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 […]

New Life on the Camino

Posted on 31. Mar, 2016 in Community, Death, Ecology, Pilgrimage, Young people

Daniel Lynch, at 22 experienced the loss of his partner in a freak accident at a wedding in a hotel. Unable to get his life together he was eventually “pressured” to go and walk the Camino by his friend and priest, Fr. Tony O’Riordan SJ. It was a life changing experience, and gave him a whole […]

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 […]

Lough Derg: spiritual bootcamp

Posted on 25. Jul, 2013 in Pilgrimage, Spirituality

Lough Derg, the Sanctuary of St Patrick, is a unique island of pilgrimage, in a small lake in County Donegal. Laura Byrne speaks to Fr. Robert McCabe, staff priest on Lough Derg and a chaplain in the Irish Army, about the enduring and increasing appeal of pilgrimage despite the strict routine and austere practices. Fr. […]