Earlier today, I visited St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford. Like many, I had seen images and the fine documentary presented by RTE’s Ciaran Mullooly but the reality of the place outshone all images and imagination! A true credit to all involved. I had the added bonus of meeting Bishop Colm O’Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne as I was heading into the cathedral. Bishop Colm came in with me and shared a few thoughts around the work done. I was happy to be able to congratulate him, since I know the Cathedral and Longford hold a special place in his heart and ministry. I also met Fr Tom Healy, Adm in the Cathedral and congratulated him on a job well done. The right man for the hour.
I took a few photos to add to the countless images already on line but these are mine! They speak to me of a visit to a very special space and place. I’m glad this work has been done and full credit to all involved.
I was struck by the Stations of The Cross and, in particular, by the places still to be filled by some of the Stations. There’s room for thought there – where am I, where are you to be found in these Stations? The one below, for example, the Ninth Station – Jesus falls for the third time – where are we in that fall? Where are we in our own falls?