Remembering Fr. Peyton

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Vocation

‘The family that prays together stays together’ was the well known, often quoted slogan of the Rosary priest, the late Fr. Patrick Peyton. In this piece from the archive, from 2009, we hear about the international celebration that was organised to mark the centenary of his birth in Ireland.  Fr. Jim Phelan, Director of the […]

Dom Helder Camera

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

Some of us are lucky enough meet a person who profoundly changes our lives for the better.  For Don Mullen, author and film maker, that person was Brazilian born Bishop Dom Helder Camera who saw the presence of God in everything.  Dom Helder was born over a 100 years ago and in this piece from […]

Music: Sí Gaoithe

Posted on 17. Sep, 2020 in Music

Taken from the Album, Celtic Passage, our music piece this week is Deirdre Ní Chinnéide’s Sí Gaoithe/Spirit Breeze. www.deirdrenichinneide.com  

Music – Ave Maria

Posted on 10. Sep, 2020 in Music

Our music this week is a piece from Schubert, taken from the album Love Divine-The Complete Guide to Music for a Church Wedding.

Reflection on Meditation

Posted on 03. Sep, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Spirituality

Meditation is increasingly becoming more popular as a way to unwind and clear the mind.  John Main was a very important figure in reviving the Christian Meditation.  In this piece from 2008, Eamon gives us an insight into why one should meditate and some practical guidelines on how to get started.

150 Years at Lourdes

Posted on 03. Sep, 2020 in Church Teachings, Retreats

In this piece from 2008, we look at the 150 year celebration of Lourdes, where Bernadette’s original apparition of the Virgin Mary occurred.  Lourdes has become the second most popular site for Christian pilgrimage, after Rome.  Some bemoan what they see as the crass commercialisation of a spiritual event and yet the site continues to […]

More than JUST Cancer – Janette Bryne

Posted on 20. Aug, 2020 in Book Reviews, Cancer, Economy, Health

In this piece from the archive, first recorded in 2006, we hear from, Janette Byrne, a woman with a mission.  A passionate woman whose time in hospital was spent not just battling with cancer, but also with a system that failed to provide her with the most basic facilities: a bed and treatment.  Her own […]

Saving the Children in the Philippians

Posted on 20. Aug, 2020 in Charity, Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

For over 30 years, Columban priest Fr. Shay Cullen has worked in the Philippines on behalf of children who are being sexually exploited, many of them as young as four.  He was also a Nobel Prize Nominee for his work with children worldwide. In this piece from the archive, first recorded in 2006, when he […]

Working with Chaplaincy

Posted on 20. Aug, 2020 in Community, Faith and Justice

In this piece form the archive, first recorded in 2005, Catherine Merry shares her experiences working with chaplaincy since 1979. She describes her role in the chaplaincy office as just being there to listen to the stories of the people that come in and talks about the challenges she faces in her job. Catherine is […]

Benedictines in Ireland

Posted on 13. Aug, 2020 in Faith and Justice, Saints, Vocation

For the month of August, Soul Waves Radio will be reliving some interviews from the past. First published in Sept 2005, this piece looks a Glenstal Abbey,  a Benedictine monastery in County Limerick. Colman O Clabaigh OSB is a monk of Glenstal Abbey, where he is the monastery librarian. In this interview he talks about the […]