A Jesuit Zen teacher

Posted on 25. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Eastern Spirituality, Working Abroad

In this piece from our archives, we look at the intriguing topic of being a priest and a Zen Buddhist teacher. Fr Robert Kennedy explains how he went to Japan as a Jesuit missionary and spent   a number of years there before returning to the United States. While in America he had a formative experience, […]

Living in Lockdown in Rome

Posted on 26. Mar, 2020 in Community, Natural Disasters, Nature, Working Abroad

Gerry Whelan SJ is an Irish Jesuit lecturing in the Gregorian University in Rome. Like the rest of Italy, he and his community have been on lockdown for a number of weeks now. “It’s a challenging time”, he tells Pat Coyle “It’s also weird and wonderful.” In this interview Gerry speaks by phone from an […]

Thanks to your Noble Shadow

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Eastern Spirituality, Education, Feminism/Women in the Church, Film Reviews, Gospel Values, Older People, Vocation, Working Abroad

“Thanks to your Noble Shadow” is a feature-length independent documentary film about Ireland’s last missionary nun in Japan. Sr. Paschal O’ Sullivan returned to Cork in 2010 after 75 years as a missionary nun with the Infant Jesus (Drishane) Sisters in Tokyo. Her cousin, James Creedon – a journalist for the international news channel, France […]

Irish Abroad

Posted on 14. Jan, 2016 in Community, Family, Working Abroad

More and more Irish people are living abroad creating new homes and communities. Josepha Smith is currently living in Australia and returned over Christmas to visit her family. She talks about the migrant experience, the trials of living between two cultures and how Ireland will always be home. Miriam Gormally began by asking her whether […]

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 […]

Go to the US – Legally

Posted on 25. Jun, 2008 in Crime, Working Abroad, Young people

At this time of the year many students are thinking of going over to America for the Summer to work. Some might be going with the intention of staying on. But, warns Paula Lally from Crosscare, there are serious implications for anyone caught breaking their Visa. She explained to Miriam Gormally why it is different […]