A Thousand Thanks

  Dear friends, With the closing of the month of June comes the final blog post for House of Brigid Season 7! Our year-long ministries completed, we have shared teary farewells and fun last nights out on the town with great friends and colleagues in both Wexford and Dublin. I departed Wexford feeling at once both […]

Easter in Éire

Hello from Wexford! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Lent felt quite long this year, but Holy Week at Clonard passed by in a flash! Brendan and Jena’s families came to visit, and we each spent the week after Easter in different ways; relaxing, recharging, traveling, and I’ve spent a lot of time […]

Remember November…

Hello from a very rainy Wexford! Our visitors may have all returned home to the States and the curtain may have fallen on the Wexford Opera Festival for the year, but Teach Bhride Wexford continues to run full-steam ahead at Clonard! The last week in particular has been full of beautiful liturgies, fun school visits, […]

Regina caeli laetare!

(Brendan’s first post!!) Greetings from Hibernia! Our time here at Clonard Parish continues to be filled with activity and excitement! Since our last blog entry we have had our first rehearsal with the Vigil Choir, which was an enormous success under the worthy baton of Maestra Laura Taylor. The choir has exceeded expectations in their […]

Of Birthdays and buses

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “We are!!” Hey, all – Jena here, from across the pond! The Wexford team has been keeping nicely busy over the past week. Last weekend, we played our very first masses together at Clonard, hosted the Vigil Choir at our home, and celebrated Laura’s 25th birthday. Laura’s birthday was full of fun […]

One Month More

Hello, everyone! At this point, we have just one month to go before the end of our service year and our return to the States. When the four of us arrived in Wexford way back in late August 2014, we understood that, following Easter, “The School Sacraments” would be the final push—that Confirmations and First […]

The Big Reveal: Teach Bhríde VII!

Hello everyone, In my last blog post, I wrote about traveling back to the University of Notre Dame with Fr. James and Sr. Mary from Clonard, and Fr. Gerry from Harold’s Cross parish in Dublin to interview some amazing applicants for Teach Bhríde Season VII. We had such a wonderful time getting to know each of them, and […]