This is the stone wall up on Tullig Hill, overlooking Millstreet, Co.Cork. I took the photo last Monday with lovely light highlighting the beauty of the wall. It took a lot of hard work and most definitely was a labour of love to build this wall many years ago.

On This Day

On November 1st 1755 the Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal

On November November 1st 1993 the European Union came into being

On November 1st 1997 the film “Titanic” directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet makes its premiere

On November 1st 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang

On November 1st 2021 Global death toll from COVID-19 passed 5 million, with estimates the true toll is at least twice as high

Birthdays Today

Toni Collette (actress) is 51
Mark Hughes (ex Man Utd Striker) is 60
Tim Cook (Ceo of Apple) is 63
Rick Allen (one-armed drummer of Def Leppard) is 60

Saint For Today

Today is All Saint’s Day and is also known as All Hallows’ Day and is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honour of all the saints of the church, whether they are known or unknown.
As we celebrate the feast day of All Saints the one word that is common to all known Saints is love. Their lives were unique, different, exciting, ordinary and sometimes complex. All did their best to give expression to God through love. It is what makes them stand out today. We ask their many blessings on us today.

Significance of Today

Today is World Vegan Day. It is estimated that veganism has probably been around for at least 2000 years and the idea of vegetarianism (not eating meat) was perhaps around for even 500 years prior to that.

Quote For Today

“Let us shine with the light of Jesus and become like saints.” ~Author Unknown

Did You Know

Did you know that All Saints’ Day celebrates all the Christian saints. Saints are holy people who are believed to be very close to God. Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that saints have special powers to help people. People celebrate the saints by lighting candles and going to church.

Video for the week🎥  (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘May They Rest In Peace RIP’

Thought For The week

“Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the darkness of winter; the delicately balanced tweak of the year before it is given over entirely to the dark.” ~Jenny Colgan

 Halloween has most certainly not lost its appeal and is celebrated by so many. The old simple games from the past are still popular like snap apple. Halloween puts us in touch with the mystery of life and that some things in life are often clouded in darkness. It put us in touch with the struggle between light and darkness and the struggle between good and evil.

It puts us in touch with the passage of time and the cycles of nature which we so often take for granted. Halloween may have pagan origins but the Christian message is wrapped around it. It’s a simple Halloween message that God is with us, encourages and reassures us especially when we struggle with darkness, evil, mystery and the unknown.

Halloween coincides with the clocks going back and increasing darkness. The image of light is powerful at this time of year. We gravitate towards light when it is scarce. Halloween is also a celebration of God’s light and presence in our world.

May you be blessed this Halloween with light and love. May you be blessed with the strength to get through whatever darkness is with you right now. May you be blessed with the simplicity of a Halloween treat. May you be blessed this day and this Halloween. Amen

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday