I took this photo yesterday at Rennies Primary School, in Tracton Parish, Co.Cork. It is a section of their floral garden as you enter the school and these particular flowers are called ‘Gazanias’. They are also known as treasure flowers for their jewel bright blooms and are fantastic for bringing colour to patios and sunny borders. These flowers love sunshine and if they don’t get enough of it, will close up.

On This Day

On June 11th 1993 the film “Jurassic Park”, directed by Steven Spielberg was launched creating box office records all over the world.

Birthdays Today

Jackie Steward (3 times Formula One Driver Champion) is 85

Adam Weafer (Actor) is 34

Did You Know Fact

Did you know that the human eye is comprised of about 2 million working parts

Saint For Today

Today June 11th is the feast day of Saint Barnabas He was an apostle and missionary and one of the early followers of Jesus.

Prayer Intention

We continue to pray for all those doing the Junior and Leaving Cert Exams today

Thought For The Week

“June is the pearl of summer, shining with warmth and joy.” ~L.M Montgomery

June is such a lovely month. It brings with it its own unique timetable such as the June Bank Holiday weekend, the start of the Junior and Leaving Cert exams, the Primary School day trips before the summer holidays, the summer solstice on June 21st, with an abundance of growth and daylight during this month.

When the weather is sunny and warm, it makes the month of June such a lovely time of year. After many months of rain and poor weather, these are lovely days to get outdoors, to appreciate the beauty of nature all around us and to do some activities that we will enjoy. All of this is so good for the soul. It is part of self care. It is stepping back from the hectic pace of life, to recharge and rest. June is a month of abundance when it comes to nature. May you also receive an abundance of blessings too. Here is a prayer that is appropriate for this month of June.

A Prayer from the book ‘Praying Each Day Of The Year’

Loving God, open us to your Spirit living within us, that we may live fully each day of our lives, particularly during this month of June. Touch us that we may become more aware of all that is around us, growing in a sense of wonder and awe. Help us to appreciate all that we see, hear, touch, taste and smell. May we live in such a way, that we never take anything for granted. May we always be appreciative and express our thanks to those who are part of our lives. Amen

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