Calm me O Lord

Posted on 16. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Music Therapy

Our chant for this week is, Calm me Lord from the album Shelter Me – Reflective Chants of Gentleness and Calm by Marie Dunne CHF, featuring Katie O’Flaherty and Eugene Ginty. The chant is Based on Matthew 8:23-26 Calm me O Lord, fill me with peace, Calm me O Lord, let my troubles cease, I trust in you Lord forever […]

Hearing our Body’s Call

Posted on 09. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music Therapy, Prayer, Spiritual, Vocation

In this second part of our series from the archives with Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, she explores how we actually “bully” our bodies.  She points out that we regularly berate our bodies for not being what we think they should be, in a […]

My soul finds Rest

Posted on 07. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music Therapy

This week, we our chant draws inspiration from the Christian psalms where we are promised rest. My Soul Finds Rest  Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in you my God, my soul finds rest in you; You are my rock and you are my strength, my soul finds rest in you. Shelter me from the […]

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 […]

Sing with Joy

Posted on 17. Dec, 2019 in Advent, Christian Values, Christmas, Community, Music Therapy

Our final piece of music for Advent/Christmas from Sister Marie Dunne is “Sing with Joy”. In it she celebrates the coming arrival of the Lord to “set us free”. Marie has been a composer of liturgical and religious music for over 30 years. She has composed a number of Mass settings, in addition to music […]

Celebrating Women in the Church

Posted on 31. Oct, 2019 in Christian Values, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music Therapy

This week, we have an almost prophetic piece of music by Rev Noireen Ni Riain, In Paupertatis Praedio, In the Farmland of Poverty. Following on from the recent meeting for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region looking at environmentalism and the role of women in the Church, this piece looks at the kind […]

The Transcendence of Music

Posted on 04. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Music Therapy, Spirituality

In this first of a new two part series, Kevin Jackson, Professor of Business Ethics and Law at Fordham University in New York City, as well as composer and jazz pianist, talks about music as a contemplative journey. He explains to Pat Coyle about how music can link the material world with a deeper spiritual […]

Music with Dr Nóirín Ní Riain

Posted on 06. Jun, 2019 in Music Therapy

This time two years ago, Dr Nóirín Ní Riain – author, lecturer in theology, world-renowned singer whose name is synonymous with the Monks of Glenstal – was ordained as the Rev Nóirín Ní Riain, minster in the One Spirit Inter Faith Seminary Foundation. Here we hear some of the music that she performed with the […]

Song for Mary Magdalen

Posted on 08. Mar, 2018 in Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Music Therapy

To celebrate International Woman’s Day, we have a song for Mary Magdalen sung by Noirin Ni Riain and the Monks of Glenstal Abbey. Mary Magdalen represents the Church of Christ, both male and female. But history has often omitted or degraded her, which has been considered symbolic of the general treatment of women. This song […]

Dance, Music and Faith

Posted on 05. Jan, 2017 in Art, Caring for Children, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Music Therapy, Young people

Natalya Pakshyna is a Russian dancer who has been bringing her dancing passion to Ireland. Based in a studio in the Malahide Industrial Estate, she has a particular interest in working with students who have special emotional or physical needs. She believes dance and music to be a way to heal the person and allow them to […]