McAleese quotes Jesuit

Posted on 15. Mar, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Feminism/Women in the Church

In her widely covered and critical speech regarding the treatment of women  in the Catholic church, former Irish President Mary McAleese quoted Irish Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon. Having been banned from an International Women’s Day conference at the Vatican because of her support for gay rights, the conference organised by Voices of Faith was instead […]

The Vegan Saint

Posted on 22. Feb, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Ecological, Ecology, Saints, Spirituality

  A Miracle of Saint Francis of Paola is the name of the above painting hanging in the National Gallery and is attributed to Pietro Novelli, a Sicillan painter. It depicts Saint Francis of Paola, a vegan and animal lover, from the region of Calabria in southwest Italy. The story depicted is of St Francis […]

World’s Largest Knitted Blanket

Posted on 25. Jan, 2018 in Achievement, Community, Prison

Valery Larkin is on on a mission to make the world’s biggest blanket and set a new world record for the Guinness Book of Records. The finished blanket will go to help the Red Cross. Valery has been getting blankets from all over the world, from Japan to Wales – each blanket with its own […]

Surviving the Atlantic

Posted on 23. Nov, 2017 in Achievement, Community, Young people

Brian Conville right and Jason Gagnon left Brian Conville went from self-professed couch potato to transatlantic rower. Transatlantic rowing is an extreme endurance challenge where a team has to row 24-7 for days on end. It follows a gruelling pattern of rowing for two hours and then trying to eat and rest as much as […]

Jonathan Swift

Posted on 23. Nov, 2017 in Achievement, Church of Ireland, Community, Vocation

The Jonathan Swift festival takes place this year, Nov 23rd to 26th and marks the 350th anniversary of Swift’s birthday. Born in Nov 30th 1667, he was appointed Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1713, making him the 50th Dean of St Patrick’s. His appointment came after failed attempts to secure employment in England, due […]

Celebrating St. Francis

Posted on 12. Oct, 2017 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology

The feast day of St Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment, is celebrated in October. In this interview with artist Eve Parnell, we look back on some of the ways that artists have celebrated and depicted St. Francis over the years. We also look at the connection between him and the current Pope […]

Former President appointed as Canon

Posted on 28. Sep, 2017 in Achievement, Feminism/Women in the Church

On Sunday 1st October, for the first time, Christ Church Cathedral will admit honorary Ecumenical and Lay Canons to its Chapter. Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese and Professor James Lucey, Medical Director of Services and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin have been appointed as the first ever honorary lay ecumenical canons […]

A Dhia Ghleigi – O Glorious God

Posted on 27. Jul, 2017 in Achievement, Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

A beautiful song in praise of God by Noirín Ní Riain and the Monks of Glenstal from the album Vox de Nube.

One Man, One God

Posted on 22. Jun, 2017 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Conflict, Vocation

Few people made a bigger contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process than Fr Alec Reid. As a member of the Redemptorist community in Clonard monastery for over forty years, Fr Alec’s peace ministry emerged from a religious community deeply rooted in west Belfast. Having witnessed first hand the acts of violence, Fr Alec saw himself […]

A Man sent by God

Posted on 11. May, 2017 in Achievement, Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Saints

The Beatification of John Sullivan SJ will be at 11 am on 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church. A Man Sent by God is a book by John Looby SJ giving an account of his life and times. The book looks at his early childhood and education. His first calling was to the bar in London, […]