Nollaig Shona!

A very Merry Christmas from Teach Bhríde! We’ve celebrated in style with five Masses, some peppermint ice cream, gifts, sweet bread made by Emily, and Christmas lunch with Fr. Denis. Many thanks to all the members of the Youth Choir, the Vigil Choir, the Folk Group who sang for Christmas! (Oh, and also Annie, a […]

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 […]


Good Morning! I write this from the dusk of our last Monday here in Clonard, at the beginning of our last week here as a community. Even as we’ve begun the process of saying goodbye to the place that we have known and felt as home for the past year, the embracing of us, both […]


Good Morning! My deepest apologies for the lateness of this post, but I lost track of things in the midst of all the visitors we’ve been having! My girlfriend Kayla has been with us for the past week for her mid-semester break, and Steve and Michele Warner have also joined us from Notre Dame.  So […]


The title of this post comes from one of the Superbowl commentators who took us through the game last night (okay, maybe he took some of us only through the first quarter…kickoff wasn’t until 11:30 PM). Overseas channels showing American football tend to get some second-string guys giving the play-by-plays, much to our endless (and […]

Happy New Year! Or: Who says you can’t go home?

Good Morning! A very blessed and happy New Year to you all! Continuing the theme of blogging-from-exotic-places (here’s looking at you, Dan), this blog post is brought to you from the comfy confines of the Dublin airport. I’ve just gotten back from a week in the States, which felt like being home… up until I […]

Last Post of 2011

Happy almost New Year from Barcelona! I’m gonna snag a few minutes of our post-holiday break to say hello on the hostel’s Wi-Fi, minutes after using it to see that Jess has updated her Facebook status from her Italian pilgrimage adventures with Molly. We had a delightful holiday season in Wexford. Molly took to answering […]