Edmund Rice Family Day – Westcourt – 9th May 2015

lightroom photosThe 5th May marks the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice. Edmund was born in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny in 1762 and here he spent his childhood as part of a happy, loving family. In later life he married and had a daughter, Mary. When he was widowed he devoted his life to the education of poor boys, firstly in Waterford City, and later throughout Ireland and the world.

 

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