Reflection Creation Time

In this Creation time from the 1 September to the 4 October my eyes are drawn towards the beautiful Spanish Chestnut Tree in the grounds of Mt. St. Anne’s in Killenard, County Laois. There she stood throughout Winter, -solid, strong and yet bare. Snow came and covered her in a beautiful white mantle. – But bare she remained throughout Spring- no leaves appeared. I wondered would we ever see the green again on her beautifully formed branches. It was a waiting time. It seemed nothing was happening. Nature knew how to wait until that time after Easter when Brother Sun blessed us with warmth and light. Everything began to change …

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Pierre Bienvenu Noailles was an enthusiastic young priest of Bordeaux who, at the age of 27, began to found what he then called the Association of the Holy Family.

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