Prayers please

There have been no posts for a few days. I have been unable to write or to give priority to this site. A terrible tragedy befell my good friend Tom O’Gorman. Many people in Ireland, and indeed worldwide, will be aware of  his death due to the media coverage surrounding it.

I have known Tom for more than 20 years. He was a very good and loyal friend. He was a genuine human being who touched many people’s lives irrespective of their own faith or opinions or interests. It has been amazing to hear from so many people from so many backgrounds who have spoken about how he helped them or looked out for them in some way.

He heard me talk many times about Fr Willie, and was always interested to find out more.

I normally avoid any personal comments on this site. But these are not normal days. I ask your prayers for the repose of Tom’s soul; for the consolation of his family and of his friends, and for all of those who have been affected in any way by this tragedy.

We will try to return to normal posts tomorrow. I will finish today with this fitting quote from Fr Doyle:

Death is the end of all things here, the end of time, of merit, of pain and mortification, of a hard life. It is the commencement of an eternal life of happiness and joy.