I took this photo at the weekend. I could only take it through my kitchen window at Carrigaline, but this sparrow was very determined and cheeky. And of course it did pick up its peanut and off it went!!

On This Day 

On March 14th 2018 the World Happiness Report names Finland as the world’s happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest

Birthday’s Today🎂

Simone Biles (US Gymnast) is 26

Michael Caine (Actor) is 90

Prince Albert of Monaco is 65

and if Albert Einstein were alive it would be his birthday today!

Saint For Today

St. Matilda and she is known for her was known for her piety and considerable almsgiving. She spent her final years, devoted to building many churches, convents and monasteries. St Matilda is the patron saint of widows

Significance Of Today

Today is International Day of Mathematics. The study of numbers, shapes, and patterns is crucial in today’s world. Whether you’re counting change or designing something, a strong foundation in maths is essential. It is a day to especially encourage young people to keep learning maths even when it seems difficult or boring.

Interesting Quote for Today

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” ~Pope John Paul II

Did You Know😇
You’re taller in the morning than at night. This is because over the course of the day our cartilage compresses and makes us a bit shorter.

My Latest Video 🎥

A new video will be posted here during the week and a prayer video to Saint Patrick will be posted on Thursday

Thought For The Week

‘God lit a candle of hope for each of us. It’s not waiting in a window somewhere or around a bend. God lit it right inside us so that we need not ever live one moment without it.’ ~Vickie Girard

Hope is a word we sometimes throw around a lot. We often say that we live in hope or that we hope for the best. When the word hope is used to mean everything and anything, it can lose some of its impact. It never loses impact when used in a faith context. Hope is the voice that God uses to speak to our hearts.

It is not a product, you can’t buy it and it is always a part of humanity and the human journey. In many ways hope is prayer. Without it you have nothing and with it you have so many possibilities. During these days of Lent we must have hope. We put our trust and hope in God to guide us through these weeks of reflection.

We pray that Lent will be a journey that will point us to healthy new beginnings. We pray for the courage to let go of what is stale and whatever needs to be let go of. Most importantly we pray that hope will be the energy and inspiration to guide us safely through each day.

We pray for hope in your life. We pray for hope in your family. We pray for hope in those closest and nearest to you. We pray for hope in all our young people making their confirmation during these weeks of Lent. We pray for hope for Irish people living all over the world as we mark St Patrick’s Day next Friday. We pray especially for hope and especially when we need it the most.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday