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Bl Edmund Rice

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Bl Edmund Ignatius Rice, 1762-1844, was from Callan,
Co. Kilkenny. After his young wife's early death, he sold his possessions and dedicated his life to educating the poor. To advance the work he attracted like-minded men, who took religious vows and embarked upon the Catholic education of boys. He is a model of patience in suffering; a true lay apostle and deeply committed religious.

Edmund was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Rome on 6th October, 1996.

 

2010 Commemoration
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