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. […]

Mary of Bethany

Posted on 30. Apr, 2020 in Community, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of Mary of Bethany, looking for her sister to help her deal with horror of death and reflecting on happier times when she was inspired to anoint the feet of Jesus.

Help for South Sudan

Posted on 30. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Families in the refugee camp in Maban, South Sudan, where Irish Jesuit Tony O’Riordan works, have one bar of soap to last them a month – just one of the challenges facing refugees as the government of one of the poorest countries in the world struggles to keep the coronavirus at bay. Tony O’Riordan is […]

Love One Another

Posted on 30. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

In these times of hardship, we draw inspiration from the core Christian philosophy to “love one another”. The chant draws its inspiration from John 13:34 Love one another as I have loved you, This is all I ask of you; That you love one another, serve each other, Just as I have shown to you […]

Redemption Road

Posted on 23. Apr, 2020 in Achievement, Book Reviews, Charity, Uncategorized

Struggling to come to terms with his brother’s suicide, Jesuit priest Brendan McManus decides to walk the Camino de Santiago, where he undergoes a transformative journey of rebirth and renewal that moves through grief and anger to hope and acceptance. He seeks understanding in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, […]

Women of the Cross – Martha

Posted on 23. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

For Eastertide, we continue our series on Women of the Cross, this time looking at Martha, who opened her house to Jesus. Here we hear her side of the story, told in a way that brings this story to life and reminds us not to judge others.

Do not be Afraid

Posted on 23. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

The chant, “Do Not be Afraid”, inspired by Isaiah 41.10 is a reminder of how we are not alone in these dark times. “Do not be afraid I am with you, I am by your side; Trust in me, have faith in me and do not be afraid.” It is from an album by Marie […]

Women of the Cross

Posted on 16. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church

For Eastertide, we continue our series on Women of the Cross, this time looking at the women who was brought to Jesus accused of adultery. Here we hear her side of the story, told in a way that brings this story to life and reminds us of the human instinct to accuse others before looking […]