Advent Memories of Ireland on Retreat — By: Crisis Magazine

My uncle, a Catholic priest, and I stood by an Irish strand in the shoe-box-sized village of Castlegregory on a July evening in 1992. We were watching my cousin Brendan play pick-up soccer with a dozen or so teens beneath an incensed Irish sky of salt, seaweed, and burnt sod. It was the first night of a two-week vacation, where my uncle of fond memory would take us deep into the countryside…


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