The Gift of Exhaustion

“Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave, just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 20:26-28 During a routine daily mass sometime last […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

It’s officially the Christmas season here in Dublin and boy, have we been busy! In the past month, House of Brigid Dublin has traveled to Amsterdam, run two or three more catechesis sessions for our First Communion and Confirmation programs, we all have gone on our own respective trips (Emma and her sister to London […]

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 […]

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

As Mary communicated in her last blog, our Thanksgiving celebrations over the past week were amplified by the surprise visit of Steve and Michele Warner to Wexford. We were ecstatic just to be in their presence and enjoy their company, but they were also of immeasurable help as we prepared and hosted a Thanksgiving dinner […]