Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
What is it about Ash Wednesday? People flock to the church in huge numbers on this day every year to mark the beginning of Lent. Maybe it has more to do with marking themselves - with the ashes. Symbols still speak volumes.
Maybe it has to do with the honesty of the day. "Remember that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return". Can't get more honest than that. You certainly won't get that message from our media which is obsessed with celebrity and beauty. All passing.
Our local church was packed for 10am Mass and later, when I went to the University Chapel at UCD, the story was the same. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated the 1.05pm Mass.
Distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday - just one of the jobs of a Presentation Brother!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Being a Brother is an extraordinary vocation but it's important to remember that it is always lived in the midst of very ordinary, daily challenges!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
St Bernadette, pray for us!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
With Br Martin, our Congregation Leader, at Mount St Joseph in Cork
He is elected by the Brothers at a General Chapter which takes place every six years. Our next Chapter is in the summer of 2011. A Chapter is a gathering of the Brothers and lay colleagues from all over the world. It's serious business. The plans for the coming six years are prayed about and decided on during the Chapter.