Fare Thee Well

(From 2 July 2013) We have spent the entire week saying goodbye. Saturday evening, we celebrated a beautiful and emotional Mass: it was Fr. Martin Doyle’s last Mass as curate of Clonard Parish. He has served here for 14 years, and is taking a sabbatical to study in California before his next assignment. I can […]

Ministry of Presence

Last week, I went with Sr. Alma to lead teacher in-services on Meditation with Children at two different primary schools in Co. Wexford. During these in-services, we explain what Christian Meditation is (in both the John Main and Thomas Keating traditions), talk about its benefits and fruits, lead a couple of short meditations, and give […]

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 […]

Happy Easter!

And, more appropriately for today – Happy Dyngus Day! I trust that this finds you all still basking in the glory of Easter morning, in the new-found hope we encounter in the empty tomb. The four of us are all in various stages of tiredness here, having participated in and added our voices to liturgies non-stop since […]