Rome to Dublin

Rome was very hot this morning as Jane and I set off for Fiumicino airport.  Brenda kindly drove us, and on reaching the airport announced she was totally stressed having both of us as her passengers!   Fiumicino airport was buzzing with people and the Aer Lingus desk had a long queue.  Eventually we found ourselves…

An Olympic experience

One of the facts that amazed me at the start of the London 2012 Olympics was that with 204 different countries taking part in the Games, the Olympics have more member countries than the United Nations. Up to 70,000 Games Maker volunteers were used and made up part of the largest ever peace time recruitment…

Loreto Mission in Rural Australia

The Loreto Sisters in Australia started a new mission on February 15, 2012.  Anna Gaha and I drove to Dubbo in rural Western NSW to our new home.  It was a new experience for two people who have lived in a big city for most of their lives. In the time since Anna and I have been through some minor…

Rewilding

Our universe and our particular little corners of it count on us to participate in healthy ways. This isn’t going to be a sermon. I want to tell you of a fun way one school in Canada and some community folks found to do just that. Imagine first an area bordering a large lake where…

Rememberance of 9/11

This weekend has been full of memories of those dreadful events ten years ago. In church the reading were on forgiveness and how Jesus asks us to forgive seventy-seven times. Often in the light of evil and deep pain we find it impossible to forgive. I came across a blog of Tom Gibbons, who is…