Celtic Spirituality

Posted on 09. Jul, 2020 in EcoCongregations, Ecological, Ecology, Nature, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

  http://www.youtube.com/user/SalvaTerraVision Sr. Marian O’Sullivan, a Dominican sister in the Dominican Ecology Centre in Wicklow Town was host to John Philip Newell a Church Of Scotland Minister from Edinburgh with a particular interest in Celtic Spirituality. Philip was in Wicklow to give a talk to several priests and religious who are on a sabbatical residential […]

Kerrie O’Connor on Music Therapy

Posted on 20. Feb, 2020 in Music Therapy

In this piece from the archives, Conor Deane talks with Kerrie O’Connor who is a Music Therapist and her motivation behind her chosen vocation. Music therapy is an evidenced based profession which uses music in a planned way to help children and adults to improve, restore and maintain health. Individual needs are addressed through music […]

Is Chastity A Real Option?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2019 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings

Conor Deane speaks with Hannah from Pure In Heart’s Mission Team about promoting chastity among young people and how they encourage second level students to spare themselves a world of unnecessary hurt by limiting the levels of physical contact in a relationship until marriage. In a challenging world of confusing messages where promoting sexual activity […]

The Origins of Lent

Posted on 28. Mar, 2019 in Baptism, Lent, Liturgy, Seasons of the Church Year

We take a look back at a piece with Sr. Marie Stuart who talks with Fr. Brendan Coffey of Glenstal Abbey about the origins of Lent.  The season of Lent coincides with spring time each year. Historically it has been associated with difficult, maybe even miserable times when the weather – in Ireland at any […]

Eddie Stones Healer And Family Man

Posted on 03. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Spirituality

To start the New Year we will be playing some of the most listened to pieces from 2019. We start this piece, which was first played in 2013 and still topped the polls in 2019. Conor Deane speaks with Eddie Stones who discusses his time as a Healer in Emmanuel House Of Providence in Clonfert, […]

Remembering Michael Paul Gallagher

Posted on 12. Nov, 2015 in Death

Fr Michael Paul Gallagher, well-known Jesuit theologian and educator died last Friday. The former Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome was a highly regarded writer and his books include ‘Clashing Symbols’ and ‘Free to Believe’ (DLT). He was also a great communicator, who had spoken to Soul Waves Radio on several occasion. […]

Remembering Rwanda (Pt2)

Posted on 25. Apr, 2014 in Charity, Humanitarian Aid, Poverty

Conor Deane went to speak with Eamonn Meehan CEO of Trócaire about Remembering Rwanda 20 Years On. Remembering Rwanda 20 Years On. The genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda in 1994 was one of the most horrific chapters of the 20th century. In just 100 days up to one million people were killed, mostly […]

Fr Ray Kelly

Posted on 25. Apr, 2014 in Achievement, Charity, Community, Fundraising, Music

Fr Ray Kelly is literally an overnight celebrity sensation thanks to the power and reach of YouTube and his own gifts as a talented singer. Here he shares the news of his new found fame with Conor Deane and even performs a favourite tune in his private studio at his parochial house in Oldcastle Co. […]

Easter Morning

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 in Easter

Br Padraig McIntyre in Glenstal gives a reflection about the Morning Of Easter. In this reflection Br Padraig McIntyre osb invites us to pause for a moment and to notice who we are and where we are this Easter.  Did we allow our feet to be washed on Holy Thursday?  Did we leave our burdens […]

The Women Of Easter

Posted on 17. Apr, 2014 in Christian Values, Easter, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Holy Week, Lent, Liturgy, Saints, Seasons of the Church Year

  The Women of Easter: When we think of Good Friday we might wonder what happened since he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, or the crowd calling out ‘crucify him’ or we might turn our attention to Pilot, to the soldiers or to Simon who helped Jesus carry his cross.  Dr Noirín Ní Riain talked […]