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 […]

Vegan Lenten Fast

Posted on 12. Mar, 2020 in Christian Values, Heart disease, Lent, Medicine

There is a long tradition of fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church, particularly during Lent. Even to this day, Catholics are called on to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent. For many, it is something that has largely fallen by the wayside and most people pick and chose what […]

Surviving Leukaemia

Posted on 02. Jan, 2020 in Cancer, Chronic illness, Health

A cancer diagnosis is something that everybody dreads. Brenda Drumm of the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth heard the news that she had leukaemia in Jan 2007.  In this piece for 2009, she tells her story to Miriam Gormally and explains how the disease changed her life.

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 […]

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 […]