The Value of Irish Missionaries

Posted on 03. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Missionary, Pope Francis, Vocation

In this second part of our series on Mission for this month of October, which was declared an Extraordinary Missionary Month, we look at the value of Irish missionaries around the world. Juileann Moran is the National Secretary for the Society of Missionary Children with World Mission’s Ireland and she explains to Miriam Gormally that our […]

Baptised and Sent

Posted on 26. Sep, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Missionary

It’s 100 years since Pope Benedict XV’s encyclical Maximum Illud called Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes). To commemorate its anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission. Under the theme, baptised and sent, this month calls on all who are baptised to reflect […]

Romero Awards

Posted on 22. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Missionary, Saints

March 24th marks thirty-eight years since Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed by an assassin’s bullet as he celebrated Mass in El Salvador. Earlier this month the Vatican announced news of his canonization, a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man whose life still influences those working for human rights around the world. In honour of his […]

Mission Month

Posted on 12. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Missionary

October is Mission Month and recently Irish missionaries have been acclaimed for their work. The most notable of them was Fr. Shay Cullen who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. However Matt Moran, the author of the book, “The Legacies of Irish Missionaries Lives on” says there are many more and the last two […]

Tribute to Br Patrick, an Ebola victim

Posted on 11. Sep, 2014 in Death, Missionary, Vocation

The reality of the Ebola virus has reached Ireland with the death of a Hospital Director in a Saint John of God Brothers hospital in Liberia. Br Patrick Nshamdze, from Cameroon, had dedicated his life to helping people and had stayed on in the hospital when others had fled. John Mitchell, executive director of St. […]

African Chaplaincy To Ireland

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 in Chaplaincy, Missionary, Prayer, Working Abroad

Conor Deane went to speak with Fr. Cornelius a Vincentian priest who lives in Castleknock who is here to minister to the wider African Catholic communities that reside in Dublin. Fr. Cornelius is like so many Africans now living in Ireland in the way that they seek to contribute to the richness of Irish culture, daily […]

Face of Mission ‘08

Posted on 15. Oct, 2008 in Charity, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Missionary

Mission Sunday is celebrated throughout the country on this coming Sunday Oct, 19th.   Many parishioners will have spotted the poster about this important day, and would recognise our next guest – Sr. Patricia Speight as one of the people featured on the poster. She has been working in Africa since 1989, and when Eileen Good […]

St. Francis Xavier Celebrations

Posted on 30. Nov, 2005 in Church Teachings, Missionary, Saints

An introduction to the life of St. Francis Xavier. He was the first missionary to India, his body was taken back to Goa when he died and now there is a pilgrimage to his tomb. Jesuits from India, Spain and China talk to us about why this saint is so important in their countries.

Going on a Mission

Posted on 19. Oct, 2005 in Church Teachings, Missionary

Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. Liam Dunne SVD shares his experiences working as a missionary with Divine World Missionaries in Papua New Guinea and how the locals taught him a […]

Mission Sunday

Posted on 19. Oct, 2005 in Church Teachings, Missionary

World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. October is the traditional month of universal mission since 1926. Miriam Gormally speaks to Edward Grimes CSSp, national director of World Missions Ireland, about how Mission Sunday began. He also talks about his time spent woking in Africa as a missionary […]