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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Girl Interrupted

Posted on 14. May, 2015 in Cancer, Christian Values, Family, Health

A Girl Interrupted is a book by Brenda Drumm about her life and Faith journey with Multiple Myeloma, a treatable, but incurable cancer of the bone marrow. Based on diary entries, cards and memories, she tells the story of how she was diagnosed and how that changed life for her and her family forever. Releasing […]

Coping with Cancer

Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 in Cancer, Health

Not the Year you had Planned, is a positive self help book by Cathy McCarthy looking at her own cancer journey. In it she looks at the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of her illness. She spoke with Miriam Gormally about her experience explaining that her hope was that this book could play a positive […]

Responding to Cancer

Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 in Cancer, Health

18 months into his new position as Director of Mission at Church Mission Society (CMS) Ireland Ian Smith was diagnosed with a brain tumour which set back his hopes and plans and forced him to reflect on the meaning of life and death.  He told Eileen Good about his original plans, how he responded to […]

SunSmart Campaign

Posted on 27. May, 2009 in Cancer, Health

Earlier this month the Irish Cancer Society launched their SunSmart Campaign.  Skin Cancer is by far the most common cancer in Ireland, but the good news is that you can greatly reduce your risk simply by being Sunsmart.  Miriam Gormally met with Rosemary Scott, Health Promotion Officer from the Irish Cancer Society, who explained what […]

Surviving Leukaemia

Posted on 27. May, 2009 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Health

A cancer diagnosis is something that everybody dreads. Brenda Drumm of the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth heard the news that she had leukaemia in Jan 2007.  She tells her story to Miriam Gormally and explains how the disease changed her life.

World Day of the Sick

Posted on 04. Feb, 2009 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Health

February 11th – the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – is set aside as a day to remember all those who are sick.  Loreto Sister Nan O’Mahony, is chairperson of the National Association of Hospital Chaplains and is based in the Marymount Hospice in Cork. Eileen Good asked her if she thought it was […]