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Kieran O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He lives in St John's Priory (John's Lane), Thomas Street, Dublin (D08 F8NW) and he works for Dublin Diocese as coordinator of biblical studies.

His most recent book is called
Speaking from Within. Biblical Approaches for Effective Preaching. To order a copy, click here.

In 2018, Kieran published a translation of a book on silent prayer, entitled
How to Sit with God. A Practical Guide to Silent Prayer (by Jean-Marie Guellette, OP). It may be ordered here.

New Book: Autumn 2019

Hearers of the Word. Praying and Exploring the readings for Advent and Christmas, Year A. To buy a copy, click here.

Extraordinary Mission Month October 2019
This year marks the centenary of an Apostolic Letter fo Benedict XV, usually regarded as marking the start of papal twentieth century teaching on missions up until Vatican II. Maximum Illud was published on November 30th, 1919. The EMMOct2019 offers many resources on the web. As a small contribution to that, Kieran contributed to a volume entitled Missio ad Gentes in the Acts of the Apostles.

To download a pdf
What the Bible says about the Stranger, click here.


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Each year, Kieran undertakes one charity cycle for Peter McVerry. Click on his name to make a donation.

Notes on the Sunday Readings
Here you will find notes on the Sunday readings as found in the Catholic lectionary since the Second Vatican Council. The readings are often the same as those found in the Revised Common Lectionary. It is a sincere wish that the notes may be of use to other traditions as well.

The full notes are offered as a PDF.
The gospel notes only are offered in audio format and also in a format friendly to smartphones and tablets (portable).

2. School of the Word
The SOTW is an adult faith project in biblical studies for the diocese of Dublin. The details may be found on the dedicated webpage and the calendar gives details of what is happening where.

3. Short Holy Week Retreat
On this page you will find reflections on the Gospels for Holy Week, from Monday through to Easter Sunday.