Just 500 years or so after the death of Christ, the first monks arrived on Skellig Michael, an island 12km from Ireland's south west coast, lying at the very edge of the then known world. The monastery that they established in this inhospitable environment remains one of the most remarkable testaments to human faith on earth. The island was the westernmost sacred site along a long line of ancient pilgrimage places running from Mount Carmel in Palestine through Greece, Italy and France to Ireland.
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20 June: 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
'Celebrate what's Right with the World!'
‘Celebrate what’s right with the world!’ Veteran National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones, discovered a way of seeing that changed his life. ‘The more that I went out and just celebrated the best in humanity, the more I could see it.’ In a TED talk charged with energy, he shares - through his stories and images - a personal journey that leaves the audience with an extraordinary lens of possibility and celebration with which to view the world as one of light and potential, ‘a banquet laid, a cup overflowing’. It's a secular approach this week, but wholly in the spirit of Laudato Si'!