First Coptic Bishop of Ireland

Posted on 07. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Spirituality, Vocation

His Grace Bishop Antony entered the monastic life in 1981 at the Anba Bishoy Monastery where he was ordained as a monk and priest by the name of Father Akxious El Anba Bishoy. Then he started his mission in Switzerland and later the Republic of Ireland and the UK. In 1995 His Holiness Pope Shenouda […]

Film, Faith and Music

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Achievement, Christian Values, Film Reviews, Music, Relationships, Spirituality

Michael Aherne, who plays The Commitments’ pianist Steven Clifford, was an employee for the Dublin Corporation and took a three-month leave of absence to make the film. He is currently head of the transport development at the National Transport Authority as well as working for Spirit Radio and doing gigs with The Commitments. In this […]

Understanding Spirituality

Posted on 17. Jan, 2019 in Church Teachings, Community, Spirituality, Vocation

Arthur Holder, Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, discusses the meaning of spirituality with Pat Coyle. His core thesis is that to be human is to be spiritual. Also that the most profound way to nurture and deepen one’s spirituality is to “pay attention”. Together with Pat, he explores […]

A Near Death Experience

Posted on 03. Jan, 2019 in Death, Health, Spirituality

First played in 2005, this was also one of our most listened to pieces of 2019, looking at a Near Death Experience. Many of us have pondered what lies beyond the pearly gates and what will happen when our time to die arrives. Leila Merriman shares the extraordinary details of her near death experience while […]

Eddie Stones Healer And Family Man

Posted on 03. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Spirituality

To start the New Year we will be playing some of the most listened to pieces from 2019. We start this piece, which was first played in 2013 and still topped the polls in 2019. Conor Deane speaks with Eddie Stones who discusses his time as a Healer in Emmanuel House Of Providence in Clonfert, […]

What Lies Beyond? Part 1

Posted on 27. Sep, 2018 in Death, Spirituality

Brian Grogan SJ has long been intrigued by the question of life after death. Author of the  book, Where to from Here” The Christian Vision of the Afterlife, he explores this topic in depth. He explains that it started as academic research, but then became more pressing as he himself started to get older. He is […]

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 […]

Does Christ Matter?

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Spirituality

Does Christ Matter? is the title of a book written as a dialogue between members of two Irish Churches, Timothy Kinahan, an Anglican and Brian Lennon, a Jesuit. Although their communities in Northern Ireland were often divided, the authors have worked together for over 40 years on issues of theology, conflict, reconciliation and the relevance […]

Studying Spirituality

Posted on 08. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Spirituality

Dr Michael O’Sullivan of SpIRE, the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education, gave a lecture on 15 February to the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University on the subject of ‘authentic interiority and the study of spirituality’. The aim of his paper was to demonstrate that the field of spirituality is a fit field […]

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 […]