Worlds colliding

We’ve nearly come to the end of a wonderful five days with the Notre Dame Folk Choir. We’ve worked these poor kids pretty hard, but they’ve accepted every event and every last-minute change with great grace. It was great to have a reminder of why it is we do what we’re doing and to remember the experiences of hope and community that made us first feel called to come live and work among this extraordinary place we now get to call home.

I’m afraid that I’m pretty exhausted, and finding words to describe this visit seems a little daunting at the moment, so I’m hoping a few pictures will help:

The choir performs for the students at Scoil Mhuire, and that girl on the left reminds me why I do what I do.
Msgr. Lennon blesses the fire at a Celebration of St. Brigid.

 

Steve and the choir lead a workshop for musicians from all over the Diocese of Ferns.
Choir pilgrims to Our Lady's Island begin their Rosary walk.
The choir poses with our beloved Brigid tapestry.
The choir leads the music for one of Clonard's First Communion Masses.
The choir with Bishop Brennan following the Diocesan service of send-off to the Eucharistic Congress.

For more pictures, see this newly-created album, and enjoy, as we in the house begin to recuperate from a busy and blessed time!