What an inviting cottage and garden. It looks definitely a place to unwind and relax! Our photo today of the garden ties in with our Thought For The Week below

On This Day 

On May 15th 1993 Niamh Kavanagh from Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “In Your Eyes” and it famously took place in Millstreet, Co.Cork

On May 15 2010 Jessica Watson from Australia at the age of 16 became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world

Birthday’s Today🎂

Orla Guerin (BBC Journalist) is 57

Zara Phillips (Royal family member and famous equestrian rider) is 42

Significance Of Today

Today is International Family Day. We are all part of a family. Even though families may be complex and diverse, they are still vitally important. Whether a family is defined as a group of people that a person is born into or is something acquired along the way, International Family Day is here to recognise the importance of our own family and the difference families make to society and our world. Take away family and everything crumbles away.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ~Warren Buffett

Saint For Today

Saints Isidore and Maria

Did You Know😇

Did you know that the oldest English word is ‘town’ that is still in use. The first dictionary took note of this in 1755.

Thought For The Week

With the lovely fine sunny weather that we have been getting over the past few days, many are working in their gardens and planning for the weeks ahead. We also have lots of Communion Masses also taking place in many parishes and so the following reflections are appropriate.

Gardening Reflection called ‘In Your Garden’

In your garden you forget about that unkind thing that someone said.
When you are busy pulling weeds out of the border bed, you forget the petty things that set your nerves on edge. When you’re turning up the soil or clipping the hedge, you forget the unfair way that someone treated you.

When you get out in the garden for an hour or two, it is strange how quickly you forget your wants and woes. When you’re planting seedlings out or tying up a rose, you forget the cares that make you feel like you’re growing old.

When you see the green new shoots come pushing through, troubles that looked big indoors will suddenly seem small. When you’re working in the garden, you tend to forget them all.

First Communion Reflection called ‘Jesus Is’

Jesus is in every face. He is in every laugh. He is in every tear.  Jesus is in every heart. He is at every Mass. He is present for every celebration.

Jesus is in every person. He is in the eyes of every young child. He is with the hurt and those who are lonely. Jesus is in every mind. He is with a new born baby and with those who are dying.

Jesus is in every squeal of joy. He is in the beauty of nature. He is present wherever we are. Jesus is the reason why. Jesus is my friend. Jesus is our friend.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday