Remembering Fr. Peyton

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Vocation

‘The family that prays together stays together’ was the well known, often quoted slogan of the Rosary priest, the late Fr. Patrick Peyton. In this piece from the archive, from 2009, we hear about the international celebration that was organised to mark the centenary of his birth in Ireland.  Fr. Jim Phelan, Director of the […]

Dom Helder Camara

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

Some of us are lucky enough meet a person who profoundly changes our lives for the better.  For Don Mullen, author and film maker, that person was Brazilian born Bishop Dom Helder Camara who saw the presence of God in everything.  Dom Helder was born over a 100 years ago. In this piece from the […]

Music: Sí Gaoithe

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Music

Taken from the Album, Celtic Passage, our music piece this week is Deirdre Ní Chinnéide’s Sí Gaoithe/Spirit Breeze.  

Time Out in Glendalough

Posted on 10. Sep, 2020 in Ecological, Environment, Retreats, Spiritual

For centuries, Glendalough  – the valley of the two lakes – has attracted people because of its unique blend of solitude and natural beauty, making it easy to understand why St. Kevin went there as a hermit and later chose to build his monastery there. In this piece from the archive from 2007, Fr. Kevin Doran told […]

Travels in Pakistan

Posted on 10. Sep, 2020 in Community, Poverty, Schools

Retired, widowed and open to new challenges is how Beth Nunan would describe herself.  When her husband was dead two years a friend suggested that she should ‘do something’ – so she did.  She travelled to Pakistan to help with a teaching programme and then she did it again and again. It’s a story of […]

Music – Ave Maria

Posted on 10. Sep, 2020 in Music

Our music this week is a piece from Schubert, taken from the album Love Divine-The Complete Guide to Music for a Church Wedding.

Reflection on Meditation

Posted on 03. Sep, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Spirituality

Meditation is increasingly becoming more popular as a way to unwind and clear the mind.  John Main was a very important figure in reviving the Christian Meditation.  In this piece from 2008, Eamon gives us an insight into why one should meditate and some practical guidelines on how to get started.

150 Years at Lourdes

Posted on 03. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Retreats

In this piece from 2008, we look at the 150 year celebration of Lourdes, where Bernadette’s original apparition of the Virgin Mary occurred.  Lourdes has become the second most popular site for Christian pilgrimage, after Rome.  Some bemoan what they see as the crass commercialisation of a spiritual event and yet the site continues to […]

I Arise Today

Posted on 03. Sep, 2020 in Uncategorized

The words “I Arise Today” from the prayer of St. Patrick are very powerful.  They portray an enthusiasm and a vibrancy that is designed to reignite and energise Christianity.  They were the words chosen as the title of a conference looking at how modern Christianity can have new life breathed into it.  In this piece […]

More than JUST Cancer – Janette Bryne

Posted on 20. Aug, 2020 in Book Reviews, Cancer, Economy, Health

In this piece from the archive, first recorded in 2006, we hear from, Janette Byrne, a woman with a mission.  A passionate woman whose time in hospital was spent not just battling with cancer, but also with a system that failed to provide her with the most basic facilities: a bed and treatment.  Her own […]