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

It’s an appropriate image of the lovely autumn colours as we mark All Soul’s Day today November 2nd. On this day we rememer with love all our loved ones who have died, whether recently or going back over time. May they rest in peace

On This Day

On Nov 2nd 1936 the BBC begins the world’s first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from London
On Nov 2nd 2020 the cartoon series called ‘Baby Shark’ becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views

Birthdays Today

Paul Galvin (GAA and Fashion Designer) is 43
KD Lang (Singer) is 61

Saint For Today

There is no Saint celebrated today as it is All Souls Day

Significance of Today

All Soul’s Day

Interesting Quote For Today

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~from an Irish headstone

Did You Know

Did you know that chewing gum is banned in Singapore? In efforts to keep up the city’s reputation for being spotlessly clean, Singapore banned chewing gum in 1992

Thought on Tuesday – November – 02/11/2022

Thought For The Week

‘Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the dark of winter; the delicately balanced tweak of the year before it is given over entirely to the dark; a time for the souls of the departed to squint, to peek and perhaps to travel through the gap.’ ~Jenny Colgan

Some say Halloween is silly nonsense, a commercial opportunity and a waste of money. But Halloween has a lot to offer. Children love it and always will. For adults it brings back childhood memories of snap apple and other simple games that still survive. It puts us in touch with the mystery of life and that some things in life are often clouded in darkness.

It put us in touch with the struggle between light and darkness and the struggle between good and evil. It puts us in touch with the passage of time and the cycles of nature which we so often take for granted. The transition from October into November grounds us. It reminds us of our own mortality and that we are simply pilgrims passing through this world.

The wearing of masks is another common Halloween practice. Some of the masks are funny and some can also be quite scary. A good mask will always hide your identity. They are reflective of life too. Often we put on a false mask, we pretend to be somebody else, we try to give others a different impression of who we are. But over time this drains our energy levels, especially trying to be somebody we are not. Why not remove the false mask and just simply be the beautiful person that we are. There is only one of the amazing you in our world. Why hide it? Why be somebody else? Why not let the beautiful person that God created, bring beauty and blessings to others.

Halloween may have pagan origins but the Christian message is wrapped around it. It’s a simple Halloween message that God loves you as you are, encourages and reassures us especially when we struggle with darkness, evil, mystery and the unknown.