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'Sparkling Leaves'
(Archived on Wednesday - October - 13/10/2010 )

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  Photo was taken yesterday at Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)  
Beautiful sunshine yesterday across Ireland meant that everywhere was looking fabulous. Trees with their autumnal colours sparkled in delight and thankfully it looks like we're going to get more of the same today!!!


Thought on Wednesday - October - 13/10/2010

'We're all struggling in the dark, never knowing when the ground will vanish from beneath our feet. When the miners come through this, it will be a triumph for the human spirit, for co-operation, ingenuity and courage in the face of the most ominous odds.' ~Brenda Power

All eyes of the world will be on the Chilean miners today when they reach the surface having being stuck underneath half a mile (622 meters) of soil and rock. They have been called the 'miracle miners'. Since last August their story has captivated the world since their mine shaft caved in. The world's media will be there waiting to get a glimpse of the heroes. There is also particular interest in the miracle white butterfly which two of the miners claimed to have seen right before the ceiling collapsed. They slowed their truck to see the curious sight, stopping them from being submerged beneath the rock fall. One of the miners and his wife have decided to rename their baby girl, born on Sept 14, from Carolina to Esperanza. Esperanza is the Spanish word for hope. The story of the miners has given great hope to many people. Their story reminds us that in the depths of our darkness we need to keep going and that light, hope and new beginnings will always triumph. At the heart of our Resurrection story is that light will always triumph over evil and darkness.

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