Blog 26 imageby Dympna O’Daly SSL

April 10, 2024

It is the Easter vigil our local church. As the ceremony begins, there is almost total darkness outside, apart from the lively flames of a small fire created by our Parish Sacristan. Inside the church is total darkness.

Blog 25 Image by Michelle Ankrah SSL

February 14, 2024

I am a photographer; I love to create memories with a click from the shutter of my camera. Photos are tangible and they leave everyone with memories of an event or occasion whether sad or joyful. Photos remind us and communicate with us. They tell a story; they are poems without words. When I take photos, I take them from all angles and all views so that the story will fall in line.

Blog Image Marion Reynoldsby Marion Reynolds SSL

December 20, 2023

I often use my small globe as a symbol during prayer. It helps me to focus on our beloved world with its diversity and terrible suffering. Yesterday I experienced the ‘globe’ in a human way. I attended a Christmas party for about 80 people who have travelled from many countries to live in Ireland.

Blog 24 Imageby Úna Agnew SSL

December 13, 2023

Kavanagh’s poems suggest a man fascinated by God. He found God in the fields, in the hedgerows, “in the swamps and marshes…”, in short: “in the bits and pieces of every day.” Few writers, secular or sacred, have more persistently engaged in figuring God out. He had learned his Reilly Catechism at school, and over a lifetime, had mulled continually over its meaning. The mysteries of the Catholic faith and the unfolding liturgical seasons are liberally interwoven throughout his writing. References to the Holy Ghost and to Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter abound. 

Blog 23 Image Vera McGrath Dec 6by Vera McGrath SSL

December 6, 2023

My name was Nimbo, the other clouds called me Nim because I was always thinking of ways to be different – different from my friends and neighbours, who often overlapped and blotted out the sunrise.

Blog 22 Image Enda Enda McMullan Nov 29by Enda McMullan SSL

November 29, 2023

The water is calm and glistening with the rhythmic sounds of the tiny, nondescript breakers happening well out from the shore. I’m enjoying this scene of seagulls as they mew and caw call and interact harmoniously with one another.