Being Present

Posted on 31. Aug, 2017 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Spirituality

Jan Phillips is author, artist and activist. She recently created some controversy when she said that Trump was her muse. She further explained that extreme people holding extreme positions often inspire great responses and that Trump might awaken us all to action. This is a piece from an interview with her back in 2007 where […]

A Near Death Experience

Posted on 10. Aug, 2017 in Death, Health, Spirituality

Many of us have pondered what lies beyond the pearly gates and what will happen when our time to die arrives. In this piece from 2005, Leila Merriman shares the extraordinary details of her near death experience while she was very ill with pneumonia. She describes a feeling of elation, warmth and total happiness and […]

The Pope’s Children

Posted on 20. Jul, 2017 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Spirituality

In this piece from the archives, we hear from David McWilliams, who says Christians might be fighting a futurist battle. He says that the younger generation have a la carte values, but that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  He wrote the book in Search of the Pope’s Children which tracked Ireland’s successful young entrepreneurs, where he claimed […]

Eddie Stones Healer And Family Man

Posted on 27. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Spirituality

This piece was first played in 2013 and we are putting it out again today because it has since been our most listened to pieces of all time. Conor Deane speaks with Eddie Stones who discusses his time as a Healer in Emmanuel House Of Providence in Clonfert, Co. Galway. As a first in a […]

Engaging Faith through Film

Posted on 20. Apr, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Faith Groups, Retreats, Spirituality, Young people

NUA is a series of eight short films about fifteen minutes each, produced by Scripture Union Ireland. The films encourage questions, acknowledge doubt, and offer an engaging and fresh perspective on the Christian faith. Scott Evans, Church of Ireland Chaplain at UCD was one of the script writers for this series of films. Here he […]

Studying Spirituality

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 in Spirituality

Michael O’Sullivan SJ the Co founder of SpIRE, the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education, spoke about the the need for a leading institute for spirituality in Ireland. Following the closure of both the Milltown Institute and then All Hallows, himself and Bernadette Flanagan felt the lack of any place for spiritual studies in Ireland. […]

Hammarskjöld – Mystic and Martyr

Posted on 17. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Economy, Gospel Values, Spirituality

US President John F. Kennedy called Dag Hammarskjöld “the greatest statesman of our century”. Born in Sweeden he was appointed to the post of UN Secretary-General in 1953. During his term, Hammarskjöld tried to smooth relations between Israel and the Arab states. Other highlights include a 1955 visit to China to negotiate release of 11 […]

Mercy at work in Hospitals

Posted on 10. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Grief, Hospice, Spirituality, Suicide

Marianne Quinn is the chaplain in St Columcille hospital in Loughlinstown, Dublin. Her work involves caring for the dying and for those who have been bereaved. She says that her work allows her to channel God’s mercy and to be present in whatever way she is needed. Mercy, she says, is particularly important in deaths […]

The Spirituality of Virginia Woolf

Posted on 10. Mar, 2016 in Art, Book Reviews, Christian Values, Spirituality, War / Civil Unrest

Well-known author Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) may have been an atheist, but she nonetheless had a rich and deep spirituality, according to Professor Stephanie Paulsell of the Harvard Divinity School. She spoke in Milltown Park on March 8, at the invitation of SpIRE, the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education. Professor Paulsell described Woolf’s family ties […]

Making Good Decisions

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 in Book review, Book Reviews, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Gospel Values, Spirituality

Brian Grogan SJ’s latest book, Making Good Decisions – A Beginners Guide, is a fresh and interactive approach to good decision-making. The author says it’s a  dynamic approach where theory is illustrated with case studies, stories and real-life experiences, including his own. The book is aimed at anyone (Christian or other) interested in making wise […]