Apogies for the long silence during the past month – not entirely our fault. For most of last week our internet connection failed – some external problem.

Earlier in the month the Lord called home our Sister Mary Louis aged 93, having spend 75 years in our community. Although in failing health in recent years, sister continued to participate, as much as her strenght allowed, in community life. She especially loved to be present at the liturgy and Eucharistic Adoration. She had a great memory and a wonderful sense of humour. She passed away very peacefully, fully conscious to the last moments – May she now enjoy her eternal reward. She had told us that she would not go to heaven to rest but to be an intercessor – so we are keeping her at her word!! We commend her to your prayers.

Today the Lord provided us with a beautiful Spring morning – sunshine, birds singing etc – so we were able to have our Palm Sunday procession out of doors.

As we enter into Holy Week and ponder on our Saviour’s sufferings and more importantly the love with which He suffered such cruel torture and injustice we are united with the whole Church througout the world but in particular we carry in our hearts the pain which we are experiencing in our Irish Church in recent weeks.