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'In Full Flow'
(Archived on Monday - May - 10/05/2021 )

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  Photo was taken on Saturday at Macroom Town Park, Co.Cork (Irl)  
The River Sullane flows with energy over the weir in Macroom Town Park after overnight rain

On This Day
On May 10th 1940 Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister
On May 10th 1960 a US submarine 'USS Triton' completes a first submerged circumnavigation of the globe
On May 10th 1994 Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa's 1st black president

Birthday's Today
Bono (U2 singer) is 61
Diarmuid Gavin (Garden Designer) is 57
Ger Canning (RTE Sports Presenter) is 70
Clodagh McKenna (Celebrity Chef) is 46

Saint For Today May 10th is St Comgall (516-602) He is known as the outstanding father of the monks in Ireland. He was founder and first abbot of Bangor Abbey on the south side of Belfast Lough. He was a pupil and close friend of St.Columba who took Irish monasticism to Scotland. There is a monastic rule attributed to him which survives in Irish. The rule can be summed up in three ways: (1) patience (2) humility and (3) the love of the Lord in your heart.


Thought on Monday - May - 10/05/2021

Thought For The Week

'A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.' ~Chinese Proverb

Listening to the birds sing early in the morning is always such a special moment. The dawn chorus is one of the most magical experiences in nature, a multitude of birds of many different species all singing together in harmony as morning breaks and light begins to fill the skies. It is nature's most impressive and special concert available.

While it may sound like beautiful music to our ears, to the birds it is something quite different. It is a way for rival males to establish its territory and attract a mate. So the louder your song and the more time you spend singing it, gives you a much better chance of claiming the best territory.

When I hear the birds sing so beautifully these mornings, I call it 'Morning Prayer'. I usually open the window and let the beautiful sounds drift in. It becomes a prayer moment for me. Just as they are welcoming in the day in great song, I welcome in the day too in my own simple way. Every day is God's precious gift to us. It is a new beginning, a fresh start with lots of opportunities awaiting us. My prayer is one of thanks for this new day and one of blessing, asking God to bless me through this day, whatever comes my way.

So I invite you to tune into the dawn chorus too. Instead of having the radio on loudly, why not turn it off one morning when you wake and just listen, even for a minute. You will be amazed at the sounds you will hear.

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