish the prayer groups and assisted at his hospital. She immediately went to Padre Pio. Your mother is in Heaven. Let us concentrate on trying to get there ourselves.

We must do our best to deserve it. My family and extended family are from Italy and some of them knew Padre Pio. My grandfather, Cosmo Orlando, who was a farmer, remembered Padre Pio from the early days. The names include two Jesuits who worked at Boston College more than 70 years ago. The alleged incidents did not occur while they were assigned to BC. January 14, January 13, January 12, January 11, Michael R.

Deland J. January 10, January 09, An endowment for financial aid at St. January 08, January 07, Longtime associate director of transfer admission Mary French will join Student Services in new role. January 02, NBC 'Today' features alumnus Steve Pemberton's journey from abused foster child to global diversity leader and youth advocate. January 01, December 21, December 20, December 18, December 17, December 16, Hosffman Ospino of the School of Theology and Ministry was honored for his dedicated service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston.

December 15, Woods College undergraduates explore themes of courage, resilience, and compassion through this year's Manresa Experience. December 14, December 13, December 12, Kelli Armstrong, vice president for BC planning and assessment, will become Salve Regina's first lay president in June. December 11, Sociologist Gustavo Morello, S. December 10, BC Institute for Scientific Research director is honored for advancing space science education in developing countries. December 09, December 08, Author, columnist, and media commentator Mike Lupica '74 returned to BC for a three-day residency.

December 07, December 06, December 05, Participants say non-academic issues like poverty and mental health account for two thirds of K achievement gap. December 03, Isabelle Stone '18, whose interests lie in the social justice and public policy dimensions of economics, is BC's third Rhodes Scholar. December 02, Boston College conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon then-U. Vice President George H. Bush, in December 01, Before assuming BC's 17th presidency in , Louis J. Gallagher, S. BC is again recognized for offering excellent opportunities for low-income and first-gen students.

A media reception highlights the project's use of digital storytelling to promote peace and reconciliation. November 30, Faculty and students discuss the strength of their faith at a time of turmoil for the Catholic Church. November 29, The retired professor of philosophy, who taught elements of Chinese and Eastern thought for more than 30 years, has died at age November 28, Boston College, in partnership with Tufts and Harvard, is recognized for collaboration to offer more regionally-produced food.

November 27, BC social work students are recognized for their work with underrepresented, underserved persons. November 25, November 23, A Carroll School alumnus took a chance, found an industry he loved, and is now one of its biggest players. November 22, November 21, November 20, Social Security Administration. November 19, Groundbreaking Lynch Leadership Academy launches its first off-campus program for current and future school leaders. November 18, A celebration honors beloved teacher and researcher Richard Tresch, retiring after nearly 50 years at BC.

November 17, November 16, The second consecutive year without an increase in health or dental insurance premiums for BC employees bucks a nationwide trend of rising costs. November 15, November 14, November 13, BC administrators respond to a claim made by graduate students seeking to unionize under the UAW umbrella. November 12, November 11, November 10, A special Woods College experience for Latin American women religious studying applied leadership. November 09, November 07, Read about the top five for fall, and how they underscore BC's plan to integrate liberal arts and professional preparation.

A global report on artificial intelligence at more than companies in 29 countries, co-authored by a Carroll School researcher. November 06, BC enters a partnership to heighten the impact of Catholic research universities in addressing global challenges. November 05, November 04, November 03, November 02, The academically excellent new class continues BC's trend toward an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body.

November 01, October 30, Elizabeth Shlala, a scholar of history, migration, and gender studies, will help administer and teach BC's core curriculum. October 29, Beginning October 29, the University will seek input from undergraduates on their campus experience. October 28, October 27, Video: Connell School of Nursing faculty square off on the proposal to mandate a patient-to-nurse ratio in Mass. October 26, Nineteen Boston College alumni have made the two-year commitment to teach in high-need U.

October 25, In its fourth year at BC Law, the Rappaport Center makes more than a difference as it shapes tomorrow's policy leaders. October 24, Even the untrained eye can detect the work of real artists, psychology prof Ellen Winner writes in the Wall Street Journal. October 23, October 22, October 21, October 20, October 19, October 18, Theater at BC kicks off with the U.

October 17, October 16, October 15, Boston College will host a major international conference for Catholic universities, among other recent initiatives. A new season for the series showcasing music and dance from Irish, Scottish, and American traditions. October 14, October 13, A BC Law conference focuses on complex intellectual property issues facing U. October 12, October 11, October 10, October 09, October 08, October 07, October 06, October 05, The Institute for the Liberal Arts upholds BC's enduring commitment to the centrality of liberal arts education.

October 04, Boston College is once again recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching—a commitment valued by both veteran and new faculty. October 03, New report shows the elementary school intervention program has a lasting impact on participants. October 02, In partnership with U. Environment, the BC observatory will track efforts to control pollution and prevent related diseases. October 01, September 30, More than international attendees convened at the Lynch School of Education for the five-day event.

September 27, A conference led by Joseph Professor of Catholic Philosophy Dermot Moran draws some 8, scholars from more than countries. September 26, How should the Catholic Church lead and serve? A panel of women scholars will weigh in on September Lionel Richie will join the Boston Pops and BC student performers for the University's largest fundraising event for financial aid. September 24, September 23, New 'BC After Hours' initiative will provide locations and resources to promote student formation.

September 22, Assistant Professors Jon Wargo and Gabrielle Oliveira will benefit from professional development opportunities. September 21, September 16, September 13, There is a clear and present danger to the U. Boston College placed 38th among national universities; the Carroll School rose to 21st among undergraduate business schools.

Read about the fall season of appearances by diverse, field-leading thinkers across various disciplines. September 08, A groundbreaking exhibition at the McMullen examines the diverse, innovative career of American artist Carrie Mae Weems. BC marks the opening of the academic year with a Jesuit university tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. New survey shows the new alumni employed, in graduate school, or engaged in a fellowship or meaningful volunteer experience. The Campion Jesuit Community invites friends, former colleagues, and players to a Mass and dedication ceremony on Sept. Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar and commentator Jack Miles assumes the visiting professorship this year.

September 02, September 01, John Mahoney assumes the role following his longtime leadership of undergraduate admission as both director and dean. August 31, The City of Boston has approved the sale of beer and wine at BC Athletics events on a permanent basis. BC will depend on faculty, administrators, and staff to continue their good works on campus or beyond, said President William P. August 27, A global conference of theologians addressing climate change and marginalized populations garners the support of Pope Francis. August 24, The police lip sync challenge that has taken over social media news feeds across the country has arrived in Boston.

Turning to a deadly bacteria, BC chemists devise a way to incorporate non-canonical amino acids into human cell proteins. August 21, August 20, BC Law students make an important contribution at the U. Commission on International Trade Law. August 18, August 17, August 16, What drives Dan Creighton '18? Large healthcare organizations fall short in protecting the environment, according to a new study. Supreme Court justices join a tribute to a BC Law professor's plus years dedicated to the rule of law.

August 11, The neurological link between taste and hearing, or why airplane passengers like to drink tomato juice. Psychology's Liane Young recognized by the preeminent organization for experimental study of cognition. Students fan out for experiences across the globe through BC international scholarships and grants. Pete Frates '07 is the second recipient of the honor, in recognition for his service in the fight against ALS.

A drop of four degrees has a big impact on garment workers in India, and on the company's bottom line, a BC economist finds. Historian and former Fairfield University president Jeffrey P. Gasson, S. What fuels the eye-popping returns on cryptocurrency investments? Carroll School researchers report. Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans brings 38 years of experience in law enforcement and community policing. BC Dining's student point drive funds some 17, non-perishable goods for Rosie's Place. A method developed by BC physicists is a leap of progress for the optical and magnetic device industry.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Patrick Downes '05 and cancer survivor Jack Manning '20 will bike miles for pediatric cancer research. The widely praised phenomenology scholar and professor emeritus of philosophy has died at age Clues to the future of climate change lie in an Antarctic ice sheet's response to a past warming period.

What does 'Jeopardy! How can it serve the most vulnerable? July 06, Are two heads better than one in ethical decision-making? A BC Carroll School researcher reports. The BC-based program broadens its mission of helping high school students of color achieve higher education. July 03, Chile's Luksic Foundation supports BC Law projects on investment law reform and water and property rights. Barb Jones, a strong advocate for BC students who led an expansion of the division, will retire this summer. Global challenges, political risks, AI, and cryptocurrencies took center stage at the Carroll School finance conference.

Widely acknowledged as an esteemed researcher and teacher, he was hailed as a pioneer in bringing an international context to social work. That concept defined the undergraduate years of Phat Nguyen '18, who came to the U. Her recent experience as a patient will make her a more compassionate nurse, says Zoe Bosenberg ' June 21, Alumnus Grant M. Wrongfully deported, a lawful permanent resident returns to the U. June 14, Current students, as well as new and recent alumni, earn prestigious fellowships and grants for the coming year.

The award-winning BC computer scientist whose work in assistive technology helped people with disabilities live fuller lives has died at age June 08, Brothers who are part of BC's overnight workforce earn master's degrees from the Woods College. Jack Casey, who retired earlier this year, looks back on his more than half a century with BC Athletics.

A BC report offers insights into promoting academic achievement and life chances for children in poverty. A groundbreaking study shows how Catholic-affiliated organizations respond to the global refugee and migrant crisis. May 26, Attorney, spoke at BC Law Commencement. Meet Christopher Reynolds, whose outstanding undergraduate career best exemplifies Boston College's motto, 'Ever to Excel. May 21, Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton D. Gregory urges members of the Class of to use their voices to uphold human dignity. May 19, What's the optimal age for learning a new language? New research challenges traditional thinking.

Noted scholar Rev. Howard Gray, S. Experience a Connell School service immersion trip to one of Nicaragua's poorest communities. The future of higher ed, the intersection of tech and the liberal arts, and more at BC Excellence in Teaching Day on May 7. A fruitful first year for a BC Law program focused on legal issues at the cutting edge of innovation.

Barbara J. Cataldo, former superintendent of the Cohasset Public Schools, will assume her new role at the special needs school on July 9. Rossanna Contreras-Godfrey will lead the office that helps students achieve their full potential. A media-driven focus on country rankings in student tests can be misleading, argues the Lynch School's Henry Braun. Jessica Lipton shared her research of North Korea's Kim regime at a symposium for outstanding student scholars. Former U. Attorney, will address the graduates. April 22, Innovative Catholic social programs are helping migrants across 32 countries, a BC School of Social Work report shows.

April 20, In revealing what he hid, Carroll School of Management freshman Kofi Nimo won the student speaker slot. April 19, The Boston College Career Center offers a rich array of resources for recent graduates and new alumni, as well as current students.


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  • The McMullen Museum has acquired an important private collection and extensive related library from Donald and Barbara Tellalian of Newton. Two seniors receive ACC postgrad scholarships for distinction in classroom, sports, and community. A celebration of student poets from some 20 Boston-area colleges and universities, including Walker Halstad ' BC's Kerry Cronin talks to the Washington Post about the new film based on her popular philosophy course. New children's book by Boston Marathon bombing survivors honors the life-changing friendship of a service dog. It will always triumph over hate, writes alumnus Patrick Downes, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    Lynch School junior Natalee Deaette wins prestigious national award recognizing public service leadership. The agreement with Mary Immaculate College in Limerick is the Lynch School's second international collaboration this year. Francis Xavier, S. Researchers find evidence of New England's strongest recorded earthquake, Cape Ann's temblor in BC's M. Academics consider writing in different registers for different readerships in a course taught by BC's Carlo Rotella.

    BC's Dining Services and Sustainability Office host a major college and university forum on recycling. A concert and book launch will celebrate the memory of the late, internationally noted Jesuit music scholar. Removing dams causes changes to riverside plant communities, a BC student and faculty research team finds. An address by former U. Boston College programs showed continued strength in U. News and World Report's survey. Sing it to the Heights celebrates student talent and raises funds for St. Columbkille Partnership School.

    BC chemist Dunwei Wang leads an international team in a discovery toward clean energy harvesting. The annual alumni gathering will feature remarks by William V. Sara Moorman's NIH-supported research tracks early social factors that may influence later-life decline. It can also narrow achievement gaps, a Lynch School-led study of Norway's child care system shows. The Carroll School of Management program will be open to all Boston College undergraduates this fall. New courses and workshops in law and social work for alumni, profressional communities, and the public. The selective honor recognizes physicist Ziqiang Wang's outstanding contributions to condensed matter physics.

    Discussion centered on opportunities and challenges related to increasing the University's global presence. Global survey ranks BC sixth among the world's top universities, first among Catholic institutions. The interdisciplinary, two-year pilot program will be open to undergraduates across the University. Committee co-chair Alberto Godenzi discusses the initiative to expand BC's international presence.

    BC's acclaimed series will focus on traditional Irish music for its three events this season. He founded it as a freshman. Now Carroll School senior Riley Soward has sold his market research startup. February 15, Faith-based resiliency, inner strength, and a scholarly mien characterzie winner Anthony Malick Smith ' Why do we react as we do to others in distress? New insights from a BC neuropsychology researcher. Faculty and staff join a broad initiative to continuously improve teaching, learning, and the student experience. The McMullen Museum presents the first U. Thomas More Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves is a renowned international expert on education reform.

    A BC scientist traces the existence of moths and butterflies to 50 million years before the emergence of flowers. A one-of-its-kind, immersive program deepens participants' knowledge of Jesuit history, spirituality, and leadership. BC joins leading universities in implementing a quick, easy college cost estimator for prospective students. What do you cook for the man who wrote the book on the rules of food? BC Dining meets Michael Pollan.

    Will she run? Should she? It's year three for BC's winter break career exploration program for sophomores in the liberal arts. A priest from Cameroon bonds with his Massachusetts parish while studying for a double doctorate at BC. January 06, January 05, Scientist, educator, and advocate Liz O'Day '06 takes an entrepreneurial approach to fighting disease.

    January 04, Professor Thomas Groome will return to the classroom at the completion of his three-year term as C21 Center director. January 03, December 31, December 30, December 29, Carroll School IS prof Jerry Kane outlines the five key practices of digitally mature companies for Entrepreneur magazine. December 28, December 27, Think dividends are extra money, on top of capital gains?

    Skip to main navigation Skip to main content. Tweets by BostonCollege. BC Chronicle. The latest issue of the University's newspaper for faculty and staff, published biweekly from September to May. Find the BC Chronicle archives here. BC Bookmarks. Meet the new Woods College dean September 28, In a new video, Karen Muncaster talks about the school's unique value for non-traditional students.

    In Memoriam: Alexis Anderson September 25, BC Law School recalls a longtime faculty member who leaves behind 'a generation of well-trained lawyers and a legacy of kindness and empathy. Dignity of work September 20, Is that even a thing anymore? BC Law grads practicing in labor and employment weigh in. BC to oppose taking of land by eminent domain September 19, The University will take legal action against a proposal to seize 17 acres of Newton land it purchased in New Vanderslice Professor September 18, Dunwei Wang, whose research explores molecular solutions to produce cleaner sources of energy, becomes the second Margaret A.

    Lowell Humanities Series September 10, A diverse, interdisciplinary fall lineup kicks off with former president of Ireland and U. News' ranking September 09, Boston College placed 37th in the latest survey of national universities by 'U. In Memoriam: Patrick J. Mass of the Holy Spirit September 03, A centuries-old tradition at Jesuit universities to open the academic year continues at Boston College. Skills, interests, careers September 03, Career Center unveils new organizational model and programs to help students plan and prepare for their futures.

    A year to remember August 26, A look back at the top 10 social media posts of the academic year.