This beautiful photo of the great tit with a seed in its mouth is a reminder of the beauty of the many small birds that visit our gardens and in particular throughout these winter months. As spring and the breeding season approaches, there is a beautiful dawn chorus these mornings.

I have just uploaded my new weekly video below. Tomorrow is World Day for sick people and prayers for healing will be said in every church. I have made a short video which is a gentle meditation for healing in our lives. Enjoy the gentle time out that it is

On This Day

On February 10th 2019 Insect populations are collapsing worldwide threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems” according to a global review saying 40% declining and 30% are endangered

On February 10th 2020 More than 30 bushfires were put out by the heaviest rainfall for 30 years in New South Wales, Australia, helping end one of the worst bushfire seasons ever, 46 million acres burnt, over 1 billion animals killed and 34 people dead

Birthdays Today

Roberta Flack (Singer) is 87

Holly Willoughby (TV Presenter) is 43

Greg Norman (Golfer) is 69

Richard Corrigan (Chef) is 60

Saint For Today

Today is the feast day of Saint Scholastica who was the twin sister of Saint Benedict the founder of monasticism

Significance Of Today

The state funeral Mass of the former Taoiseach of Ireland John Bruton takes place this morning in Dunboyne, Co.Meath

Interesting Quote For Today

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

Did You Know

Did you know that Spring is often associated with the start of the pollen season. However, some pollen types can release as early as January.

Video for the Week 🎥

This is the new video called ‘A short meditation for healing’

Thought For The Week

Tomorrow February 11th  we mark World Day of the Sick.

It is an important day of healing and prayers for healing will be said in every church this weekend. We all know someone who is sick or in need of healing. If we are honest we also need some healing in our lives. We also remember all our doctors, nurses and caring teams who are doing wonderful work in our hospitals, nursing homes and out and about in our community. We are so grateful for everything they are doing and we would be totally lost without them.

The following is a prayer for healing:

I come to you Jesus as I am and with all that is going on for me. I come with my own story, with my worries and the parts of my life that need healing. I ask you Lord to bless me and to heal me. Give me a sense of hope and purpose. Give me a sense of your love, peace and calm. May I find your light, hope and courage even when I struggle to find it. May your Divine presence within me give me comfort in my weakness and give me strength in my sickness. We pray for our doctors, nurses and all our caring teams May they be blessed for their amazing courage, dedication and patience. And to finish with the Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Amen

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday