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29 MARCH 2021, MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK

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In spite of Covid restrictions, preparations take place for the Easter season. Easter eggs and Easter fare sell well in supermarkets and local shops. Advertisements on the media encourage people to buy all the essentials to celebrate the Easter feast. Nobody expected to be in this second season of lockdown. We hoped that Easter of […]


24 MARCH 2021, FIFTH WEEK IN LENT

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Some think, ‘it is just children who break boundaries that their parents/guardians set for them.’ A parent/guardian says, ‘don’t go to such and such a place’ or ‘you must be home at a certain time’ etc and the instruction falls on ears that choose not to hear. This time of pandemic, the authorities restrict play […]


22 MARCH 2021, MONDAY FIFTH WEEK IN LENT

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It is so easy to apportion blame or accusation on a person. This forms the plot in books and films. Sadly, it regularly happens in a person’s life and can have devastating consequences on mental health.  A person blames another in the wrong because perhaps, they are afraid to tell the truth about something. Maybe […]


16 MARCH 2021, TUESDAY FOURTH WEEK IN LENT

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Water is one of life’s necessities. It is a natural gift; sometimes a gift taken for granted. The experiences of Awut’s life story as told in the Trócaire Lenten Campaign (2021) reveals the difficulty of life without water. Awut took her grandchildren into her care because their parents died in the war in Sudan.  Awut […]


15 MARCH 2021, MONDAY FOURTH WEEK OF LENT

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The words ‘new’ and ‘hope’ have potential to fill the human mind and heart with peace, excitement and joy. We anticipate the ‘new’ being somewhat better than the present or the past. What new thing do you now wait for in your life? During this third time of lockdown, people are joyful because they hope […]


12 MARCH 2021, FRIDAY THIRD WEEK OF LENT

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On Sunday 14 March, families will celebrate Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, this year there will not be an opportunity to gather in groups or to host big celebrations due to Covid restrictions. However, families will celebrate in a way that they praise and thank their mother in an appropriate way. They will acknowledge the love their […]