T’was the night before Christmas, and all throught the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The childrenwere nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and … Read More

Saint Nicholas by Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman

I was staying with Louise and Risteard on Thursday 19th February, 2010. I had addressed Davy Charity Fund dinner on the previous day which was my brother Johnny’s birthday and I happened to see a copy of his book Firedrake in my room. I was heading for Waterford to give a seminar at Grace-Dieu for Finola Cunnane. Risteard said I … Read More