Ceremonies that Connect

Posted on 04. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Liturgy

Patricia Higgins is a OneSpirit Interfaith Minister and offers ceremonies to those who are looking for a way to express their spirituality in an open and inclusive way. She worked for many year with Slí Eile and other Church organisation before realising that she wanted the freedom to fulfil her calling as a minister. She […]

Bridging the Digital Divide

Posted on 04. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Schools

Tiernan O’Neill has spent over 12 years working in Corpus Christi primary school in Moyross, as a class teacher, home-school-community liaison co-ordinator and now Principal. He has seen first hand the devastating consequences of poverty and educational underachievement, but Covid-19 has led to increased difficulties. The lack of broadband and laptops is creating a “digital […]

Understanding the Virus

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Community, Environment, Health

Richard Leonard SJ is an Australian Jesuit and friend of the Irish Jesuit Province. He is also the author of the best-selling book Where the Hell is God, in which he explores the false theologies of suffering that have been current down the ages and explores what a true theology of suffering should be. The […]

Let Go and Let God

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice

Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago.  In this second part of his story, he compares some of the spiritual understandings of his Ignatian Camino with the Twelve Steps Program, recognising how he needed to “Let Go and Let God”. The book is the […]

Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled

Posted on 28. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Music

In these times of hardship, we draw solace from this chant, “Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled” from John 14:1-2 Let not your hearts be troubled, Trust in God and trust in me, In my Father’s house there are many rooms, I go there to prepare a place for you. It is from an album by […]

Faith and the Climate Crisis

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values

Dr Lorna Gold is a Scottish-Irish academic, climate campaigner and author. She also works for Trócaire and has been heavily involved in their climate campaign. Inspired by Laudato Si’ she will be hosting, “A Love Letter to the Earth” on May 24th, celebrating the fifth anniversary its publication. Here she talks with Miriam Gormally about faith and […]

Love Letter to the Earth

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment, Faith Groups, Nature

May marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, Care for our Common Home which revolutionised much of our theological thinking around the environment and our relation to the earth. Together with Veritas, Trócaire, the Mary Alyward Centre and Eco Congregations, they are organising an online evening of music, poetry and theology celebrating […]

The Woman with a Haemmorhage

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Health

As we come to the end of Eastertide, we play the last in our series of “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of The woman with a haemmorhage, who reached out to connect with Jesus, by touching the hem of his cloak. She was hoping that she might be healed, but […]

The Way to Manresa

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Book Reviews, Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Health, Nature, Pilgrimage

Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago. A story that Brendan describes as “a spirituality of failure”. The book is the story of Brendan’s experiences along the Ignatian Camino in Spain, which runs for 600km from Loyola to Manresa, following the journey that St […]

Covid-19 and Climate Change

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Climate Change, Community, Ecology, Environment

Dr Lorna Gold is a Scottish-Irish academic, climate campaigner and author. She also works for Trócaire and has been heavily involved in their climate campaign. Inspired by Laudato Si’ she will be hosting, “A Love Letter to the Earth” on May 24th, celebrating the fifth anniversary its publication. Here she talks with Miriam Gormally about the Covid-19 […]