This is ‘Mick’ a sheepdog pup who was doing a grand tour of Minane Bridge Primary school yesterday, Co.Cork. When I got to take the photo he was having a short nap after the excitement of the morning, visiting all the classes!

On This Day

On November 17th 1869 After 10 years of construction, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt opened in Egypt.

On November 17th 2003 Britney Spears at 21 years of age, became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

On November 17th 2022 Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives and one of its most influential in recent times, announced she was stepping down

Birthday’s Today

Danny DeVito (Actor) is 79

Ru Paul (Entertainer) is 63

Rachel McAdams (Actress) is 45

Saint For Today

Saint for November 17th is Elizabeth of Hungary. She married at 14 years of age, she had three children in a happy marriage,  was widowed in her early twenties and died at the age of 24, makes for an unusual and interesting story. She was deeply commited to the poor, was deeply in love with God and saw God’s love in everything.

Significance of Today

Today November 17th is International Students Day.  It is a recognition of many students who are working hard to achieve their career goals and make a difference.

Interesting Quote For Today

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” ~B.B. King

Did You Know

Did you know that a snail can sleep for three years.

Video for the week🎥(Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘A Timeless Classic – Take Time’

Thought For The Week

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.’ ~Author Unknown

What does the word cautious mean? The dictionary describes it as someone who is careful in actions and decisions. It is someone who is alert, cagey, plays it safe, is shrewd, watchful and generally hesitates before making a decision. In life it is good to be cautious. It is good and important to be careful, alert and watchful with many things in life.

Sometimes though we can be over cautious. We put up a wall, we do not go outside our comfort zone and often can cut ourselves off from opportunities that life can bring. Again it brings us to the beautiful word that is balance. If we can get the balance right between living life to the full but also working out what’s good and best for us, then we have found a good healthy balance.

When it comes to faith matters we have no need to be cautious. Throughout our Gospel stories Jesus mentions the need to let go of fear and worry. In fact throughout the bible, “Do not be afraid” is mentioned 365 times. So for every day of the year there is a whisper of do not be afraid. Why be cautious when God loves us uniquely, journeys with us through every experience and gently whispers each day: “Do not be afraid”.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday