Addictive Eaters

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Community, Eating Disorder

For most people eating is a pleasure, but for some it can be an addiction. Addictive Eaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from addictive eating. AEA was established in Christchurch, New Zealand by […]

God-Given Gift of Running

Posted on 18. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Health, Meditation, Nature

Patrick Muldoon is the Languages Editor of the online Jesuit prayer website Sacred Space. He is also a marathon runner who experiences running as a life enhancing time of prayer and gratitude which nourishes his faith. As more and more people take to running, especially as part of a New Year resolution, Patrick talks to Pat […]

Climate Change Recommendations

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 in Community, Ecology, Health, Immigrants, Natural Disaster

Trócaire strongly welcomed the recommendations from the Citizen’s Assembly to implement changes that would make Ireland a Climate Change Leader. Having worked for years at the coalface of disaster intervention, Eoghan Rice from Trócaire says that climate change has now meant that aid organisations are constantly responding to famine devastated area. In the past a […]

A Stormy warning?

Posted on 19. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Ecology, HIV/Aids, Natural Disasters

Hurricane Ophelia was one of the worst storm to hit Ireland in fifty years.  It is part of a trend of worsening weather involving flooding and destructive winds, which are becoming more common as the climate warms. Professor John Sweeny, lecturer at Maynooth University Geography Department says that it is only the beginning and that we […]

By Time is everything Revealed

Posted on 21. Sep, 2017 in Art, Cancer, Community, Ecology, Health, Medicine, Meditation, Mental Health

“By Time is everything Revealed” is the new book by author, gardener and broadcaster Fiann Ó Nualláin. In this book of 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 help us lead happier, calmer and […]

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 […]

Schizophrenia – Journey to Recovery

Posted on 24. Aug, 2017 in Health, Mental Health, Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the Irish population and involves hallucinations, hearing voices and an altered perception of reality.  It is extremely distressing for those suffering it and for anyone close to them.  In this piece from 2006, John Saunders, director Shine, formerly Schizophrenia Ireland, was speaking at a conference, called The Journey to Recovery […]

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 […]

A Near Death Experience

Posted on 10. Aug, 2017 in Death, Health, Spirituality

Many of us have pondered what lies beyond the pearly gates and what will happen when our time to die arrives. In this piece from 2005, Leila Merriman shares the extraordinary details of her near death experience while she was very ill with pneumonia. She describes a feeling of elation, warmth and total happiness and […]

End of an Era?

Posted on 01. Jun, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Humane Vitae

The Sisters of Charity recently announced that they would end any involvement in the new maternity hospital on the grounds of St Vincent’s. Their decision came after much public debate on the issue. While many welcomed the decision, there were others who were more hesitant. John McManus in the Irish Times, wrote that it was never […]