Photo was taken at Altamount, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

These boxes of apples are a reminder of a bumper harvest for 2022. Lots of beautiful sunshine over the summer allowed fruit crops to reach their full potential. I would like to personally thank my brother Denis for these beautiful apples. Some are cooking apples and some are for eating. As the old saying goes: an apple a day keeps the doctor away!!

On This Day

On Sep 7th 2020 Wildfires have burnt a record 2 million acres in California

On Sep 7th 2021 El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

Birthdays Today

Gloria Gaynor (Singer) is 79

Saint For Today

Saint Regina

Significance of Today

Today is International Superhuman Day. For many years, those who have faced the challenges of disability in all its forms have dealt with a stigma that was forced upon them. Society has often treated these individuals as if they were somehow less capable of doing amazing things in life.

Rather than thinking of people who have overcome disabilities as ‘less than’, perhaps the world would benefit from thinking of them as something far beyond average. Superhuman Day celebrates and brings awareness to the thousands of athletes, musicians, artists, and everyday people who have overcome what was once perceived as a crippling limitation and gone on to prove that ‘Yes they can’ and ‘Yes I Can’

Thought on Wednesday – September – 07/09/2022

“The Spirit reaches the depths of everything, even the depths of God.” (St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians 2:10)

As we begin this month of September there is an invitation to appreciate our depth. St. Paul speaks about depth and the greater the depth of our spiritual lives, the greater the spiritual blessings will be. But the world we live in today does not use the word depth much.

The world we live in today moves at such a fast pace that there is little time for depth. Life can often be shallow and one story moves so quickly into the next one, with no time for reflection or time to be grateful or time to appreciate our blessings. There is such a need for depth in all of our lives today. As we return to more normal routines now after our summer, we are invited to be a person of depth in everything we do.

We also congratulate all those who received their Leaving Cert results on Friday. It has been a long wait during the summer and for many students the wait continues for a few more days to see if they will get their preferred course.

But it is important to say as well that the results last week only tell one story. The results don’t always tell the story about the beautiful person that is each student. As you make the transition from secondary school to new beginnings, always remember who you are, always be yourself, always be proud of what you bring to each day and always remember how precious, special and unique you are today and everyday.