October is Mission Month and recently Irish missionaries have been acclaimed for their work. The most notable of them was Fr. Shay Cullen who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. However Matt Moran, the author of the book, “The Legacies of Irish Missionaries Lives on” says there are many more and the last two […]
The reality of the Ebola virus has reached Ireland with the death of a Hospital Director in a Saint John of God Brothers hospital in Liberia. Br Patrick Nshamdze, from Cameroon, had dedicated his life to helping people and had stayed on in the hospital when others had fled. John Mitchell, executive director of St. […]
Conor Deane went to speak with Fr. Cornelius a Vincentian priest who lives in Castleknock who is here to minister to the wider African Catholic communities that reside in Dublin. Fr. Cornelius is like so many Africans now living in Ireland in the way that they seek to contribute to the richness of Irish culture, daily […]
Mission Sunday is celebrated throughout the country on this coming Sunday Oct, 19th. Many parishioners will have spotted the poster about this important day, and would recognise our next guest – Sr. Patricia Speight as one of the people featured on the poster. She has been working in Africa since 1989, and when Eileen Good […]
An introduction to the life of St. Francis Xavier. He was the first missionary to India, his body was taken back to Goa when he died and now there is a pilgrimage to his tomb. Jesuits from India, Spain and China talk to us about why this saint is so important in their countries.
Lying just south of the equator, 160km north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is part of a great arc of mountains stretching from Asia, through Indonesia and into the South Pacific. Liam Dunne SVD shares his experiences working as a missionary with Divine World Missionaries in Papua New Guinea and how the locals taught him a […]
World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. October is the traditional month of universal mission since 1926. Miriam Gormally speaks to Edward Grimes CSSp, national director of World Missions Ireland, about how Mission Sunday began. He also talks about his time spent woking in Africa as a missionary […]
Throughout October, Mission Alive will hold a number of different events & celebrations throughout Ireland to commemorate Irish missionaries that have died abroad. Mary Bannon explains to Miriam Gormally that this years events will commemorate the lives of 14 particular missionaries that lost their lives violently. Miriam asks if there is still danger for missionaries […]