Fr. Paddy’s Blog

Wisdom of Life
September 23, 2021

George Carlin at age 102, offered the following  wisdom that is deeply relevant for us all. If you don’t read this to the very end, you have lost a day...

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Harvest Thanksgiving….. A Time for Justice
September 17, 2021

Perhaps this harvest time is an opportunity for us all, to acknowledge the fruits that we all have in the depth of our being. Fruits that take a lot of...

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Don’t Quit
September 9, 2021

There was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd gathered around...

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The Centenary of the Legion of Mary
September 9, 2021

One hundred years ago, on the 7th of September 1921, at a meeting in Myra House, Francis Street in Dublin, Frank Duff founded the Legion of Mary.  Frank Duff guided...

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Take A Deep Breath
August 27, 2021

The person who has probably done most in the Christian world to promote the idea of concentrating on our breathing as a form of prayer is the Indian Jesuit Tony...

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Minding Our Mental Health
August 20, 2021

Recent research shows that levels of mental illness, anxiety, and depression are at an all-time high, especially among younger people. I recently came across these Ten Tips for keeping balance...

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Olympic Inspiration
August 13, 2021

Wilma Rudolph is the absolute proof that nothing is impossible. Born prematurely, in a family of 21 children, with little to no resources to sustain a professional sports career, Wilma...

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The Giver Is Bigger Than The Receiver
August 6, 2021

I love this story from Katharine Hepburn’s childhood; it is beautiful, in her own words.... “Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to...

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Harvest…. A Time to Give Thanks
July 30, 2021

Time seems to be flying by. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived so quickly!! I pray that this wonderful Season of hope, will be filled with health and...

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Grandparents-A Real Blessing
July 23, 2021

This week, in a special way we are invited to reflect on the role of grandparents. Family is all about ‘connection’, and grandparents are vital links in the chain. As...

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Sadness and anger at death of Fr. Stan Swamy SJ
July 16, 2021

News of the death in prison of Fr Stan Swamy SJ, an Indian human rights activist, has occasioned great sadness and not a little anger, among his friends and fellow-Jesuits...

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Gathering Around The Table
July 9, 2021

I was really disappointed for so many children and families who again were prohibited from celebrating baptisms, communions and confirmations. Our churches continue to be greatly restricted and in limited...

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