Holistic Ageing

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Ecological, Ecology, Gospel Values, Retreats, Spiritual

Catherine McCann is an 84-year-old physiotherapist, counsellor and spiritual director. She runs the Shekina Sculpture Garden in County Wicklow providing a space for reflective days and celebrations. In this interview with Pat Coyle, Catherine talks about her life and her latest book Love Life: A holistic understanding of ageing in which she hopes to give older people the tools […]

The Vegan Saint

Posted on 22. Feb, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Ecological, Ecology, Saints, Spirituality

  A Miracle of Saint Francis of Paola is the name of the above painting hanging in the National Gallery and is attributed to Pietro Novelli, a Sicillan painter. It depicts Saint Francis of Paola, a vegan and animal lover, from the region of Calabria in southwest Italy. The story depicted is of St Francis […]

Loving Sister Earth

Posted on 20. Oct, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Ecological, Ecology, Gospel Values, Retreats, Spiritual

Brian Grogan SJ talks about how time is running out for our planet and how we are called to fall in love with what St Francis called “Sister Earth”. He explains that as Christians, we are called on to defend and protect our common home. He is part of an organization called “Loving Sister Earth” […]

Celtic Spirituality with Philip Newell

Posted on 07. Mar, 2014 in EcoCongregations, Ecological, Ecology, Nature, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

Sr. Marian O’Sullivan, a Dominican sister in the Dominican Ecology Centre in Wicklow Town was host recently to John Philip Newell a Church Of Scotland Minister from Edinburgh with a particular interest in Celtic Spirituality. Philip was in Wicklow to give a talk to several priests and religious who are on a sabbatical residential course […]

Feed the Five Thousand

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 in Charity, Ecological, Ecology

Everyday in Ireland, huge amounts of food are wasted, by individuals, supermarkets and suppliers. In an attempt to reclaim some of the food and to increase our awareness of food wastage, Feed the Five Thousand plan to feed 5,000 people on Saturday, November 24th. Iseult Ward, who has been involved in the project from the […]

Time Out in Glendalough

Posted on 16. May, 2007 in Ecological, Environment, Retreats, Spiritual

For centuries, Glendalough  – the valley of the two lakes – has attracted people because of its unique blend of solitude and natural beauty, making it easy to understand why St. Kevin went there as a hermit and later chose to build his monastery there.  Fr. Kevin Doran told Eileen Good how it is that […]