From Darkness into Light
February 1st – Feast of St Brigid and the First day of Spring, is a morning when some of us from the Parish gather before dawn and head for a walk to greet the rising sun and the onset of spring…
This year over 50 people gathered at Corpus Christi Church Moyross, in the early hours of Sunday morning and drove in a convoy of bus and cars to Curaghchase Forest Park to take part in the fourth annual February 1st Walk from Darkness into Light.
Those who took part were rewarded on their hour long walk by a fantastic sunrise breaking through the branches of the trees in the forest.
According to Fr Tony O’Riordan, ‘for all of us this walk is a challenge and something unusual to do, but equally it is a sort of pilgrimage as walking from the darkness of a winter night into the bright light of spring sunshine mirrors what happens in our lives. All of us have moments of winter in our lives when all seems bleak, and yet walking with each other we can journey into the new life and new opportunities of Spring. ‘
‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’ – ( John 14:6)
Those who took part ranged in ages from 13 to 80. On returning to Moyross, participants were rewarded with a cooked breakfast provided by Moyross Community Centre and many of the participants then joined in the Sunday morning Mass.
Commenting on the parish facebook page after the walk one person wrote ‘ My first time going and it was an uplifting experience ..will do it again.’ Another wrote ‘ great way to clear the head especially after a late night..’
The Rising Morning Sun breaks through the trees at the Celtic Cross in Curraghchase Park, the destination of our Walk Feb 1st 2015