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I began this blog on July 8th, 2008. Many thanks to all who have called in for a while. I hope the visits have been worthwhile. Thanks to all who have commented and given feedback and the many people I meet who simply say "I keep an eye on your blog". Some tell me they visit every day. Much has happened over those nine years and much has changed. The blog has helped me keep a track of some of that and the chance to share it with you. I am always anxious to improve and re-shape this piece of cyber space. I welcome your help and suggestions. Alongside that, I ask for your prayers and offer you mine. (Vincent June 2017)

Memories and eclipses

Memories and eclipses
I celebrated Mass this morning and remembered my mother, Mary, who died eight years ago today.  She died on the Feastday of Our Lady of...

Glen Campbell R.I.P.

Glen Campbell R.I.P.
A few months ago I posted some video clips from Glen Campbell. I had only heard a few days earlier that he was living with...

Second Names!

Second Names!
Tommy Scott Sherlock Yesterday (July 29th) I was in Cloonloo Church for the baptism of my nephew's son - my first Grand Nephew! - Tommy...

Patience and Vigilance

Patience and Vigilance
“An enemy has done this” (Gospel for 16th Sunday of the Year – Matthew 13:24-33) It’s a strong line, no doubt, and one that might...

Artists for Grenfell

Artists for Grenfell
I just supported this …. not saying that for praise but to encourage others to maybe do the same. I was shown this video yesterday...

A prayer

A prayer
"Come to me all you who labourand are overburdened", says The Lord 1 Lord, I know it was never said that it would be easy but...

Lough Derg Continues

Lough Derg Continues
Still on “The Island”!  Thankfully still enjoying it too.  Met some wonderful people and had the chance to work with some great priests and a...

Words worth hearing

Words worth hearing
Earlier today I received an email from some friends with a link to this video clip.  It’s a speech (with introduction) given at a very...

The [HOLY] Island

The [HOLY] Island
Some time ago Fr Owen McEneaney, the Prior of Lough Derg, asked if I’d consider doing a few days as member of the Pastoral Team....

Talented and funny

Talented and funny
I have been lucky enough to see the show Jersey Boys and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Came across this clip recently of Rob Brydon (who IMO...

His eye is on the sparrow

His eye is on the sparrow
  I heard a song yesterday that I’d never heard before.  That’s not surprising of course but the fact is I have the song on...

Scrabble and a memory

Scrabble and a memory
Marie Sharkey, R.I.P.​On Saturday, June 24th, we celebrated the Funeral Mass of Marie Sharkey, R.I.P., in Urlaur Church.  Marie, close on 97, was the oldest...

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