Franciscan Friary, Multyfarnham photos

Franciscan Friary, Multyfarnham is near my childhood home.  We used to attend all the ceremonies there over the years and my parents still do.  I loved it down there on Good Friday as we used to go outside to the outdoor Stations of the Cross.  I also loved the reading of the Passion of our Lord because the priests who were there at the time, had the most beautiful reading voices and made such a good job of it all.

I was there today August 1st 2015 and took some photographs.  I hope you like them. Anyone who follows me and sees my photos, know that I love bridges, steps and spiral staircases!!   I didn't take many of the Stations of the Cross, simply because I didn't want to think about the Crucifixion.  I have gotten to know Jesus through meditation and the love I feel from Him is so powerful, that it brings a sadness to me seeing even the statues of His passion and death.  But I do appreciate that if I am showing the Friary and surrounding grounds to others who visit my website, I have got to include the Stations of the Cross.  They are a very special part of anyone's visit. I hope you like them and that if you are in the Midlands of Ireland you will pay it a visit.  The inside of the church is stone and "old world".  Just click on the first photo, it will enlarge it and line the others in a row at the bottom of the page to easily click on and see enlarged.  Enjoy.

There are three lakes in the area too - Lough Derravaragh, minutes from Multyfarnham.  Lough Owel about four miles from Multyfarnham towards Mullingar and Lough Ennel the other side of Mullingar towards Tullamore.

Prayer of St. Francis.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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