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A Thanksgiving to Treasure!

Greetings from Wexford! To update everyone on Teach Bhride Wexford, the four of us have been working diligently and productively in the many ministries and special events taking place in the Clonard community, and to start, I’ll just give a few words on some of them in particular: The Remembrance Service: One thing I’ve noticed, […]

To Reach Higher Peaks

  For the LORD is the great God, the great king over all gods, whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains. Psalm 95 A little while ago Kelly, Caitlin and I prayed together using a standard sheet of white paper and a set of multicolored pens. Kelly’s […]

Called By Name

For those of you who don’t know, my last name sounds like, and is spelled like, the colorful word that is thrown around by the Irish when someone is being annoying, but has not warranted a full-on expletive. This fact has led to many, many conversations about my last name, especially among the Tea Ladies. […]

Committing to Vulnerability

One of the best parts of working at the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason is the variability of the work we do. Not only are we developing projects, singing in two ensembles, and event planning, but we also have many opportunities to travel in our work. Since arriving in August, we have gone […]

A Daring God

It’s a dirty trick: the Church’s putting the Magnificat at evening prayer. It’s an examination of conscience thinly disguised as praise. An examination of conscience that is more a birthing of God in the soul, a raising of the soul to the perception of the divine around me. It’s a dirty trick because the evening […]

Finding God in Dehydration

“Finding God in Dehydration” is, admittedly, an extremely cliché title and the rest of the post, you’ll find, follows suit. The thing is, that’s what my life has felt like for the past few weeks. Coming to Wexford for House of Brigid, I thought I knew fairly well what I was getting myself into because […]

The Little Things that Last

Greetings from Wexford, Ireland! The ninth year of House of Brigid is officially in motion, and what an excellent year it will be! Over the course of the past couple weeks, the seven of us have prepared for and started settling in our respective homes in Dublin and Wexford. During our orientation, we were guided […]

Slán Go Fóill!

It’s Biz here with one last post from House of Brigid Dublin this year! Emma and Geoff have both left the house and so it’s me going solo for the next few weeks in Harolds Cross. The past few weeks have been filled with teary goodbyes to them and to our lovely little home and […]