Romero Awards

Posted on 22. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Missionary, Saints

March 24th marks thirty-eight years since Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed by an assassin’s bullet as he celebrated Mass in El Salvador. Earlier this month the Vatican announced news of his canonization, a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man whose life still influences those working for human rights around the world. In honour of his […]

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 […]

Song to Brighid

Posted on 01. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Ecology, Feminism/Women in the Church, Saints, Vocation

Feb is the month when we celebrate St Brigid, a woman of the land and national patron saint. Many songs and prayers have been written about Brigid and this one, “Song to Brighid” is a beautiful healing song of prayer by Lisa Thiel, a visionary artist and ceremonial singer. Originally a holistic healing professional in […]

Good Reads for Lent

Posted on 25. Jan, 2018 in Book Reviews, Church Teachings, Gospel Values, Saints

Messenger Publications, a part of The Sacred Heart Messenger operation, has a new line up of books to be published both for Lent and Easter time. Stations for the Soul by artist Joan Keogh is one such book. The book features her own paintings and thoughts on Christ’s passion as mediated through her work.  Another books is […]

Music for Mary

Posted on 07. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Liturgy, Music, Saints

Mary is much celebrated at this time of year – December the 8th, when we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Nov 21st, when we celebrate   “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. Marie Dunne, a Holy Faith Sister talks about how she wrote her song Mary Temple of the Lord for the […]

Mary Temple of the Lord

Posted on 07. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music, Saints, Vocation

Here we have Marie Dunne CHF’s song, Mary Temple of the Lord composed for the Presentation Brothers.

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 […]

St Antony: Patron of Lost Things

Posted on 08. Jun, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Saints

For anyone who has ever lost anything, they will be familiar with praying to St. Antony. His feast falls on June 13th. What is lesser known is that he was also famous for his eloquence and powers of reconciliation. Born Fernando Martins in Lisbon, Portugal, his family were very wealthy.  By the age of fifteen asked […]

Blessed John Sullivan

Posted on 18. May, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Liturgy, Saints, Young people

The Beatification of John Sullivan SJ drew huge crowds to Gardiner Street Church on Saturday May 13th. In the post communion reflections, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, John D’Ardis SJ and Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin spoke movingly about the life of John Sullivan and what he meant to the people in Ireland. Archbishop Michael Jackson […]

The Seven Rejoices of Mary

Posted on 18. May, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Festivals, Music, Saints

May is the month of Mary. In celebration of this joyous month, here is Noirin ni Riain singing the Seacht Suailci Na Maighdine Muire, the Seven Rejoices of Mary from her album Vox de Nube with the Monks of Glenstal.