Photo was taken at Carrigaline, Co. Cork (Irl)

Any walk now will bring you into the beauty of nature and the beauty of the colours all around us

On This Day

On October 28th 1998 Hurricane Mitch made landfall, hitting northern Honduras and it was one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record. It caused some 11,000 deaths in Central America.
On October 28th 2015 It was announced that China was ending its one-child policy; beginning in 2016, couples could have two children.

Birthdays Today

Julia Roberts (Actress) is 55
Marty Morrissey (RTE popular sports presenter) is 64

Saint For Today

October is the feast of Saint Jude. St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was one of the 12 apostles. Images of St. Jude often include a flame around his head, which represent his presence at Pentecost, when he accepted the Holy Spirit alongside the other apostles.

Significance of Today

Throughout October we also celebrate National Fair Trade Month. It aims to raise awareness of the reasons why fair trade is important, and to promote buying and using socially and commercially sustainable, fair trade products in place of commodities which may harm the environment, the economy, communities and disadvantaged individuals.

Quote For Today

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ~Alice Morse Earle

Did You Know

Did you know “Q” is the only letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name.

Thought For The Week – October – 28/10/2022

Thought For The Week (Updated Each Monday)

‘The Celtic approach to God opens up a world in which nothing is too common to be exalted and nothing is so exalted that it cannot be made common. So God meets us where we are, at home, at work, in the daily, in the ordinary.’ ~Esther de Waal.

The generations who have gone before us built their lives around Celtic Spirituality. For them God was not some separate duty or event that happened occasionally. God was simply a part of their everyday lives, who they felt was with them through every experience of life. Every moment and opportunity was somehow connected to God.

It was for example at this time of year that prayers of thanksgiving for the harvest would take place. The crops were harvested, stored and put away and the next most natural thing to do was to give thanks to God. Sadly as time went on religion became more formalised and structured. It didn’t happen overnight, but our sense of God in everyday events and moments just got pulled away. Today there is an acknowledgment and an awareness of just how important it is to get back to the basics of our faith. Why complicate something that doesn’t need to be. Watch Jesus in the Gospels. He had no time for those who choked and killed the message by making it complicated and out of reach. It is time to begin reclaiming the beautiful simple message that it is.

Yesterday was Mission Sunday and it also a celebration of the simple and beautiful presence of God’s love in our world today. So many people have dedicated their lives to sharing this beautiful love all across the world. Sometimes it has been done in very difficult situations and sometimes in places where there is extreme poverty.

Mission Sunday is not about trying to calculate results or evidence of success. We know that wherever the seeds of God’s love are sown and shared there will be a bumper harvest. This is what our ancestors did through Celtic spirituality. For them God meets us where we are. Mission Sunday is a celebration of God’s love everywhere. Without it we have nothing and with it we have everything.