Befriending the Darkness – Winter Solstice Ritual

A Winter Solstice ritual to be held in Emmaus on Saturday, December 16th. This ritual is part of the Rhythm of the Seasons and follows on the Equinox celebration in September. The title  ‘Befriending the Darkness’ invites us to explore the power and potential of the darkness in our winter season. It is Advent time […]
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Thought for the Day

“A prayer that does not lead to a practical action for your brother – the poor, the sick, those in need of help, a brother in difficulty – is a sterile and incomplete prayer.”
– Pope Francis

Timirí Annual Gathering 2017

We come to share our stories and find LIFE.

Thought for the Day

“We are all trapped in our own way of thinking, in our own way of relating to people…….”

Thought for the Day

“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”
– Madeline L’Engle

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“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan

Thought for the Day

“You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. That’s how prayer works.” – Pope Francis

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When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence. –Minor White (in John Upton: A Life in Photography)

Thought for the Day

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
– Erich Fromm

Thought for the Day

“If you break open a seed, there is no tree inside, there is only spirit; living energy in the form of potential.” – Don Mateo Sol

Thought for the Day

“The moment comes in a flower’s life when staying trapped as a bud is too painful and surrendering to death is a relief. It is by dying to what they were that they are reborn, that they blossom.”
– Mateo Sol

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“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is good work today.”
– Elbert Hubbard

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“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
John W. Gardner

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Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Khalil Gibran

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“Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words:
– Polish Proverb

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“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
– Pema Chodron

Thought for the Day

“Talk to yourself at least once in a day. Otherwise you may miss a meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this world.”
– Swami Vivekananda

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“All progress occurs because people dare to be different.”
– Harry Milner

Thought for the Day

“In every community there is work to be done, In every nation there are wounds to heal, In every heart is the power to do it.”
– Marianne Williamson

Voices that Challenge

The theme for this year’s National Religious Education Congress is “Voices the Challenge”. We live in a society that is increasingly pluralistic and diverse. It is diverse in its social values, religious beliefs, political affiliations and cultural ethnicity. It is in this context that there is, in Ireland today, a robust debate about the nature […]
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Thought for the Day

“There are no perfect institutions and no perfect people. There is only the struggle to be whole.”
– Richard Rohr

Thought for the Day

“We are reborn each day, into a new time with a new opportunity to respond to yesterday’s difficulties.”
– Sr. Stan

Thought for the Day

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox

  Command the last fruits to be full; Give them just two more southern days, Urge them on to completion and chase The last sweetness into heavy wine. (Rainer Maria Rilke)   You are invited to join us at the time of Autumn Equinox to explore and reflect on the rhythms of nature, the wonder […]
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Timirí Family Day Video

Timirí Family Day 2017

We held our 3rd Annual Family Day in the Edmund Rice Centre, Westcourt, Kilkenny on Saturday, 20th May. Again this year Blessed Edmund granted us a dry day in a week of heavy showers. Over 40 members and friends of Timirí Éamainn Rís gathered for this special day.   The theme this year was “Welcoming […]
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Edmund Rice Walk 2017

The second Edmund Rice Walk organised by the Christian Brothers Vocations Group took place in Waterford on Saturday, 13th May. The group that gathered in Mount Sion was smaller than last year but that didn’t impinge on the enjoyment of the day. There was a large contingent from O’ Connell Schools led by Br. Pat […]
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Edmund Rice Family Day 2017

Timirí Éamainn Rís will hold its 3rd annual Family Day in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday, 20th May from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. The theme of this year’s event is “Welcoming the Stranger”. The liturgy of the day will be based around the verse from scripture:  “For when I was hungry you gave me […]
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Edmund Rice Walk 2017

The annual Edmund Rice Walk, organised by the Christian Brothers’ Vocations Group, will be held on Saturday, 13th May. This year the theme is “Walking with Edmund” and part of the walk will be around the city of Waterford visiting some of the sites associated with Edmund Rice. The other part of the walk will […]
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Thought for the Day

“No man heals himself by wounding another.”
– St. Ambrose

Drawing from our own wells – Day of Reflection

We are at the springtime of the year when nature beckons us to notice the wonder of new life as the daffodils brighten our days and signal that winter is receding. The approach of Lent reminds us to do some spiritual ‘spring cleaning’ so to speak!   The Christian Brothers Province Spirituality Group, in reflecting […]
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Campaign to end Homelessness

Students from Edmund Rice Schools in Midleton, Carrigaline, and Tramore make national newspaper headlines with their Advocacy Campaign on homelessness. Please spread this good news story. Read it here:  

150 years of Edmund Rice Education in Belfast

ERST Northern Ireland is celebrating 150 years of Christian Brother / Edmund Rice education in Belfast -“12th November 1866 to Saturday, 12th November 2016”.

No thanks

On Saturday morning I carried out a sort of ritual self-emptying. Mobile phone, credit card, car keys, cash (apart from a single Euro coin for the locker and a €20 note), glasses case, watch and pen were all piled on the bed before I left for the twenty-five minute walk to Wheatfield prison. This self-emptying […]
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Edmund Rice Walk – Journeying Together for Mission

The Edmund Rice Walk from Kilmacthomas to Clonea was held on a beautiful, sunny 28th May. This was one of a number of events organised this year by the Christian Brothers (Europe ) Vocations Group. The theme for the day was “Journeying Together for Mission” and the walk was in solidarity with refugees and migrants. It was […]
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Timirí Family Day – The Feminine in Edmund’s Life

What a wonderful afternoon of reflection, prayer and song as we pondered the women who supported, influenced and inspired Edmund in his life and mission. We gathered in the birthplace of Edmund at Westcourt, Callan in glorious sunshine while the rest of the country experienced  thunder and torrential rain and many other events had to be […]
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Timirí Gathering – God’s Mercy, Compassion and Healing

“The Lord never gets tired of forgiving. We are the ones who get tired of asking him for forgiveness”. – Pope Francis
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Blessed Edmund Rice – His Life and Times

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