Monthly Archives: October 2007

Feast Day of St. Foillan ~ 31st October

Today is the feast day of irish missionary St. Foillan. His two brothers, featured in the image above have also been declared saints. Together they established a monastery in Burgh Castle and did much missionary work in England until they … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

As if to confirm my own recent observations about the state of the NHS, another survey  concludes that patients are more greatly at risk at night, between the hours of 10pm and 6am. 140,000 incidents have been recorded in one … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez – Jesuit Saint – 30th Oct

The Priest and author Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote the following poem in honour of St. Alphonsus’ holy life ~ Honour is flashed off exploit, so we say; And those strokes once that gashed flesh or galled shield Should tongue … Continue reading

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Are tat’s all that?

I was reading something over at Lorna’s place that had me nodding my head in agreement. Now Lorna and I are poles apart on many things pertaining to faith issues, so it’s nice when we can agree, on anything really. … Continue reading

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Make-up Mouse

  A friend emailed me this image and I thought it was hilarious! Though I’m not altogether sure if I wouldn’t prefer a mouse with a secret compartment for chocolate covered cherries …. What would you hide in your mouse?

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ST. NARCISSUS – OCTOBER 29th

“Narcissus lived in the second and early part of the third centuries. He was an old man when he was made bishop of Jerusalem. Narcissus was an excellent bishop. Everyone admired his virtues-everyone except people who chose to live evil … Continue reading

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Nurses to be given authority not to resuscitate patients

“Experienced nurses should have the authority to decide if patients should be resuscitated, according to new guidelines to health professionals.” From personal experience and from the experiences of some of my friends and loved ones who have been hospitalised, I … Continue reading

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