Citizens assembly

Posted on 28. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, Economy, Faith and Justice

The recent hurricanes in the Atlantic have brought the realities of climate change into focus. If we fail to address the issue, there will be ever increasing turbulent weather. This weekend the Citizens’ Assembly will convene in Dublin to look at climate change. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has made a submission […]

Facing Climate Change

Posted on 21. Sep, 2017 in Christian Values, Ecology, Faith and Justice

The Caribbean Island have recently been hit by storms of unprecedented strength. Irish priest and well-known eco-theologian, Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, says that we can no longer afford to be complacent. These storms and worse will continue to hit until we take climate change seriously. Pointing out that Ireland has the carbon emissions of four hundred of […]

Being Present

Posted on 31. Aug, 2017 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Spirituality

Jan Phillips is author, artist and activist. She recently created some controversy when she said that Trump was her muse. She further explained that extreme people holding extreme positions often inspire great responses and that Trump might awaken us all to action. This is a piece from an interview with her back in 2007 where […]

Women of Hope

Posted on 31. Aug, 2017 in Cancer, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church, Health

In this archive piece from 2006, we look at Cancer and the fear it evokes. It is something that registers with every person who faces waiting for the result of tests which could be positive.  This is particularly true for women if they detect a lump in their breast; it must be checked immediately and […]

Angels for Little People

Posted on 24. Aug, 2017 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Religious teaching

This piece from 2006 looks at guardian angels for little people.  ‘Oh Angel of God, my guardian dear To whom God’s love commits me here…..’ are some of the most familiar lines many of us learned at a very early age  –  probably the first time we became aware of Angels  –   how they care […]

Spiritual Healing

Posted on 24. Aug, 2017 in Cancer, Faith and Justice, Health, Outside Ireland - Medjugorje

In this piece from 2015 Colleen Willard shared her story of recovery from a brain tumour. Colleen Willard had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour before her arrival to Medjugorje. She shares her remarkable story of healing and surrendereing the God’s will and how this has changed her life. She will never stop giving […]

Sr. Briege McKenna

Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

  Sr. Briege McKenna is a well known speaker at retreats and seminars around the world promoting prayer and devotion to the Eucharist. In this piece from 2006, Eileen Good met Sr. Briege, with Father Kevin Scanlan when she was speaking at the Parish Retreat in Knock, Co. Mayo. Eileen asked her to describe her […]

Unsung Hero

Posted on 17. Aug, 2017 in Drugs, Faith and Justice, Homelessness, Young people

This is a piece from 2005 when Peter McVerry SJ won an award for his work in the “People of the Year Awards” Peter McVerry SJ has been working with Dublin’s young homeless for over 40 years now. At the time, the Peter McVerry Trust provided two homeless hostels for the under 18 age group, […]

Benedictines in Ireland

Posted on 02. Aug, 2017 in Faith and Justice, Saints, Vocation

For the month of August, Soul Waves Radio will be reliving some interviews from the past. First published in Sept 2005, this piece looks a Glenstal Abbey,  a Benedictine monastery in County Limerick. Colman O Clabaigh OSB is a monk of Glenstal Abbey, where he is the monastery librarian. In this interview he talks about the […]

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.