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.