Uncertain Steps

Greetings from Dublin! You catch us in the midst of a busy and bustling week (though what else in new?) as we throw on our autumnal, earth-toned jumpers and shuffle briskly into another Irish Fall. There has been quite a bit going on in our neck of the woods, including (though not limited to): the respective […]

Let the festivities begin!

It’s that time of a year again, and no I’m not just talking about autumn, but Wexford’s 64th Opera Festival! The First Festival of Music and the Arts took place in October 1951, and since has become a Wexford tradition. Each year actors, singers, and spectators from all over the world come to participate and […]

Forming Routines

Hello from Dublin, and from my first solo blog post! The past several weeks since getting back from Lourdes have been very busy, challenging and lots of fun. We have now experienced a full “normal” workweek in which we have visited schools, played for masses and worked at O’Connell House (among many other things). Getting […]

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 […]

For Every Storm, A Rainbow

True-life story – I’m sitting in the middle of Panera Bread back in my hometown laughing out loud at my three drafts (a.k.a. failed attempts) of a “last blog” I began weeks ago in Ireland.  As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t bring myself to finish it there.  How did my two years of […]

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 […]

Glen of the Two Lakes

One of my favorite pilgrimages we took last year was to Glendalough in County Wicklow.  Going in mid-November, we had the pleasure of seeing a myriad of autumn colors, albeit in very cold conditions.  This year, Sr. Mary and I planned the trip a little earlier in the season so we could hopefully take advantage […]