Hearing our Body’s Call

Posted on 09. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music Therapy, Prayer, Spiritual, Vocation

In this second part of our series from the archives with Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, she explores how we actually “bully” our bodies.  She points out that we regularly berate our bodies for not being what we think they should be, in a […]

Celtic Spirituality

Posted on 09. Jul, 2020 in EcoCongregations, Ecological, Ecology, Nature, Retreats, Spiritual, Spirituality

  http://www.youtube.com/user/SalvaTerraVision Sr. Marian O’Sullivan, a Dominican sister in the Dominican Ecology Centre in Wicklow Town was host to John Philip Newell a Church Of Scotland Minister from Edinburgh with a particular interest in Celtic Spirituality. Philip was in Wicklow to give a talk to several priests and religious who are on a sabbatical residential […]

Connecting to the Body Part 1

Posted on 02. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Meditation, Spirituality

In this two part series from the archives, Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada explores our relationships with our bodies. She feels strongly that the body is central to how we live, move, breathe, question, and uncover passion and voice. She is also a dancer, […]

St Antony: Patron of Lost Things

Posted on 25. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Saints

For anyone who has ever lost anything, they will be familiar with praying to St. Antony, whose feast falls in June. What is lesser known is that he was also famous for his eloquence and powers of reconciliation. Born Fernando Martins in Lisbon, Portugal, his family were very wealthy.  By the age of fifteen asked to […]

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Posted on 25. Jun, 2020 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice

In this piece from June 14th 2006, we look at the story of Sr Briege. When Sr Briege was a young girl working in Dublin, she was introduced to the writings of Sister (as she was then) Elizabeth of the Trinity.  She still remembers vividly the effect they had on her and how her future […]

Come to Me

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

Our chant for this week is, Come to Me from the album Shelter Me – Reflective Chants of Gentleness and Calm by Marie Dunne CHF, featuring Katie O’Flaherty and Eugene Ginty. Matthew 11:28 Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest; Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest.

Music for the Soul

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

Brendan McManus is an Irish Jesuit, author, blogger and spiritual director who has been writing a lot during the pandemic. In one article he talks about how music helped him get through some of the hardest moments in his life and how it also allowed him to make spiritual break throughs while on retreat. Here […]

The New Fascism

Posted on 18. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Politics

Michael Kirwan SJ is a theologian with a particular interest in political theology who lectures in the Loyola Institute of Catholic theology in Trinity College Dublin. In this piece with Pat Coyle, he looks at what some commentators are calling ‘new fascism’. He says that it appears today as if we are almost replicating the processes […]

Online Ceremonies

Posted on 11. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Liturgy

In this second part with Patricia Higgins, a One Spirit Interfaith Minister, we look at her work hosting services during the lockdown. A lot of her training for the One Spirit Interfaith Ministry was done online, so she felt that it gave her a certain advantage in terms of being adaptable during Covid-19. She says […]

Laudato Tree

Posted on 11. Jun, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Laudato Tree is a project aimed at healing the planet and empowering its people. With the backing of Pope Francis and a gift of 1000 trees from Cardinal Tukson, the initiative will contribute towards The Great Green Wall  in the Sahel – a prime example of ecological conservation in action. Pope Francis endorsed the project on […]