|Welcome to Oigedhcaire - Web Site Updates|
Welcome to the Oigedchaire web site. There have been several updates to the web site. All pages on the site can now be accessed through the left side main menu.
The main features of the site:
The Guest's Chair Journal is a journal for sharing stories, spiritual reflections and other articles related to Oigedchaire and the Christian faith. It is intended to be a community effort with article authors coming from among our friends.
The Caretakers of Mary's Garden is an outreach to the elderly and dependent. The idea was the fruit of efforts made by friends here in St. Louis. See the Caretaker's menu link for details about this ministry.
The Blog Kinship From Presence was started to post news stories related to the spirit of the Caretakers' ministry. It has recently been expanded to address larger cultural questions including those aspects of culture that impact our world view on the value of life and nature of Christian community. The inspiration for the title Kinship From Presence is the Celtic spiritual emphasis on God's Presence completely surrounding us, and in particular the kinship of Christ, the Saints and His Church. Esther De Wall describes kinship as that sense of belonging. In Esther's book The Celtic Way of Prayer the monk Blathmac is quoted describing Christ's Love: "Your fair renowned Son, O Mary, was warm in kin-love."
Saints Liturgical Calendar is an interactive calendar and map. The Saint's Calendar includes the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar with the feast days of the Irish saints featured with an image of the saint and a short bio/ link to a bio of the saint. The interactive map shows the birthplace or important locations of the saint's work.
The calendar is now up and running for Advent through Christmas season. The remaining months will be added soon.
Resources. There will be a list of recommended books and available online resources such as google books. This page will be a work in progress and is not currently published.