Photo was taken yesterday at Holy Cross Abbey, Co.Tipperary (Irl)

Louise O’Brien and Kieran Daly relax after their Wedding Mass yesterday. A great day was had by all who attended the wedding. Both Kieran and Louise work in Col√°iste Choilm Secondary School, Ballincollig which made the day all the more special!

Thought on Saturday – November – 01/11/2014

‘Love is such an overused word. Pop songs sing about love. Everything revolves around love. Many people only connect love with the idea of fulfilled sexuality. But however much the word is misused, in the depths of our heart every one longs for love.’ ~Anselm Gruen

We all know someone special who radiates love. It is not an act or something put on. They radiate it naturally and it simply flows from them. Everyone has the ability to do this but for different reasons the flow becomes blocked. It might be a hurt, a knock or setback in life. Someone may have betrayed our trust. We may have been taken advantage of or we may have grown afraid because others hurt us in the past. Scripture readings refer to God as love. This is 100% pure natural Divine love. It is total, complete and will never run out. Each day is an invitation to soak in some of this love. The invitation is to allow it melt away our hurts, fears, anxieties, disappointments or darkness in our lives. Every time we take up this invitation allows us to radiate our own love naturally. No matter what our age, our belief system or our background, this is what we are born to do.

Today we mark All Saints Day and tomorrow we celebrate All Souls Day. It is sacred time as remember with love those who were an important part of our lives. Their love touched our lives deeply and we mark it in a number of different ways. We are also invited to let God’s love touch us too, particularly those parts of our lives that need it the most.