I took this photo recently at the Dunloe Hotel, near Killarney, Co.Kerry. These sheep were up early grazing and some were already taking a break from the early start!
On This Day
On October 17th 1972 the American rapper and actor Eminem, who was one of the most controversial and best-selling artists of the early 21st century, was born.
On October 17th 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Prize On this day in 1979, Mother Teresa, was named the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace for her work with the poorest of the poor
On October 17th 2020 the Labour Party headed by Jacinda Ardern was re-elected in a landslide in New Zealand’s general election. She stepped down as Prime Minister in February 2023.
Simon Harris (Minister for Further Education) is 37
Leigh Arnold (Actress) is 44
Eminem (Rapper) is 51
Kimmi Raikkonen (Finnish F1 Driver) is 44
Saint For Today
Today October 17th is the Feast Day of Ignatius of Antioch. His greatest concern was for the unity of the church.
Significance of Today
Today Oct 17th is World International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Poverty as we know is widespread in so many parts of our world today. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed to promote and acknowledge the effort and struggle of those living in poverty. We also think today of the flight of so many innocent Palestinian people who have had to flee their homes to avoid getting caught up in missile attacks.
Quote For Today
“Poverty is not just a lack of money, it is not having the capability to realize one’s full potential as a human being.” ~ Amartya Sen
Did You Know
Did you know that nearly 1 billion people don’t have enough to eat. 615 million people suffer from water stress. And almost half of the world’s population has no access to the internet.
Video for the week🎥 (Updated every Wednesday🎥)
Tomorrow’s weekly video is called ‘A Daily Prayer’