Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Christmas Eve 2019
Midnight Mass 24. DEC, 2019
Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Christmas Eve 2019 Midnight Mass Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh
“Human trafficking and other forms of exploitation remind us that evil continues to profit from the misfortune and misery of our fellow human beings” – Archbishop Martin Four weeks ago a group of Austrian scouts visited Manger Square in Bethlehem – the place where Jesus was born. They lit a candle there and prayed for peace, and then, as they travelled home, they brought the ‘peace light’ with them, passing it on from country to country, from scout troop to scout troop. According to Google maps, it is 3,489 miles from Bethlehem to Armagh but still, on Sunday last, the Armagh scouts were able to receive the Bethlehem ‘peace light’ and carry it here into Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Full Text Source: Bishops' Conference of Ireland