5 October 2017 The morning of the great repacking! Pretty sure everyone was up early trying to fit their luggage in or redistributing weight! Although there is one more stop on the itinerary today and a farewell liturgy, I had to say my goodbyes this morning as I booked the only flight out of Dublin … Continue reading May the road rise up to meet you..
Thank you Michael for your priestly presence, your deep appreciation of God's earth and all her creatures and for your poetry today, the penultimate day of our KM pilgrimage. It has been a rich and inspiring day personally as we have followed the journey of St Kevin and deepened our understanding of the contemplative spirit … Continue reading St Kevin at Glendalough and Fr Michael Rodgers
"You have come home" was the welcome we received from the Brigidine Sisters and Cairde Bhride (friends of Brigid) upon arrival at Solas Bhride. Through the opening chant we were invited to 'open our hearts' as we walked in the footsteps of St Brigid who founded a double monastery for women and men in Kildare … Continue reading You have come home
Our final day in Tullow began with prayer led by Kristin and Kellie. The theme of the day was "Drawing the threads together", so we had three ribbons and candles signifying the three foci of our pilgrimage in the three Kildare Ministries colours of gold, orange and green: pre-Christian triple spiral of Newgrange, Brigid's cross … Continue reading Final day in Tullow (by Bernadette Keating)
Saturday night the group had a singalong arranged by Andrew Hendricks-Beiers who was accompanied by a visiting former Christian brother Tony O'Dwyer. We sang, directed by the leadership of Andrew on guitar, Tony on tin whistle and Carmel on spoons and drums with the rest of us on Red wine. Rousing renditions of popular … Continue reading Celtic Celebration