Let Go and Let God

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago.  In this second part of his story, he compares some of the spiritual understandings of his Ignatian Camino with the Twelve Steps Program, recognising how he needed to “Let Go and Let God”. The book is the […]

Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

In these times of hardship, we draw solace from this chant, “Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled” from John 14:1-2 Let not your hearts be troubled, Trust in God and trust in me, In my Father’s house there are many rooms, I go there to prepare a place for you. It is from an album by […]

Faith and the Climate Crisis

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

Dr Lorna Gold is a Scottish-Irish academic, climate campaigner and author. She also works for Trócaire and has been heavily involved in their climate campaign. Inspired by Laudato Si’ she will be hosting, “A Love Letter to the Earth” on May 24th, celebrating the fifth anniversary its publication. Here she talks with Miriam Gormally about faith and […]

The Woman with a Haemmorhage

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Health

As we come to the end of Eastertide, we play the last in our series of “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of The woman with a haemmorhage, who reached out to connect with Jesus, by touching the hem of his cloak. She was hoping that she might be healed, but […]

The Way to Manresa

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Book Reviews, Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Health, Nature, Pilgrimage

Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago. A story that Brendan describes as “a spirituality of failure”. The book is the story of Brendan’s experiences along the Ignatian Camino in Spain, which runs for 600km from Loyola to Manresa, following the journey that St […]

Covid-19 and Climate Change

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment

Dr Lorna Gold is a Scottish-Irish academic, climate campaigner and author. She also works for Trócaire and has been heavily involved in their climate campaign. Inspired by Laudato Si’ she will be hosting, “A Love Letter to the Earth” on May 24th, celebrating the fifth anniversary its publication. Here she talks with Miriam Gormally about the Covid-19 […]

Women of the Cross – Veronica

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Death, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of Veronica who was moved by the sight of Christ carrying his cross to Golgotha, gave him her kerchief to wipe his brow, after which he handed it back imprinted with the image of his face. Like the others, she is […]

The Woman at the Well

Posted on 07. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of The Woman at the Well and how Jesus turned her life around. Like the others, she is a woman of God, who was present in Jesus’s life; whose story is often told but not always heard. We are very […]

Designed for Happiness

Posted on 07. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Spirituality

In this piece from the archive Professor Stuart Walker, who holds the Chair of Design for Sustainability at Lancaster University in the UK, speaks to Pat Coyle about how materially saturated we are in this world and how design needs to become sustainable and better at promoting human happiness rather than accumulating more material goods. […]

My soul finds Rest

Posted on 07. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music Therapy

This week, we our chant draws inspiration from the Christian psalms where we are promised rest. My Soul Finds Rest  Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in you my God, my soul finds rest in you; You are my rock and you are my strength, my soul finds rest in you. Shelter me from the […]