Photo was taken at Carrigaline, Co.Cork (Irl)

It’s an appropriate image of the lovely autumn colours as we mark All Soul’s Day today November 2nd. On this day we rememer with love all our loved ones who have died, whether recently or going back over time. May they rest in peace

On This Day

On Nov 2nd 1936 the BBC begins the world’s first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from London

On Nov 2nd 2020 the cartoon series called ‘Baby Shark’ becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views

Birthdays Today

Paul Galvin (GAA and Fashion Designer) is 44
KD Lang (Singer) is 62

Saint For Today

There is no Saint celebrated today as it is All Souls Day

Significance of Today

All Soul’s Day. Today we remember with love all those who have died whether recently or going back over the years. It is not a strange or a morbid thing to do. It is beautifully connects us with them in some way and most important it is our way of saying we haven’t forgotten them. They will always be remembered with love.

Yes light may be scarce during this month but we remember all the beautiful light these people brought into our lives. It is our belief that God also celebrates this beautiful light and love. The darkness melts away in front of God’s light and love. Nothing else matters. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy and love of God, rest in peace Amen

Interesting Quote For Today

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~from an Irish headstone

Did You Know

Did you know that grief is normal. Grief is not a disease. It is the normal, human response to a significant loss.  Admittedly, saying that grief is normal, does not minimize its difficulty.

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

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