I made contact with a long time friend yesterday we had not been in touch for a while -- I emailed as we live a good distance apart just to see how he had got on over the covid period. Hopefully we can meet for a coffee soon. He is someone that has used the lockdown well -- he helps run a weekly prayer group but during lockdown this became a daily prayer group as follows: We have been meeting every night since the lockdown started, 20 weeks ago, for prayer by Zoom. There are between 20 - 30 of us. We start with the Rosary, then we have someone give a spiritual reflection or testimony followed by another Rosary. It usually lasts one and a half hours. We look forward to it every night. This has given me great hope for Ireland that there are many good things happening that we don't necessarily see, praise God.