Weekly Reflection

  • Our Trócaire Box: Patricia’s Story 16/03/2019

    This week, Shannon Ryan and Sarah O’ Donovan, Fourth Class pupils in Star of the Sea School, Passage West, share a little of what they have learned about Patricia, one of the children who appears on this year’s Trócaire Box. Patricia is a shy 8 year old girl, who lives with her family in Uganda, East Africa. Ever since her father died in 2011, her family has been slowly pushed off their land by a clan member. Patricia’s Mom, Evelyn, has a right to the land, however her husband’s family is claiming that she does not. When Evelyn tried to fight for the land back, her husband’s family burned...

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  • A Daily Prayer Inspired By St Patrick 16/03/2019

    Many of us are familiar with the most commonly quoted verses of St Patrick’s Breastplate like ‘Christ beside me, Christ before me…….’ May I suggest the following verse as a wonderful morning prayer whereby we entrust each day and all it may bring to God’s care.                                                                 Fr Seán I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me, God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me, God’s eye to look before me, God’s ear to hear me, God’s word to speak for me, God’s hand to guard me, God’s shield to protect me, God’s host to save me From everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and near.

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  • María: The story behind the faces on our 2019 Trocaire Box 09/03/2019

    This year’s Lenten Trocaire Box features three young girls from different parts of the world where Trocaire is working with local communities. Over coming weeks we will share something of their stories. María is nine years old and lives with her family in Guatemala in Central America. A number of years ago a powerful outside interest group were granted permission to evict Maria’s entire village so that it could be developed as a bio-fuel plantation.  The villagers resisted peacefully but were violently driven off their lands by riot police.  Brutalised and filled with fear, local families...

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