Music: When this Day is Done

Posted on 14. Nov, 2019 in Music, Weddings and Marriage

This week’s music piece is taken from Liam Lawton’s CD A Day of Our Own – Music for Wedding Liturgy.

Making Marriage Work

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

In this piece from 2009, we hear about people’s hopes and dreams for marriage. How everyone goes in with the dream that they will be a happy and life long marriage. Unfortunately that doesn’t always work out for everyone. So what is the key to a happy and life long marriage and what can people […]

St. Valentine’s Day

Posted on 14. Feb, 2019 in Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

In this piece from the archives we look at one women’s perspective on Valentine’s Day. Is it a commercial gimmick or an opportunity for the timid to be openly expressive and say ‘I love you’?!  Are roses, chocolates, and candle-lit dinners a symbol of love or clever marketing? Newly married Maureen Fortune told Eileen Good […]

The Wedding Song

Posted on 30. Nov, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Married Couples, Music for marriage, Weddings and Marriage

From his album, The Family Collection, here is the Wedding Song, marking the beginning of an important journey.

Marital Sex Therapy

Posted on 02. Aug, 2017 in Marriage therapy

This piece fro Oct 2005, looks at ACCORD, an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships. Eithne Kelleher explains their new service which teaches couples how to manage their fertility and understand their […]

The Wedding Feast of Cana

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 in Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music for marriage

An Bhainis Phosta a bhí i Gcana or the wedding feast of Cana is a song from Nóirín Ní Riain’s album, the Virgin’s Lament. Recorded in the warm, pure acoustic environment of Glenstal Abbey, The Virgin’s Lament is a rare recording of the oldest surviving Celtic music. The Virgin’s Lament was the beginning of Nóirín’s […]

The Joy of Love

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Marriage therapy, Married Couples, Relationships, Sexuality

  The World Meeting of Families 2018 is offering free Saint Valentine’s Day gift tokens with a difference, for couples to give to their loved ones. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box […]

Building Relationships

Posted on 08. Dec, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Marriage therapy, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Alan and Dianne Morris are a married couple who work together to help others strengthen their marriages. This year they gave a talk in St Joseph’s Parish, Glasthule on “Practical Tools for Christian Relationships.” Miriam met with Alan to find out more about what makes marriage survive and thrive. She began by asking him whether […]

Marriage from a Mission Perspective!

Posted on 11. Aug, 2016 in Marriage therapy, Weddings and Marriage

Our final piece from the archives is also from Jan 2006, looking at marriages abroad.   Helping to create a happy marriage is a challenge, but even more so in a foreign culture. Fr. Liam Dunne, Divine Word Missionary, worked in Papua New Guinea for many years, where he helped prepare people for marriage. He […]

The Good Marriage Guide

Posted on 04. Aug, 2016 in Faith and Justice, Family, Relationships, Weddings and Marriage

Our final piece from 2007 looks at marriage. Every bookshop today has shelves devoted to self-help books on every topic under the sun, and the most popular titles deal with Relationships and Marriage.  John Farrelly is Director of Counselling with ACCORD and arising from his experience in counselling he has written a book – appropriately […]