Words later ….

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!

Fr Alec Reid, R.I.P

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.

Amen.

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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.