Climbing Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, St. Patrick’s Stack, The Reek.  That which we call a mountain by any other name would it hurt my bare feet? This weekend, Sarah and I joined 30 Notre Dame students who are studying abroad all over Europe in a weekend pilgrimage which including the climbing of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain.  It […]

A Taste of Campus on Merrion Square

Last week, the Teach Bhride Dublin crew were able to get their dorm mass on with O’Connell House’s first South Bend visitor, Fr. Paul Kollman of the Center for Social Concerns. Fr. Kollman came to town for a brief visit en route to a conference in Rome, and we quickly put him to work presiding […]

Today I Saw Something Beautiful

This past week, the Teach Bhride team has seen their schedules begin filling up as the first Confirmation meetings took place, the vigil, folk, children’s, and family choirs all had their first masses and weekly rehearsals, we have begun planning and playing music for weekday masses, and we have begun planning for class masses with […]

Let’s Go to Sligo!

Pillows of green as far as the eye can see, sheep happily meandering through the grounds of a manor house, the reflection of a sunset dancing across a glassy lake.  Pop quiz: Are these phrases stolen from a cheesy romance novel or snapshots of our weekend in Sligo?  Answer: Both. Sarah and I joined the […]

Welcome to Dublin

In addition to serving as a homecoming for Joy and the Teach in Wexford, the past two weeks have been a rousing welcome to your new home for Angie and me in the brand-new Teach Bhride Dublin community. While Teach Bhride Dublin and Teach Bhride Wexford still share a mission and purpose in revitalizing our little corners […]

Corpus Christi at Clonard

The next to last Sunday that I spent in Ireland was the Feast of Corpus Christi—the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.There once was a time in Ireland not too long ago when this Feast was everywhere marked by grand, triumphant processions in which priests would carry the Blessed Sacrament in its monstrance […]

Giving Thanks for an Amazing Year

It’s crazy to think that we are now well into June, and it’s hard to believe that this will be my final blog post of the year. As Mary described in her last post, we are now trying to cherish every moment we have with friends and members of the parish community. We’ve shifted into […]

A Journey North and Back Again.

Hello Friends of Teach Bhride! After all the joy and craziness of the Resurrection Play weekend faded into the background, we have been able to slow down our pace of life a bit and catch a breather. We even got to take a bit of a holiday to the Mourne Mountains in the North, hitting a […]