Remembrance Sunday

Posted on 31. Dec, 2020 in Church of Ireland, Conflict, Death

The former Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Rev Victor Stacey recently died. We listen back to his contribution to Soul Waves from 2014. In this piece we hear him talking about the Armistice between the Allies and the Germans which came into effect and the Great War was over.  It had lasted four […]

Bereavement Support

Posted on 26. Nov, 2020 in Death, Relationships

Soul Waves Radio has come to the end of its journey. It’s been a very interesting and exciting time and we were glad to share so many interviews with you. We will be publishing pieces from the archive, until the archive moves to and then you will be able to access them there. We […]

It was Suicide

Posted on 19. Nov, 2020 in Death, Depression, Faith and Justice, Mental Health, Suicide

The death of a son is hard to deal with, but when that death is a suicide, it is so much harder.  David Wynne lost his son Derek to suicide on the 8th of February 1997 and David still lives with the grief.  In this piece from the archive, Rev. Ian Poulton met David and […]

Remembering the Dead

Posted on 29. Oct, 2020 in Church Teachings, Death

November is the month that we remember the dead, starting with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls.  In this piece from 2012, Miriam Gormally spoke with Marianne O’Connor OS, Director General of CORI about her memories of All Saints and All Souls as well as the importance of having a month that allows […]

Remembering John Hume

Posted on 06. Aug, 2020 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Death, Gospel Values

John Hume, one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement, “never lost faith in peace”, mourners at his funeral have been told. The former SDLP leader and Nobel Prize laureate died on Monday, August the 3rd, aged 83. Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, there were limited numbers of about one hundred people […]

A Near Death Experience

Posted on 30. Jul, 2020 in Death, Health, Spirituality

Many of us have pondered what lies beyond the pearly gates and what will happen when our time to die arrives. In one of the most popular piece from the archives Leila Merriman shares the extraordinary details of her near death experience while she was very ill with pneumonia. She describes a feeling of elation, […]

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 […]

Loss and Hope

Posted on 02. Apr, 2020 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Health, Hospice, Relationships

With the Coronavirus sweeping across the globe, people are more aware of our fragility and loss. In this piece from the archives we look back at “Irish Stories of Loss and Hope” a book published by Hospice Foundation.  They wanted to help show people … “the individual nature of grief, the difficulties that grieving brings and […]

Understanding the Sacrament of the Sick

Posted on 26. Mar, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Death, Gospel Values, Health

Australian Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard, author of Hatch, Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments, talks to Pat Coyle  about the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. Pointing to the miracles, he emphasises that Christ’s mission was clearly one of healing with the sacrament as part of the tradition. He notes that the […]

The Mystery of the Soul

Posted on 31. Oct, 2019 in Church Teachings, Community, Death, Saints

In this piece Dermot Roantree, editor with Jesuit communications, talks about the biggest mystery of all – the mystery of death. He explores the days of All Saint and All Souls and says that for some mysteries like death, it may be better that we don’t expect answers, but only ask questions. Drawing on lyrics […]