Finding God in the Mess

Posted on 25. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Vocation

Trying to believe that there is something positive in everything, is one of the central messages of Brendan McManus’ book, “Finding God in the Mess”. Co-authored with Jim Deeds, he looks at how difficult situations can leave us struggling and feeling abandoned, but that taking time out to look back and understand life’s events can […]

Loss and Hope

Posted on 27. Jun, 2019 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Death, Health, Hospice, Relationships

Approximately 30,000 people die each year in Ireland. Each death affects at least 10 people, therefore at least 300,000 people are newly bereaved each year.  Many of those people die in the care of The Irish Hospice Foundation.  The Hospice published a book entitled ‘Irish Stories of Loss and Hope’ to help show people .. […]

Dancing to my Death

Posted on 23. May, 2019 in Cancer, Christian Values, Community, Death, Grief, Health

Dancing to my Death is the title of Daniel O’Leary’s final masterpiece. In it he reveals his dark night of the soul upon hearing his diagnosis of terminal cancer. A well-known priest and teacher, his retreats were always in demand and inspired many people deeply. During his final illness, Daniel examines his faith through a new […]

Eddies Stones on Healing

Posted on 14. Feb, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Vocation

Eddie Stones felt a calling to be a healer and his story has been one of our most requested pieces. Here Conor Deane does a follow up with him on Mercy. He talks about living with Mercy and without Judgment of others. Eddie Stones and his wife Lucy live in Emmanuel House of Providence which […]

A Near Death Experience

Posted on 03. Jan, 2019 in Death, Health, Spirituality

First played in 2005, this was also one of our most listened to pieces of 2019, looking at a Near Death Experience. Many of us have pondered what lies beyond the pearly gates and what will happen when our time to die arrives. Leila Merriman shares the extraordinary details of her near death experience while […]

Eddie Stones Healer And Family Man

Posted on 03. Jan, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Health, Spirituality

To start the New Year we will be playing some of the most listened to pieces from 2019. We start this piece, which was first played in 2013 and still topped the polls in 2019. Conor Deane speaks with Eddie Stones who discusses his time as a Healer in Emmanuel House Of Providence in Clonfert, […]

Prayer and Service with Alzheimers

Posted on 20. Sep, 2018 in Chronic illness, Community, Different abilities, Gospel Values

In this second part of our three part series, Des O’Grady SJ, talks about working with Alzheimers and in particular leading prayer, saying mass and doing his job. He currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital and says the disease gives him insight into those he serves in Dundrum who also have […]

Ageing with Alzheimers

Posted on 13. Sep, 2018 in Christian Values, Chronic illness, Community, Health, Mental Health

Des O’Grady SJ currently works as a chaplain in Dundrum central mental hospital. He himself was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers and in this first of at three part series, he talks candidly about his experience and the learning he has received from it. He says that the disease has given him more time and patience […]

Schizophrenia – Journey to Recovery

Posted on 12. Jul, 2018 in Health, Mental Health, Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the Irish population and involves hallucinations, hearing voices and an altered perception of reality.  It is extremely distressing for those suffering it and for anyone close to them.  In this piece from 2006, John Saunders, director Shine, formerly Schizophrenia Ireland, was speaking at a conference, called The Journey to Recovery […]

By Time is everything Revealed

Posted on 31. May, 2018 in Art, Cancer, Community, Ecology, Health, Medicine, Meditation, Mental Health

As plants everywhere are blooming we remember this interview with author, gardener and broadcaster, Fiann Ó Nualláin. In his book,”By Time is everything Revealed” he looks at mindfulness and spiritual awareness.  Fiann brings old Irish proverbs to life for the current generation. Proverbs stand the test of time because, as they contain timeless wisdom that can […]