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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Photos of Sean and Katie's Visit to see G-Man in Hospital in Florida

On Dec. 14,2011, Katie and Sean flew to Sarasota to be with Grandpa. Dad fell off his bed on Dec. 11th and broke his left hip. He had hip replacement surgery on Monday, Dec. 12th at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

More videos from Jack Meehan on youtube/Summer/Fall 2011

Jack Meehan plays musical thank you for all those praying for him

Jack Meehan plays The West Awake-- Old Irish song

Jack Meehan plays Irish National Anthem with Ballyroan Band/ recording that he made when in Ireland in 1975 in Ballyroan Pub

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Photo of Dad and Bridget Mary taken by Geri Wayne

Dad's new favorite music group is Foster and Allen. He loves their rendition of old favorites and Irish music that brings back memories of his early days in Ballyroan. He stayed up late tonight listening to some new cds that I recently purchased and said he plans to learn several new songs about life in Ireland in the old days. Foster and Allen have a great ability to tell a story that touches hearts and memories of life long ago in our homeland.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jack Meehan and Mindy Play "When Saints Go Marching In" at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community Liturgy on May 4, 2011 in Sarasota, Fl.
Enjoy this wonderful hymn which G. Man always plays at end of our MMOJ liturgies. People practically "dance" their way out of church! How many houses of worship would make this claim?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meditation and Mantras: A Boost to Both Soul and Brain/ Prayer Affirmations for Lenten Meditation

Meditation is a popular practice for millions of people throughout the world. The unexpected benefits of meditation are it not only benefits you spiritually, but also emotionally, and physically. In an article that appeared in the Washington Post entitled "Mantras, Meditation May Give Your Brain a Boost", Carolyn Butler writes:"New research from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston indicates that meditating regularly can actually change our brain structure for the better and in just a few months. (, Tue., March 8, 2011)

So here are a few suggestions for Lent;
1. Establish a routine- a daily practice- (5 or 10 minutes works)
2. Be conscious that all of life and everyday activity is laden with grace- with the presence of the divine in every aspect of our lives. Whether eating, drinking, walking, driving, talking, God is present loving you in the moment and offering you opportunities to love, give, forgive, heal, and grow.
3. Let Distractions go. Don't get caught up in doing it "right". When distractions come, let them go and gently focus on the presence.
4. Mantras can be helpful. A prayer word or phrase can help you center and be attentive to the precious present. There are many forms of meditations and a wide diversity of approaches.

A few powerful affirmations for your prayerful journey through Lent:

God's infinite boundless love is embracing me, my family, ___
I thank a loving God for all the miracles I have received.
God's love sustains, supports and strengthens me in all that I do.
With God's help and love, I let go of all my fears.
God, your heart of love and healing fills my soul.
I let go of resentment and open my heart to forgiveness and healing.
adapted from my book, Affirmations from the Heart of God
Bridget Mary Meehan, RCWP

G-Man Jack Meehan dances with G-Daughter Katie in Florida during Spring Break

Grandpa conducted dancing lessons for Katie and Kaitlin. See facebook for still pics.

G-Man Jack Meehan Swings with G-Daughter Katie

Katie and GMan Dance to "Swing Music"