St. Teresa’s walking stick: By Land By Sea By Air

St Mark’s gospel account tells us that Jesus sent out the Twelve and instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals, but he added, “Do not take a spare tunic.” It was in this spirit that Brother Noel O’Connor set out on Friday to collect St. Teresa’s walking stick (staff). Sandals on his feet, no spare tunic, no haversack, but with a day return ticket for Spain.

Arrived safely and took possession of the Staff and surprise, surprise he learned that the Staff could only travel by sea!!!!!!!!!!!

No need to worry, Brother Noel is on sea pilgrimage with the staff and will arrive in time for Mass at 7.30am tomorrow.

Somehow Teresa wants us to know some of the hardships she faced when she travelled up and down Spain. There were no airplanes in her day and there was plenty of danger on the high seas but I think she would have liked the adventure if given the opportunity. Maybe she still feels she would like that opportunity.

This means of course that we will have the privilege of being the first to welcome her to Ireland so come along and join us, if not for 7.30 then sometime during the morning.



This entry was posted on July 19, 2015 by Sr. Teresa