Union with God

Posted on 03. May, 2018 in Spiritual, Spirituality

Could it be possible to achieve lasting union with God and eternal happiness freeing your consciousness from fear anxiety and stress? This is the teaching of satsang – silence (meditation) and sound (mantra). Kosi is a western guru who teaches in this direct manner. She believes that the teaching can resonate with Christians as Christ […]

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 […]

Take Ten Minutes for Lent

Posted on 07. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Retreats, Spiritual

Taking ten minutes out for reflection is a new idea for a retreat run by the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality and Culture in Galway. Eddie Cosgrave SJ, the new Director of the centre says that they are looking for people to take part in a six-week Lenten challenge, dedicating ten minutes a day to a […]

Remembering the Dead

Posted on 02. Nov, 2017 in Death, Spiritual

  November is a month to remember the dead. Starting with the two feast days of All Saints and All Souls, the month continues as a time for quiet reflection on mortality and for taking stock. Fr. Vincent O’Hara, a Carmalite talks about the month of November and how we can remember the dead and […]

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” […]

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 […]

Awakening

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 […]