Category Archives: Daily Light

27th May

Depression Why are you cast down O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise my Helper and my God. Psalm 42:11 As nights draw in dark depression settles upon many … Continue reading

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26th May

A Promise To Pray From Heaven The Lord told Isaiah to go back to King Hezekiah and say to him: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears …. I will let you live fifteen years longer. 2 Kings … Continue reading

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25th May

Hospitality Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 We came from Palestine to one of the Abbas in Egypt, who gave us generous hospitality. So we … Continue reading

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24th May

Respect For All Respect all people. 1 Peter 2:17 Leaders from Scotland, England and Ireland assembled at a great convention on the plains of Birr in 697 and accepted the Law of Adamnan which guaranteed protection of women, children and … Continue reading

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23rd May

Stand Firm …people will stumble and fall, but we will rise and stand firm. Psalm 20:8 Columbanus and his monks made their weary way to the courts of several kings as they travelled north, stopping for a time by the … Continue reading

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22nd May

God First Jesus said: Whoever loves their father or mother more than me is not fitted to be my disciple. Matthew 10:37 Columbanus was born in the south of Ireland. He grew to be tall, fair, and handsome, a darling … Continue reading

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21st May

Reconciliation If you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, first be reconciled to them. Matthew 5:23, 24 Hilda stands as a symbol of reconciliation. She was host to the deeply divided Roman and Celtic parties who … Continue reading

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20th May

Homily Of St. Hilda For like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. Zechariah 9:16. All who knew Hilda used to call her mother because of her outstanding devotion and grace. She was not only an … Continue reading

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19th May

Contemplate Your Death We brought nothing into the world, and we take nothing out. 1 Timothy 6:7 Remembrance of the dead is given importance in the Sayings of the Desert Christians: If there are graves in the area where you … Continue reading

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18th May

Martin Of Tours Who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions…. won strength out of weakness. Hebrews 11:33, 34 When the Emperor released Martin from the army, he had to walk all the way … Continue reading

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