Just did a search for one of my favourite Christmas Carols (if not my FAVOURITE!!), Silent Night. There are countless versions of it available but this one seemed appropriate. We just have the music for now … the words come later. Enjoy and prepare for the hearing of the words – the message!
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This is a beautiful song, based on an all too true story. The date (1915) is a mistake in the recording since it would have been Christmas Day 1914 but that’s by the way ….. God rest all who have lost their lives in the futility of war and God bless all who have allowed themselves be touched by The Christmas Story …
Woke up this morning to discover snow outside (well better than discovering it inside I suppose!!) and it was strange, since last night at a dinner, a number of us discussed Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and wondered if it is still the best selling single of all time (bit of…
Dolores Keane sings “Lion in a cage” – a tribute to Nelson Mandela who died on December 5th, 2013 Some gathered quotes from Mandela are gathered here Mandela remembered ….
Fr Alec Reid, C.Ss.R. R.I.P
PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
RTE’s “Would you believe” programme ran a feature on Fr Alec last year. The piece above is taken from that and the show, in its entirety, may be viewed below.
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Another year over ….. Wasn’t it John Healy who wrote about the tragedy of rural decline in a book entitled “No One Shouted Stop”? “STOP”! If today is asking us to do anything it’s to stop and look again at the man on the Cross and to search for and…