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'Shooting Star'
(Archived on Thursday - May - 06/05/2021 )

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Many countries including Ireland were lit up by shooting stars last night as the Earth passes through dust left behind by Halley's Comet. Up to 20-50 meteors per hour were visible under clear skies.

On This Day
On May 6th 1840 the world's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in England
On May 6th 2001 during a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque

Birthdays Today May 6th
George Clooney (actor) is 60 today
Tony Blair (former British Prime Minister) is 68
Graeme Souness (former footballer and TV sports commentator is 68
Sean Cronin (Irish rugby player) is 35

Saint For Today
Today May 6th is the Feast Day of Saint Dominic Savio. He is the patron saint of the falsely accused and juvenile delinquents


Thought on Thursday - May - 06/05/2021

Thought For The Week

We need to be aware that drifting off course is almost a certainty. As in sailing, the wind - its direction, force and velocity can easily knock us off course. Our job as followers of Christ is to fight to stay on course' ~Martin Tierney

The phrase 'drift away' is a nautical one and describes how a boat or ship can drift off course. Even the most experienced sailor is constantly working to counter drifting away. The same is also true of our own lives. There are many things that happen each day that can throw us off course and allow us to drift.

Sometimes we might not even be aware we are drifting. It is good to check in with ourselves once in a while. The lockdowns have impacted on all of us. As we slowly emerge from the latest lockdown, we look forward to returning to more normal routines. Things we completely took for granted before will be appreciated even more now.

But this is also an ideal time to make some changes. Why should we return to stuff that we know is no longer live giving for us. Only we ourselves know what this might be. This means we are no longer drifting. We are now doing things that are good and life giving for us.

This has spiritual implications too. Any time set aside for quiet time, reflection or prayer is one way of stopping the drift. It is a good place to be. A simple prayer could be: "Lord, I feel I am drifting in life. Please help me back on track again".

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