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Father Groeschel’s friars in Ireland

Catholic World News - January 07, 2011

Public Radio International recently profiled the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal’s apostolate in Moyross, a suburb of Limerick that is one of Ireland’ poorest communities. Unemployment in Moyross was as high as 84% in the 1980s.

“We were shown this area Moyross, and it seemed like a perfect place: there were burnt-out houses, there was graffiti on walls there, dogs and horses wandering around aimlessly, sometimes kids wandering around,” said Brother Shawn O’Connor. “So I said this is a good place for us to be.”

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