Autumn of our Lives
A brief moment of beauty, fulfilment and acceptance;
a time when effort and work are reduced, mulled over
and remembered with gladness and joy.
Autumn, the autumn of our years, comes slowly, calmly
and acceptance reduces the hurt.
Gradually the winds and chill of life weaken us
and reduce the strength of limb
but not of mind or spirit.
The spirit remembers the springtime of energy,
of new ideas and of inspiration.
The spirit remembers the earlier years,
the years of creativity and enthusiasm
and the spirit holds those years.
They are not lost.
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally sought-after speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement.
He will speaking in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin D09R232 on Wednesday, 31 July from 7pm to 9pm. At this time when there is a growing awareness of the effects of climate change we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Drew’s insights. Places are limited so reservation is advised. The cost of €10 is payable at the venue.
For full details contact Vivek da Silva at email@example.com
May is the month in which we celebrate, in a special way, the life, work, spirit and charism of Blessed Edmund Rice. To mark this Timirí will hold an event in the birthplace of Blessed Edmund Rice in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday, 18th May from 2pm to 5pm.
The theme for the afternoon is “Edmund Rice Alive today” and will explore how the spirit of Edmund continues to inspire the work of so many who deal with such issues as homelessness, addiction, refugees and immigrants, advocacy for the marginalised and vulnerable, and who empower young people through alternative education opportunities.
Tomorrow, 5th May, marks the feast day of Blessed Edmund Rice. This will be marked by the Edmund Rice communities, schools and groups in Ireland and around the world.
As usual, the Cork Life Centre, has a very full, diverse and stimulating programme of events to mark the occasion. Edmund Rice Week will be celebrated by the Cork Life Centre from the 7th – 10th May.
Click here to download the full brochure of events: Edmund Rice Week 2019 Brochure
During the month of November we remember our loved ones who have passed from this life. Each of us has very personal memories of our loved ones and we remember them in our own way. We visit their graves and bring flowers. We mark their anniversaries with memorial Masses, dinners or celebrations.