Homilies from April 2017

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International Mother Earth Day


The United Nations’ International Mother Earth Day, 22nd April 2017, has the theme Environmental and Climate Literacy. It is being celebrated this year to remind us that the Earth and its ecosystems give us life and sustenance.We are reminded of a collective duty to promote harmony with Nature and the Earth to achieve a just […]



“Wabi Sabi is about the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent & incomplete.”  says Leonard Koren,  American artist and aesthetics expert and writer. “There is beauty in transience, the perishable, the impermanent’’. Already as a child we are taught that a colouring-in  picture is only beautiful if it is coloured within the lines and with the […]



  Last Wednesday was International Women’s Day; a day to remember women’s contribution to the advancement of humanity.  It was declared by the United Nations in 1975. It may surprise some to know that such a day has actually been around for more than 100 years.  The first women’s day was celebrated in the United […]

Times when people paused


  Last year I visited the WWI battlefields in Northern France and also my homeland in Ireland. My story about death is about a young British soldier. 100 years ago the world was in the grip of the first world war enacting the carnage of the Western Front. If Homer, who two and a half […]