I had a chance to visit Knock Shrine last week. It is always a lovely place to visit for a spiritual recharge. The gardeners do such a great job in keeping the place so neat and tidy. The display of flowers are always so colourful and they certainly get their fair share of rain at Knock!

On This Day 

On Sep 8th 2001 Kylie Minogue releases her single “I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head”, which became the biggest of her career

On Sep 8th 2022 After more than seven decades on the British throne, Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96.  Her eldest son became King Charles

Birthdays Today

Pink (Singer) is 44

Bruno Fernandes (Football Player with Man Utd) is 29

Joe Suggs (You Tube Star) is 32

Martin Freeman (Actor) is 52

Bernie Sanders (US Politican) is 82

Saint For Today

Today September 8th we celebrate the feast day of the Birthday of Mary, the mother of Jesus. We all know how important our birthday is and we always make an effort to celebrate the birthdays of family members and friends.

Any birthday is a reminder how special that person is. Today as we celebrate the birthday of Mary we celebrate how special she is. It is a joyful day and a day of blessings. We ask her many blessings on you today.

Significance Of Today

Today is International Literacy Day. In an age of enlightenment, technology and modern living, it’s amazing that it has been estimated that nearly 800 million adults worldwide lack even the most basic literacy skills.

International Literacy Day aims to highlight the importance and value of literary education for individuals and groups, as well as providing benefits for the wider global culture.

Interesting Quote for Today

‘Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” ~Anne Frank

Did You Know😇

Did you know humans have just one bone fewer than horses. Horses have 205 bones while the adult human set is 206

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As I am just back from my summer break I will start working on this during the coming week

Thought For The Week

‘To say that we are ‘fired up’ by something, means that we are enthusiastic, ready to throw ourselves into a situation or activity with boundless energy and vigour.’ ~Naomi Starkey

When we describe someone as a fiery person, we usually see them in a negative way. It implies that the person is hot tempered, moody and unpredictable. Then when we use the words ‘fired up’ it is normally used in a positive way. We get fired up before a match or something important in our lives.

When we use the words ‘fired up’ in connection with God, it is also positive. It means that we are enthusiastic and upbeat in what we believe in. We feel that our faith is helpful, positive and something good in our lives. It fires us up, to help us get through any given day.

Our fire may sometimes be weak and barely noticeable, while at other times we have boundless energy and enthusiasm. There is no right or wrong place to be when it comes to faith matters. But anything that gives us hope, energy and positivity can only be a good thing. Hopefully today and throughout this week you will find hope, energy and positivity. Even if it comes in small bundles, we welcome them with open arms.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday