This cat reminds us on the importance of taking some quiet time to relax and unwind. Will you make your quiet moment happen today?

On This Day 

On March 24th 1980 Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated while saying Mass in El Salvador. He was a vocal critic of the violence during El Salvador’s civil conflict. He was canonised a saint in 2018.

On March 24th 2018 Tens of thousands attend ‘March for Our Lives’ rallies held in the US  and around the world to protest gun violence

Birthday’s Today🎂

Sharon Corr (Singer) is 53

Mary Berry (Celebrity Baker) is 88

Donnacha O’Callaghan (Former Munster and Irish Rugby Player) is 44

Alan Sugar (Businessman and Host of The Apprentice) is 76

Tommy Hilfiger (Founder of Clothing Brand) is 72

Saint For Today

Saint for Today is Oscar Romero

Significance Of Today

Today March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day. It is a serious disease of the lungs which causes severe coughing, coughing up blood, and night sweats. It can be fatal if not treated, as it remains a huge epidemic among the world population. Tuberculosis can be treated with medication, but those in third-world countries don’t have access to those resources. World Tuberculosis Day aims to increase the awareness of this disease.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” ~Aristotle

Did You Know😇
Did you know that a crocodile cannot stick its tongue out

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