May 20, 2014

Sometimes You Just Need the Music

I don't think I can say more than that because the music says it all. In case you need the music today, try this:

May 16, 2014

Happy St. Brendan's Day!

St. Brendan is one of my favorites. While most of the Celtic saints experienced some kind of journey, none can compare to Brendan's. He set out in a rudder-less boat in the wild North Atlantic to find a special island. With 12 followers, he found many miraculous islands. The story resonated so much with so many people for a thousand years, becoming a medieval best seller!

I've blogged many times about this Irish saint, one of the monastic fathers. Visiting Clonfert, which he founded and where he is supposedly buried, was one of the highlights of my trip last year. You can read about it here.

It's a beautiful place, unassuming and peaceful. But Brendan's adventure was not so serene. The story is here.

So here's to the memory of this ancient Irish saint. May his journey speak to us about ours.