All Saints Day and All Souls Day

On these two holy days we remember all our deceased Brigidine Sisters, our deceased family members and all the past pupils, associates and former colleagues who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and who now live in ways they could never have when they lived with us here on earth.

Living still in God, the Source of All Life, may they continue to offer us and our world a clearer clarity of purpose and a deep sense of peace.

In Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue imagined that there exists a great store house of blessing in what he calls “the invisible neighbourhood where the dead dwell.”

He suggests that, “Perhaps one of the surprises of death will be a retrospective view of the lives we lived here and to see how our friends among the dead clothe us in weave after weave of blessing.”

Refer Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue, Transworld Publishers, UK, p221 – 222.