This is the beautiful Saint Mary’s Cathedral in the heart of Killarney, Co.Kerry and I took this photo last week

On This Day 

On October 2nd 2001 NATO backed the US military strikes following the 9/11 attacks

Birthdays Today

Sting (Rock Singer) is 72

Roberton Firmino (Soccer Player) is 32

and if Gandhi was alive today it would have been his birthday

Saint For Today

Today October 2nd is the Feast of our Guardian Angel

Significance Of Today

Today is World Day of Bullying Prevention. We know how bullying causes huge upset particularly in schools. Today is a day when the world says we must do something. Social Media has made the problem of bullying even worse. The first important step is for a child to tell a trusted adult that they are getting bullied. There is help within each school for something to be done and the first step we must all take is to say STOP and that bullying is not acceptable or tolerated anywhere.

Interesting Quote for Today

“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” ~Taylor Swift

Did You Know😇

Avocados are not vegetables. They are fruits because they are single seeded berries.

Thought For Today

Angels have a hidden agenda – love.’ ~Author Unknown

We all have a fear of isolation, loneliness and that we won’t be able to manage on our own. It is a perfectly normal human fear. As a child we were reminded about our guardian angel watching over and protecting us. It was comforting and consoling to know that we had someone special looking after us.

But our guardian angel journeys with us every step of our life’s journey and not just our childhood. A guardian angel isn’t fantasy or some form of magic. Our scriptures have many references to angels. They are real, active and can best be described as God’s protective love very near and close to us.

Today (Oct 2nd) is their feast day but especially of your guardian angel. A fitting prayer today and indeed every day might be: “O Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen”