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'Happy Nollaig na Mban' - Feast of the Epiphany
(Archived on Thursday - January - 06/01/2022 )

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  Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany and brings to a conclusion the celebrations of the twelve days of Christmas.  
 
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. It is also known as Women's Little Christmas and in Ireland is called 'Nollaig na mBan'.

On This Day
On Jan 6th 1987 Astronomers at University of California see the first sight of the birth of a galaxy. It is fitting that this should also happen on the Feast of the Epiphany
On Jan 6th 2021 supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in Washington during a congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's win. It resulted in five deaths and prompted a huge evacuation of staff and lawmakers to safety. The event sent shock waves across the world and received massive media attention.

Birthday's Today
Miriam O'Callaghan (TV presenter with RTE) is 62
Rowan Atkinson (Better known as Mr. Bean in the comedy series) is 67
Al Porter (Comedian) is 29
Nigella Lawson (TV chef) is 62
Paul McShane (Irish Soccer Player) is 36

Interesting Quote for Today
"Wise people still seek him today." ~Author Unknown

Saint For Today: The Epiphany (the visit of the Magi to Jesus and his family)

Significane of today Women's Little Christmas is celebrated

My Latest Video It is called 'The Three Wise Men Teach Us Many Things' https://youtu.be/RwmpodQ9N3g (Just copy and paste Tks!)

 

Thought on Thursday - January - 06/01/2022

The story of the wise men is fascinating. Like a jigsaw we only have a few of the pieces but we can still put together a very interesting picture of their story. The Epiphany is celebrated all over the world and yet their feast day (January 6th) comes at a time when most people are taking down their Christmas decorations! It's fair to say that story of the three wise men gets a bit lost.

Yes we know some bits about their story and there is also so much more we don't know too. This adds to the mystery of the Magi and the reason why of their visit. I admire their sense of adventure, determination, courage, bravery and their willingness to take a risk.

I am fully convinced their story has a message for all of us too especially during these difficult and challenging times that is Covid 19. They remind us that light is always stronger than darkness and to never give up when life gets challenging. They went home by a different route reminding us that it's good to try something different too in life, whatever that may be for us. Happy Nollaig na Mban

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