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Homily for the Funeral of Bishop Devine

The following text was preached by Right Rev. Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell, at the Requiem Mass of Right Rev. Joseph Devine, Bishop Emeritus of Motherwell, on Monday 3rd June 2019 in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell: A few moments ago we listened to a beautiful passage from the Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, and the image of the new eternal Jerusalem from St John’s Vision, gave us a picture of the Church in heaven which then reflects onto its structure here on earth. The temple is the Lord with the Lamb by his side - through the Lamb worship and glory is offered to God and all the sacrificial offerings due to God and expressed in the one eternal offering of the Lamb. The

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