This beautiful butterfly caught my eye at Lourdes in the south of France

On This Day 

On May 15th 1993 Niamh Kavanagh from Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “In Your Eyes” and it famously took place in Millstreet, Co.Cork

On May 15 2010 Jessica Watson from Australia at the age of 16 became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world

On May 15th 2022 Finland’s government says it intends to apply to join NATO, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ending decades of neutrality

Birthday’s Today🎂

Orla Guerin (BBC Journalist) is 58

Zara Phillips (Royal family member and famous equestrian rider) is 43

Significance Of Today

Today is International Family Day. We are all part of a family. Even though families may be complex and diverse, they are still vitally important. Whether a family is defined as a group of people that a person is born into or is something acquired along the way, International Family Day is here to recognise the importance of our own family and the difference families make to society and our world. Take away family and everything crumbles away.

Interesting Quote for Today

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” ~Warren Buffett

Saint For Today

Saints Isidore and Maria

Did You Know😇

Did you know that Australia is wider than the moon. Australia is already known for its vast landscapes and unique wildlife, but it is also wider than the moon!

My Latest Video🎥

I have just shared my new video and it is called ‘Spiritually turning to light, hope and blessings – with the help of the dandelion flower’


Thought for Week

On Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. But there is one potential problem with the Feast Day of the Ascension. It gives the impression that Jesus like a rocket took off to some far place, with no meaningful connection with any of us.

I prefer to think of the Ascension as Jesus now all around us and near us and with us. The notion of ‘ascending to heaven’ gives the wrong impression that he is gone and gone for good!!

So what does the Ascension mean for you and me? It means that the presence of Jesus is no longer limited to a small group in one place at a particular time. The Ascension means the presence of Jesus is now everywhere and all around us and especially in us.

And finally to say that The Ascension invites us to celebrate God’s beautiful presence in you and in everything good we do each day. It celebrates God’s presence in the very ordinary moments of our lives. God is not distant or far away. God is closer than we can possibly imagine!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday