Raphael’s World

Posted on 02. Jul, 2020 in Art, Book Reviews

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael, one of the great Italian Renaissance painters, who died on 6 April 1520. Michael Collins, a Catholic priest and author living in Dublin wrote Raphael’s World to give some insight into the era he lived in – one of major political and social change. Born thirty years […]

Marching for the Future

Posted on 19. Sep, 2019 in Achievement, Caring for Children, Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our generation – we hear it all the time. It has almost become a refrain. But, asks Dr Lorna Gold author and specialist in International Development, do we really believe it? And are we willing to act on it. This week, from Sept 20-27th, there will be a […]

Unveiling St Oliver Plunkett

Posted on 25. Jul, 2019 in Achievement, Art, Christian Values, Community, Saints

Dony MacManus, well-known Irish sculptor was commissioned to create a dramatic bronze statue of St Oliver Plunkett in the final moments of his earthly life. It was unveiled on July 9th, the 350th anniversary of St Oliver’s appointment as Archbishop of Armagh. In this interview with Conor Deane, Dony talks about the process of commissioning […]

Film Faith and Music 2

Posted on 24. Jan, 2019 in Art, Christian Values, Music

Michael Aherne, who plays The Commitments’ pianist Steven Clifford, was an employee for the Dublin Corporation and took a three-month leave of absence to make the film. He is currently head of the transport development at the National Transport Authority as well as working for Spirit Radio and doing gigs with The Commitments. In this […]

Prayer and Service with Alzheimers

Posted on 20. Sep, 2018 in Chronic illness, Community, Different abilities, Gospel Values

In this second part of our three part series, Des O’Grady SJ, talks about working with Alzheimers and in particular leading prayer, saying mass and doing his job. He currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital and says the disease gives him insight into those he serves in Dundrum who also have […]

Mystical prayer

Posted on 23. Aug, 2018 in Art, Christian Values, Ecology

Pat Coyle was down in the RDS today catching up with some of the exciting ventures that were taking place there. In this piece she catches up with well known artist Imogen Stuart and Brian Grogan SJ to talk about Imogen’s Bee Hive Cell – a sacred place for mystical prayer that she sculpted in […]

Working in Cambodia Part 1

Posted on 19. Jul, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Different abilities, Faith and Justice

Ashley Evans SJ has spent over 30 years working in Cambodia, teaching and trying to advocate for reform. He talks about how mission in Cambodia is evolving.  When he went out there, Cambodia was still devastated from the effects of the Khmer Rouge regime 1975-79 and the Vietnamese occupation (1979-89).  Now the economy is growing at […]

Called to be Dysfunctional!

Posted on 05. Jul, 2018 in Church Teachings, Community, Different abilities, Vocation

Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas is a conversation between Stanley Hauerwas and Brian Brook. Hauerwas has been described as one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the English speaking world, having being named, “America’s Best Theologian” by Time magazine in 2001. Brook is an author from Aberdeen who looks in particular at Christianity and disability. Brian Brock delves into Hauerwas’ […]

Exploring Books and Biographies

Posted on 07. Jun, 2018 in Art

Eve Parnell photographed beside Giorgio Vasari National gallery books showcasing books from the Library in the National Gallery. It highlights some of the most important contributions to the written world about artists. Technically advances rapidly transformed printing from a cottage industry to the cornerstone of western civilisation. And prosperity meant that there was a growing number of […]

By Time is everything Revealed

Posted on 31. May, 2018 in Art, Cancer, Community, Ecology, Health, Medicine, Meditation, Mental Health

As plants everywhere are blooming we remember this interview with author, gardener and broadcaster, Fiann Ó Nualláin. In his book,”By Time is everything Revealed” he looks at mindfulness and spiritual awareness.  Fiann brings old Irish proverbs to life for the current generation. Proverbs stand the test of time because, as they contain timeless wisdom that can […]