Travels: July 2007 Archives

Michael Doherty

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While on pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock in County Mayo, John Doherty, the father of 14 year old Michael Doherty approached me to ask for a blessing for himself and his grief-stricken family. Michael was stabbed to death in Ennis, County Clare on the night of 23 June 2007.

Later the same day, Michael's aunt asked me to bless her and to pray with her. She explained that the seventeen year old, who allegedly stabbed young Michael on the evening of 23 June, is the son of a garda. The Doherty family are settled Travellers.

I ask the readers of Vultus Christi to pray for the repose of Michael's soul and for the comfort of his family. One can send cards or write to Michael's father and mother:

Mr. and Mrs. John Doherty
Kilrush Road
Ennis, County Clare

About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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