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 […]

Eddie Stones Healer And Family Man

Posted on 27. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Spirituality

This piece was first played in 2013 and we are putting it out again today because it has since been our most listened to pieces of all time. Conor Deane speaks with Eddie Stones who discusses his time as a Healer in Emmanuel House Of Providence in Clonfert, Co. Galway. As a first in a […]

Cancer, Prayer & Survival

Posted on 16. Jun, 2016 in Cancer, Health, Prayer

A piece from April 15th 2009 from the archives looking at the power of faith and prayer in overcoming cancer. ‘Sean was 23 years old, we were three months married and his wife was dying’ is a sentence in the opening chapter of a short book, Cancer, Prayer and Survival by Mary McDonnell.  Each chapter […]

The Power of Healing

Posted on 19. May, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Health

The ability to heal people is one of the greatest gifts. Iffey Stanley had a remarkable personal experience of God and healing; now he tells his story channelling his ability to heal others. Conor Deane met with Iffey and asked him about some of the things he has witnessed as well as some of the […]

Mercy at work in Hospitals

Posted on 10. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Grief, Hospice, Spirituality, Suicide

Marianne Quinn is the chaplain in St Columcille hospital in Loughlinstown, Dublin. Her work involves caring for the dying and for those who have been bereaved. She says that her work allows her to channel God’s mercy and to be present in whatever way she is needed. Mercy, she says, is particularly important in deaths […]

Out of Wonder

Posted on 09. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, EcoCongregations, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Health, Nature

Nellie McLoughlin rsm has worked all her life in the area of cosmology, ecology and sustainable living. Her love of life and her early interest in geology/geography, was nurtured through learning and reflecting on life’s experience. She taught on the MA in Ecology and Religion Programme at Dalgan Park, Navan, Ireland. Her book ‘Out of […]