Feast days this week:
Sunday 13th St. Lucy, Patron Saint of the blind and visually impaired. (Not celebrated liturgically this year);
Monday 14th St. John of the Cross (1542- 1591) a Carmelite who, despite opposition and imprisonment, worked for spreading the reform of the Carmelites. He was a man of prayer, an outstanding poet and a spiritual writer declared doctor of the Church.
Friday 18th St. Flannan, lived in the seventh century and was the son of a king of Thomond. He entered Malua’s monastery at Killaloe and became abbot there. He is remembered as a great preacher.