Founded in 1854, Mount Argus Church is the spritual home of Saint Charles of Mount Argus.
Father Charles was ordained on December 21 1850 in Tournai and in 1852 he was sent to England where he first encountered the Irish who were emigrating in the wake of the Famine. He was transferred to Ireland and on July 9, 1857, he arrived at the newly-founded monastery of Mount Argus in Dublin.
His gift of healing the sick is most clearly remembered. As many as 300 people a day came to be blessed by him. Fr. Charles was transferred to England in 1866 and remained there for eight years before returning to Ireland where he would stay for the rest of his life.
The daily pilgrimage of sick and distressed people resumed almost immediately on his return. During the last years of his life, he endured many trials; his family in Holland were dying and old injuries returned to plague him. Towards the end of 1892, it was obvious that his life was coming to an end. He said his last Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. At 5:30am on January 5, 1893, he died.
His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the Monastery and Church at Mount Argus and his grave quickly became a place of pilgrimage. In 1949, his remains were moved to a new tomb inside the church and this shrine became a place of prayer. Father Charles was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988 and on June 3 2007, he was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI.
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PecoBud (3778) 2012-05-17 8:45
Noel, how are you doing? Great photo of this Church and with fantastic color and light management. I really like the angle you chose and combined with your POV and superb clarity, this photo comes to life. Great Job Noel!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
JFS (32189) 2012-05-17 9:16
Impressive shot and impressive Church! The monument is magnificent. The light and the shadows are very good too. A great work!
adramad (27556) 2012-05-19 13:04
Very interesting to note, that helps us make better, the imposing building that show us in this beautiful composition.
Magnificent management of light and a nice range of colors. Well done.
Enjoy the weekend.
alpi1500 (1376) 2012-05-19 14:39
Meglodon (105) 2012-05-24 14:40
Hi ya Noel,
Great angle, gives a sense of size to the church.
Lighting & composition spot on.