We’re here!

We’re here! “But wait,” you’re thinking, “haven’t you been there for a while now?” You’re right: we’ve been living and working and becoming part of the Clonard Parish community for about 7 weeks. We’ve been sent off in liturgical style from the University of Notre Dame, and welcomed with endless hospitality on this side of […]

The Best Laid Plans

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but people here in Ireland like to talk about the weather. I have found myself absorbing more and more of this part of the culture, so I would like to tell you all: it is raining here today! This must mean that all the American visitors from the Dublin […]

The Last Shall Be First

Well, here it is, folks, the last regular Friday blog post until next fall. We have been saying goodbye and celebrating “last hurrahs” with friends all week – in fact, we’ve been doing little else! Everyone has asked, “Did the year go quickly?” I think, as often happens, the days sometimes went slowly, but the […]

They link us, they really link us!

As you can tell from Jessica’s post on Monday, we had a wonderfully busy weekend with the Notre Dame Folk Choir. What a joy it was to be able to host so many of our friends in our Wexford home! I have to admit, it was a little surreal to see them walking down the […]

Late Mid-May??

Yet again, we have found ourselves in the middle of a month, with no idea how the time went so quickly. We have just finished a busy week at Clonard, and are heading into another! This week we have tirelessly advertised the Notre Dame Folk Choir’s imminent visit with newspaper articles, radio programmes (May 20, […]

Witnessing the Holy Spirit

Well, the days have finally arrived. After months of preparation with parent volunteers in the You Shall Be My Witnesses program, and after several retreats at Ballyvaloo, we were privileged to participate in two Confirmation Masses in Clonard these past two days. It seems that we have been thinking about Confirmation nearly continuously since before […]

We’ve Hit the Ground Running

As Jess mentioned on Monday, we have had a busy week! On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we awoke to the bright spring sunshine and headed out to Ballyvaloo with our friend Ann to lead some Confirmation retreats. The days with the Kennedy Park and Scoil Mhuire 6th classes went very well. One of my favorite […]