This is ‘Ruby’ who can tackle any job on a farm!! This funny photo was taken by my brother Denis McSweeney and it was taken on the farm of Frank Roche in West Cork

On This Day 

On March 23rd 1998 The film ‘Titanic’ directed by James Cameron won 11 Academy Awards.

On March 23rd 2021 The Suez Canal which is one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes, was blocked after the massive cargo ship Ever Given ran aground. It took six days to move the vessel causing huge delays in the movement of goods all over the world and eventually led to a shortage of different things in our shops.

Birthday’s Today🎂

Ali Hewson (wife of Bono) is 62

Michelle Monaghan (Actress) is 47

Mo Farah (Gold medal winner in running) is 40

Saint For Today

No significant saint for today

Significance Of Today

Today March 23rd is World Meteorological Day. For those who experience the weather and climate each day, no matter what part of the world they live in, World Meteorological Day is a unique and interesting time to raise awareness for and pay attention to the importance of the weather.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” ~Saint Jerome

Did You Know😇

Did you know that the Antartica is the only state without sakes or reptiles

My Latest Video 🎥

With the very heavy rain during the week and especially in West Cork, I am reminded of this video I made last year. The contrast of standing on a rock in a moment of calm and then looking at the same spot when the river is in flood, is some contrast!!! And yes we all need those moments of quiet and calm in our lives.

Thought For The Week

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and in Ireland it is celebrated in Ireland on the 4th Sunday of Lent. This was a prayer I shared at Mass.

A prayer for all mothers on Mother’s Day

Loving God, we thank you for all mothers and we do so in gratitude and praise for the blessings they bring to us. We thank you for their love, their teachings, their guidance, their wisdom, their patience and their understanding.  Thank you for the beautiful physical, emotional and spiritual gifts they possess. We give thanks for how they share these gifts constantly with us.

Sometimes we take these gifts for granted, but on Mother’s Day, we remind all our Mums how special you are. Thank you for everything. Thank you for all the love you share with us. We ask God to abundantly bless you today, to protect you, to keep you in good health and to continue guiding you in all you do for us. We also remember Mum’s deceased, we haven’t forgotten you, we ask you to hold us close in your love as we remember you with love today. Amen

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday