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October 3, 2019

Noddfa

My eldest son Kieran was a bit mystified when I told him I was going on silent retreat for a week. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “Good…
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September 3, 2019

Newry Girl Turns 90

My mum was one of three ladies reaching the grand age of 90 at the care home in Coventry where she’s lived for the last year, and the home had…
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August 16, 2019

I Still Ain’t Got no Barmouth Blues

There were two impressive cycling achievements at this year’s Barmouth gathering: one of the group travelling there by bike from Liverpool (Paul Devlin: 91 miles); and somebody (me!) making a…
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August 1, 2019

Thoughts from my Cell

I awoke in my cell having had an interesting dream in which I was in a kind of social club with my guitar (the one mentioned in the last blog)…
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July 15, 2019

How to Live Seven years Longer

Research has shown some interesting health benefits enjoyed by people who practice gratitude. (more…)
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June 26, 2019

I Would Walk 500 Miles

I was worried that I was getting a bit fed up of singing ‘500 Miles’ every year in an Alpine cave. (more…)
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June 21, 2019

St John the Baptist celebrations in Irish

The evening of June 23, St John's Eve, is the eve of celebration before the Feast Day of St John the Baptist. The bible states that John was born about…
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June 5, 2019

Everyone’s a Winner?

We are blessed at the Irish Chaplaincy with some wonderful volunteers and it was not easy to have to choose just one of them to nominate for the Irish in…
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May 24, 2019

The Fishermen’s Trail

A highlight of my walking week in Portugal was having a beer with a group of ten Spanish people and singing Irish songs with them on request. (more…)
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May 13, 2019

Jean Vanier RIP

As I was told of the death, at the age of 90, of Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, there immediately came to mind my favourite story connected with the great…
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April 19, 2019

Irish Chaplaincy Newsletter Spring 2019

IC Newsletter Spring 2019  
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April 15, 2019

A Small and Wonderful World

My friend Richard and I first met when we were part of the group of new assistants at L’Arche Kent at the end of the 1980s, a group which included…