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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Addictive Eaters

Posted on 26. Apr, 2018 in Community, Eating Disorder

For most people eating is a pleasure, but for some it can be an addiction. Addictive Eaters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from addictive eating. AEA was established in Christchurch, New Zealand by […]