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Novena Of Hope

We would like to thank everyone who made our first online presentation of the Novena of Hope such a great success. It was very much a learning experience for us, so we are grateful for all the positive feedback and encouragement. Our sessions have been viewed by over 3,000 people so far. We will leave the reflections online, and  hope that many others will take the opportunity to use them for their prayer and reflection. 

Night One - Fr Brian D’Arcy CP –

Tobar Mhuire Community

Hope… is in Jesus, “friend of sinners…” (Mt 11.19)

Night Two - Sr Perpetua McNulty – former Director of Thornhill Ministries, Derry

Hope…is in “neither do I condemn you.” (Jn 8:11)

Night Three - Fr Ephrem Blake CP – Tobar Mhuire Community

Hope… is “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” (Mt 9:19)

Night Four - Fr Gary Donegan CP – Tobar Mhuire Community / Passionist Peace Office

Hope… is “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” (Mt 9:19)

Night Five - Martina Purdy – St Patrick’s Centre, Downpatrick

Hope… is mercy for a “Samaritan woman who came to draw water.” (Jn 4:7)

Night Six - Fr Aidan O’Kane CP – Tobar Mhuire Community / Houben Centre

Hope… is “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross.” ( 1Pet. 2-24)

Night Seven - Fr Mel Byrne CP – Tobar Mhuire Community

Hope… is “Here is your mother.” (Jn 19:27)

Night Eight - Brian McKee – Tobar Mhuire Team /  Passionist Peace Office

Hope… is “He was raised for our justification.” (Rom. 4:25)

Night Nine - Fr Thomas Scanlon CP – Tobar Mhuire Community

Hope… is “with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Is 12:3)

Donation Information

We would appreciate any support you can offer to the ministries carried out by the Passionist community here in Tobar Mhuire.  You can do this through Paypal (; by cheque made payable to Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, or a one-off donation can be transferred directly into the Tobar Mhuire bank account.


Account Name: The Passionists
Name of Bank: AIB (NI)
Sort Code: 93-80-33
Account Number: 41314-081

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