Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 in Pilgrimage

It’s August again when Soul Waves Radio look back at pieces from the archive. In this piece from 2005, we look at Pilgrims Pilgrims have made their way to Rome since the dawn of Christianity. Fr. Albert McDonnell talks to Miriam Gormally about the summer pilgrimage to the Irish College in Rome and why he […]

New Life on the Camino

Posted on 14. Jun, 2018 in Community, Death, Ecology, Pilgrimage, Young people

In this time of year went people are thinking about getting away from it all for one reason or another, we remember this moving story with Daniel Lynch, who took on a journey that transformed his life. At 22, he experienced the loss of his partner in a freak accident at a wedding in a hotel. […]

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 […]

Mercy for our Hearts

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 in Church Teachings, Faith Groups, Pilgrimage

In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore looks at some of the initiatives taking place in his parish. He talks about some of the more imaginative ideas they will be introducing, from the interesting to the compassionate. He explains that all doors will be open and all confessions will be heard. […]

Retreats in Emmaus

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Education, Lent, Nature, Pilgrimage, Schools, Spiritual, Young people

  The Cloisters Walk in Emmaus Emmaus is a retreat centre in north county Dublin that has been offering residential and non residential retreats to people from all over the country for many years. To celebrate the launch of their 2016 programme, they will be holding a complimentary open day from 2pm to 5pm on […]

Parish of the Travelling People

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Grief, Pilgrimage, Pope Francis

Fr. Michael McCullagh recently travelled to Rome with the Parish of the Travelling People to meet Pope Francis. It was to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Parish of the Travelling People. Fr. Michael was their first parish priest and their current priest, Fr. Derek Farrell invited him along. The celebration was […]

Magis for World Youth Day

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 in Community, Pilgrimage, Young people

World Youth Day in Poland next summer will take place in Kraków in 2016.  Niall Leahy SJ will be there with a group of 30 or so students who will take part in Magis, the Jesuit preparation programme for World Youth Day. He describes it as an experience with 2,000 other young people who will […]

Doing Pilgrimage

Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 in Meditation, Pilgrimage, Uncategorized

Michael McCullagh CM, spiritual director in Maynooth College has recently returned from doing the Camino. Prior to going on Camino he did a pilgrimage in Lough Derg. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about how his inspiration to do the two pilgrimages and the difference between them.

Using Music To Spread The Word

Posted on 03. Oct, 2013 in Church Teachings, Gospel Values, Music, Youth

The 2 founders of Elation Ministries Seán Feeney and Paul Keogh both talk about their faith and their motivation and love for music and using it as a means to serve and spread the Good News. Elation Ministries are a highly acclaimed group who aim to bring the Gospel to people through music and song. […]

Taking Time Out

Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 in Pilgrimage

Many of us would love a chance to get away from it all and have some peace. For many, pilgrimage is the best choice for this. One of the most renowned and arguably challenging pilgrimages is Lough Derg, but every year it brings in crowds. Philomena Doherty from Donnybrook in Dublin has completed the three-day […]