Posts Tagged life

Ash Wednesday and Lent are upon us

Thanks be to God for the lengthening days and the nicer weather we have enjoyed this past week! Spring is truly in the air. And with the blooms of daffodils and greener fields and gardens comes the arrival of our season of preparation for Easter. It’s later than usual this year, but today is Ash […]

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Is the Catholic Church getting noisy?

I was very conscious of noise last night as I tried to go to sleep. My TV viewing had already been vying with the thump-thump beat from a nearby house party — or maybe a garden party — over the hedge at a neighbour’s house. I’ve no idea what was being celebrated but it was […]

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Suicide begins to find a voice

This weekend, the bishops of Ireland ask us all to join with them and with the church across the UK  in a special prayer. Each year, the bishops dedicate this Sunday as a Day for Life and they propose a different but related them each year. This year the theme for our reflection and our […]

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Manna in bog – reflection on turf-cutting

Chapter 11 My favourite memory By Fr. Tom Hayes One of my treasured memories is from my childhood in Drimoleague. One of the jobs to be done at this time of year was cutting and saving turf for the winter’s fires. A day at the bog brought together a vast array of colour, landscapes, stories […]

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