Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
|Transformative salad is delicious, healthy and filling|
|Ana with her 2 sons|
Ana and I had a wonderful visit. We caught up on the happenings in our lives.
|Oksana Rohovska- a Ukrainian artist living in Portlaoise since the invasion of her country in February 2022 decorated the Church in honor of Mary for the feast of the Assumption.|
Quote from Catholic Women Preach:
Sister Chioma Ahanihu
Monday, August 14, 2023
Today John and Clare with baby Logan joined me for breakfast at Bay Tree. We had a wonderful visit- sharing many happy memories together! John and I are both stage 4 cancer survivors. Clare is a supporter of the ordination of women in the Church.
|With Cousins: John, Clare and Logan|
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Ireland- Day 8- August 13, 2023, Part 2- Visit with Elaine and John Duff with their children Keeva and Cian
|John, Cian, Keeva, Elaine|
|With Cousin John|
Video with Keeva serving Mass today! What a blessing this day of being with family has been!😇
With my cousins Noreen and Ger today on fabulous drive to Ballyroan, Aughmacart, Coolkerry and Rathdowney area in County Laois. Every time our family returned to Ireland on holidays we visited the cemeteries where my Grandparents were buried. shared stories and precious memories about their lives and the legacy they left us. We’d pray at each gravesite and connect with them in this “thin place where earth and heaven embrace in the love we shared and continue to experience in their presence always with us.
|The Cribben, Ballyroan Meehan ancestral cottage|
|View from cottage in Ballyroan|
|With Ger - enjoying my favorite soft ice cream|
|Gravesite of Grandparents Jack Meehan and Katie Doyle Meehan and Uncle Paddy Meehan|
|Augnacart where my Grandmother Bridget Neary Beale was buried|
|When we stopped at bridge over Erkina River , the only person I knew from childhood drove up- Paddy Delaney. And the in-laws of Ger and Noreen - Bridget and Eugene.|
It was one of serendipitous- grace-filled surprises we did not plan or even know where each of us would be.
|Eugene and Bridget, Noreen and Ger|
|Noreen and Bridget|
|Coolkerry cottage- my first home|
|Grandfather Pat Beale|
|Grogan Chapel-where my parents were married|
|Gravesite of Martin Meehan, Aunt Peg and Uncle Jack|
|Shrine to Blessed Mother on site of old Chapel|