Judith Spellman
18-07-1942 ó 30-04-2016
Rest  In  Peace
Your heart is a safe harbour
A promise to Nana
Your heart is a safe harbour

The young donít anticipate
the taste of fresh bread;
or the shape it takes
in the long hour of rising.
They donít stop to inhale the promise
or the warm presence of comfort.

So preoccupied with minutes, 
the young donít notice
the passing of years
for when years have passed,
the young are gone
from all but that protected place;

Your heart 
is a safe harbour
for all that we might be.
A place of belief, 
of trust in us.
A place where we are always 
young enough.

You donít count minutes
or the years going by.
You always have more warmth,
and more time.
So that no matter our setbacks,
we will rise.
Never diminished,
we will rise.

The young donít realise
that hours spent kneading
will shape memories
of the short years of growth.
They donít stop to feel the softness
or the forgiving nature of dough.

So absorbed in the moment,
the young donít notice
the rainfall outside,
and when years have passed
the rain will have dried
but our youth is preserved;

Your heart 
was a safe harbour
for all we might be.
A place of belief, 
of trust in us.
A place where we were always 
young enough.

So weíll cherish the minutes
and the years of your life,
by being everything that we were
in your eyes.
We will fulfil
your unconditional pride,
and thanks to your love,
we will rise.

                                    Louise Fellows

 
Medjugorje trip
September
2007
visit to
Lourdes 
October 2008
Fr Paul
Birthday
Feb 2009
farewell
to Jaquetta James
Dec 2010
Canon Donald MacKays farewell lunch
June 2011
Wedding of James & Judy
May 2014
Baptism of
Julia
 
 
Miss Mary Burn Murdoch receives the Bene Merenti award from Bishop Joseph Toal on December 27th 2010, as a recognition of her work in founding the Colmcille Trust and the Catholic House of Prayer on Iona. Mary is seen here at the residential home in Edinburgh,where she is looked after by the Little Sisters of the Poor.The Catholic Church in Scotland and the diocese of Argyll and the Isles owe her a great debt of gratitude for the first Catholic presence on Iona since the Reformation.