Photo was taken near Rochestown on the Greenway walk, Cork (Irl
A full moon cast lovely reflective light over Lough Mahon
On This Day
On December 14th 1287 in Northwest Netherlands the Zuiderzee seawall collapses with loss of over 50,000 lives. It was the fifth largest recorded flood in history
On December 14th 2021 the American Covid-19 death toll passes 800,000, with more deaths recorded in 2021 than 2020
Stephen Donnelly (Irish Health Minister) is 47
Beth Orton (Singer) is 52
Mike Scott (Singer/Songwriter with the Waterboys) is 64
Saint For Today
Today Dec 14th is the feastday 0f Saint John of the Cross who was a 16th century Spanish theologian and mystic. Together with Saint Teresa, he reformed the Carmelite Order. He was proclaimed Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XI in 1926 and is nicknamed the “Mystic Doctor”.
Significance Of Today
December continues to be Human Rights Month. Throughout history there has been so much blatant violation of the rights of people. Whether that was based on the colour of one’s skin, their nationality, religion, or merely being unfortunate enough to be living under the regime of another country, people have regularly been treated really badly. Universal Human Rights Month is here to remind us of that day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly codified the basic human rights of every individual on the planet.
Interesting Quote For Today
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” –Benjamin Franklin
Did You Know
Did you know when Mary Stuart was just six days old, she became the Queen of Scotland