Consumer Values

Posted on 08. Nov, 2018 in Ecology, Environment, Media

Following on from Sean McDonagh SSC looking at the injustice of how we live in consumerist cultures, Martha Yvette Aguilar from El Salvador spoke about how her country was suffering due to the climate change caused by the excessive lifestyle of developed countries. She explained the role that the mass media had in shaping this excessive […]

Budget failure on the Environment

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 in Community, Ecology

The world’s leading climate scientists say that we only have 12 years to avert climate catastrophe and keep temperature rises to a maximum of 1.5C. Beyond this even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. However despite such reports there was barely […]

Celebrating Creation

Posted on 13. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology

From the 1st of September to the Feast of St Francis on 4th October, churches around the world will be marking Creation Time. This is a time to “be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”. (3rd European Ecumenical Assembly in […]

Mystical prayer

Posted on 23. Aug, 2018 in Art, Christian Values, Ecology

Pat Coyle was down in the RDS today catching up with some of the exciting ventures that were taking place there. In this piece she catches up with well known artist Imogen Stuart and Brian Grogan SJ to talk about Imogen’s Bee Hive Cell – a sacred place for mystical prayer that she sculpted in […]

Family Trees

Posted on 28. Jun, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Young people

As we approach the world meeting of Families, Dympna Mallon SMA Laity Coordinator talks about their Family Tree project. Going beyond the tradition interpretation of family, her project aims to connect us all as family, including our environment. She says the Society of African Missions have long been aware of the devastating impacts of climate change […]

Trócaire wins Gold at Bloom

Posted on 14. Jun, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Trócaire’s garden of resistance recently won gold in the Bloom Garden Festival. Designed by Barry Kavanagh, it represented the plight of human rights defenders who are risking their lives and safety to protect their homes and communities from exploitation and eviction. The garden was broken up into three areas of geographical representation; Palestine, Guatemala and Zimbabwe. […]

New Life on the Camino

Posted on 14. Jun, 2018 in Community, Death, Ecology, Pilgrimage, Young people

In this time of year went people are thinking about getting away from it all for one reason or another, we remember this moving story with Daniel Lynch, who took on a journey that transformed his life. At 22, he experienced the loss of his partner in a freak accident at a wedding in a hotel. […]

By Time is everything Revealed

Posted on 31. May, 2018 in Art, Cancer, Community, Ecology, Health, Medicine, Meditation, Mental Health

As plants everywhere are blooming we remember this interview with author, gardener and broadcaster, Fiann Ó Nualláin. In his book,”By Time is everything Revealed” he looks at mindfulness and spiritual awareness.  Fiann brings old Irish proverbs to life for the current generation. Proverbs stand the test of time because, as they contain timeless wisdom that can […]

Holistic Ageing

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Ecological, Ecology, Gospel Values, Retreats, Spiritual

Catherine McCann is an 84-year-old physiotherapist, counsellor and spiritual director. She runs the Shekina Sculpture Garden in County Wicklow providing a space for reflective days and celebrations. In this interview with Pat Coyle, Catherine talks about her life and her latest book Love Life: A holistic understanding of ageing in which she hopes to give older people the tools […]

Explore Five Years of Pope Francis

Posted on 22. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

The Pope’s visit to Ireland in August has finally been confirmed. This month marks five years since the election of Pope Francis. In this interview with Pat Coyle, Gerry Whelan SJ, lecturer in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, gives his list of highlights and lowlights of Francis’ papacy. Gerry says, the Pope’s highlights include his […]