January is a time for turning over a new leaf and what better way than to ensure that we all live more ecologically. In this piece from the Jan 2006 archive, Miriam Gormally speaks with Dorrie Balse who coordinated the then Masters programme in Holistic development for Pastoral Ministry and a Masters programme in Social […]
Fr. Conor Cunningham PP Lisdoonvarna talks with Conor Deane about Christmas and his Community Weddings Initiative in Lisdoonvarna. Some years ago, during the recession, Fr. Conor Cunningham PP for Lisdoonvarna drew national attention in the press because of his offer within his parish newsletter of Community Weddings for those who found themselves unable […]
During the Christmas season we have a tradition of bringing nature into out homes, from the Christmas tree to holly to yew logs. Miriam Gormally met John McLaughlin from the tree council of Ireland to find out where these traditions originate. He also explained why it is important to be careful about what we bring […]
We hear many wonderful pieces of music over the Christmas period. Here Ted Courtney, a lover of choral music, selects a number of lovely pieces that he feels represent Christmas.
December 10th, just over fifty years ago, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic conference. At the time he was the best known Catholic monk in the world. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (Elected Silence in the English edition), was an unlikely best […]
Mary is much celebrated at this time of year – December the 8th, when we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Nov 21st, when we celebrate “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. Marie Dunne, a Holy Faith Sister talks about how she wrote her song Mary Temple of the Lord for the […]
Soul Waves Radio has come to the end of its journey. It’s been a very interesting and exciting time and we were glad to share so many interviews with you. We will be publishing pieces from the archive, until the archive moves to Jesuit.ie and then you will be able to access them there. We […]
It’s a long time since people were queuing up for Saturday night confession. Less and less people are availing of the Sacrament and even practising Catholics no longer think of it as an important part of the lives, does it have relevance for people today? In this piece from the archive, Eileen Good spoke to David […]
What is Advent all about, what is the true meaning of Advent? In this piece from the archive, Eileen Good met Jesuit priest Tony O’Riordan and asked him how we should utilise the season of Advent and what we should celebrate as we head towards the feast of Christmas.
The Vision of Inclusion Ireland is that of people with an intellectual disability living and participating in the community with equal rights as citizens, to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential. Deirdre Carroll speaks to Miriam Gormally about the right of children with disabilities to have a place in mainstream schools […]