Hearing our Body’s Call

Posted on 20. Jun, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music Therapy, Prayer, Spiritual, Vocation

In this second part of our series with Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, she explores how we actually “bully” our bodies.  She points out that we regularly berate our bodies for not being what we think they should be, in a way that we […]

Reconciling Religion and Psychology

Posted on 30. May, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Eastern Spirituality, Spiritual

Mysticism and religious experience have been dismissed by psychology as “nothing but” abnormal experiences or even medical conditions. Something Ralph Hood, Professor of Psychology and distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), disagrees with. He gave a presentation on Mysticism and the Relationship between Religion and Spirituality at the international conference […]

Spirituality for Professionals

Posted on 18. Apr, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Retreats, Spiritual, Vocation

The first ever international conference on ‘Spirituality in Society and the Professions‘ will take place in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), May 16-18, 2019 in Waterford, Ireland. The conference has attracted speakers from various parts of the USA, Australia, mainland Europe, UK, and Ireland. It is a collaboration between WIT and the Spirituality Institute for […]

Touched by the Holy Spirit

Posted on 21. Mar, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Retreats, Spiritual, Vocation

In this piece with Eddie Stones, healer and family man, we look at how he came to Charismatic Renewal later in life. Having been surprised by visions of our Lady, he later discovered a gift for healing people. Feeling himself drawn more and more to prayer, he found himself forming prayer groups to help intercede […]

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 […]