Thursday, May 29, 2014

Prayers under pressure

Exam season is about to start, and in some instances is well underway. It can be a pretty stressful time and many people feel nervous and anxious as they approach their exams.

Here is a prayer I came across that I think will help you to feel some of the calm and peace of the Lord...

Undertaking Exams

Loving God
be with me now,
as I prepare for my exams.
Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have
given me and for the opportunity of education.
Calm my nerves and anxiety, help me
to remember all that I have studied,
to express it clearly and to answer the questions
the very best that I can.
Holy Spirit, sit with me in my exam
- and always.
In Jesus' name

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Soul Food - this Friday!

Discerning a religious vocation should not be a journey on your own. Last month I started our 'Soul Food' vocation discernment evenings in Dublin. The idea is that men who are interested in a religious vocation gather together for prayer and discussion. We start our meetings with pizza and then we read an article on discernment. After that we discuss the issues raised in the article and I try my best to answer any questions the guys might have. Then we pray the Night Prayer of the Church.
Our next 'Soul Food' vocation discernment evening is on this Friday (23rd May 2014) at 6.30pm at Presentation Brothers, Glasthule in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
If you're interested in coming, just shoot me an e-mail at