Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace, particularly during this time of crisis.   I just want to remind you that holiness can be found in the messiness of life and even in the COVID 19 virus.   We need not use words to bring God to people.  Aren’t the nurses, doctors, carers, those reaching out to others in whatever limited way they can, aren’t they showing the face of Jesus to Ireland and to the world today???   Aren’t they bringing God to people? Aren’t they helping people carry their CROSS?

There is a saying attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, whether or not he used these words it doesn’t really matter, it’s very relevant for all of us today:  “Preach the Gospel and if necessary use words.”

May the Lord keep you safe and well.

Many blessings,