Waiting – Advent Music

Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 in Advent, Community, Music, Seasons of the Church Year

Our piece of music for Advent comes from Sister Marie Dunne, a native of Dublin, and member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Faith. Entitled “Waiting” it sums up the feelings and expectations that all surround the Advent Season. Marie has been a composer of liturgical and religious music for over 30 […]

Celebrating Marriage

Posted on 28. Nov, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Married Couples, Mass, Music, Sexuality, Vocation

Not many know that marriage was one of the last sacraments to be included, says Richard Leonard SJ in his book, Hatch Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments. He talks about why it is so important and that it’s wonderful to have a sacrament to celebrate and promote the healthy sexuality of marriage. He […]

Music: When this Day is Done

Posted on 14. Nov, 2019 in Music, Weddings and Marriage

This week’s music piece is taken from Liam Lawton’s CD A Day of Our Own – Music for Wedding Liturgy.

Communicating God’s Love

Posted on 29. Aug, 2019 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

Continuing with our pieces from the archive, we hear about Radio Maria, a Christian Radio station that aims to help communicate God’s divine love and Mercy, which was launched in Ireland on Thursday Feb 11th.  Fr. Michael Ross SDB, a Salesian Priest, is director of Radio Maria Ireland. He talks with Conor Deane before the […]

Transcendence of Music Part 2

Posted on 11. Jul, 2019 in Community, Meditation, Music

In this second part of this series, Kevin Jackson, Professor of Business Ethics and Law at Fordham University in New York City, as well as composer and jazz pianist, talks about music his own journey from agnostic to Catholic. He spoke of how music during spiritual services brought him to an appreciation of something deeper […]

A Mother’s Embrace

Posted on 09. May, 2019 in Music

We have a piece of music this week from Tom Phelan, a Jesuit performing with the Martin Healy Trad band, titled A Mother’s Embrace, celebrating the life of his mother.

Music: Queen of the May

Posted on 02. May, 2019 in Music

For the first week in May our music piece this week is Queen of the May, sung by the Palestrina Choir.  It is available on their album The Bells of the Angelus.

Music for Eastertide

Posted on 25. Apr, 2019 in Community, Easter, Music

Singer, songwriter and composer, Eamon Keane is also a counsellor. He comes from an artistic family — actor father, Eamonn, musician mother, Maura Hassett, journalist brother, Fergal, playwright uncle, John B — and his talents are eclectic. Classically trained as a pianist, his music is wide ranging. He also believes that spirit is very important in […]

One Love

Posted on 04. Apr, 2019 in Music

Now how about a bouncy breeze piece of music to cheer us up in these turbulent times  –  listen to this,  The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and ONE LOVE !

Ode to Bridget

Posted on 31. Jan, 2019 in Ecological, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music, Saints

From the Album, Celtic Soul by Nóirín Ni Riain, this beautiful song, Ode to Bridget, draws from the deepest well of the Sean Nós (old style) tradition. It celebrates Bridget and praises her contribution to Ireland, the Earth and others.