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 […]


Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 in Charity, Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Meditation, Spiritual, Spirituality

Satsang is a method to stop your mind from overthinking and to end suffering. Kosi is a Direct Path Advaita Vedanta (non-dual) teacher and has been a deeply devoted student of Gangaji, Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and Sri Amma Karunamayi in India. She brings the idea of an enquiring mind to Dublin in her conversations and […]

Mount Melleray Retreat

Posted on 20. Aug, 2015 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Retreats, Spiritual

Our pieces from the archive this week come from 2007. Mount Melleray offers refuge and a place of retreat to people looking for help or support in living a Christian life.  Living together in a community as a brotherhood, the monks teach that happiness can only be obtained by patience, mutual love and mutual care.  […]

Remembering Oscar Romero

Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 in Christian Values, Community, Death, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Spiritual

On May 23rd, Oscar Romero was beatified. Pope Francis said he “guided, defended and protected his flock, remaining loyal to the Gospel, in communion with the Church,” and in particular gave attention to the poorest and most marginalised in society. Romero was a controversial figure who was called back to the Vatican on three occasions, […]

A Vision of Faith

Posted on 21. May, 2015 in Saints, Spiritual

Larry Mooney assembled the first Volkswagon Beetle outside of Germany in Ireland, in Shelbourne Road. It now sits in the Volkswagen museum, the Autostadt, in Wolfsburg.  Larry was also a dancer, Irish language and racing car enthusiast. He credits God and his Faith for all of these achievement. He talks here with Conor Deane about how he […]

Spiritual Direction

Posted on 05. Mar, 2015 in Religious teaching, Spiritual

Brendan McManus, author and Jesuit priest, currently works in the area of spirituality and spiritual accompaniment in Belfast. He has recently published the book “Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino” which deals with healing and recovery in the aftermath of his brother’s death. He also moves across the border to Donegal to offer spiritual direction […]

Call On Me Again

Posted on 25. Sep, 2014 in Art, Community, Music Therapy, Rehabilitation, Spiritual, Spirituality, Young people

Here is the latest piece of music from Eamon Keane, musician, therapist and radio presenter. It is called “Call on Me Again” and was written while Eamon was working in South Africa. The song derives its inspiration from his work as therapist listening to the stories of many students who feel forgotten. He will be […]

Living with Suicide

Posted on 11. Sep, 2014 in Retreats, Spiritual, Suicide

Suicide is unfortunately prevalent in our society and the statistics are a stark reality of the numbers of people impacted by suicide. It’s estimated that around 1,000 people die by suicide in Ireland each year and many hundreds more are affected. Lough Derg are holding a special Living with Suicide Retreat day on September 24th to bring […]

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 […]

Renewal In The Faith – A Testimony

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 in Faith and Justice, Prayer, Relationships, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

Pat Reynolds is originally from Scotland. Here he talks of his faith journey and of his work with the youth of his parish. Catholic Parishes across Ireland are going through seismic transformations due to the lack of vocations to the Priesthood. This has meant that they are being “clustered” whereby 2 or 3 parishes are […]