Our Lady’s Island

Posted on 08. Aug, 2019 in Church Teachings, Faith and Justice, Festivals, Pilgrimage

In this piece from the archive, first published in 2006, we hear about Our Lady’s Island in Wexford, which has its pilgrimage season from Aug 15th, the feast of the Assumption to September 8th the birthday of Our Lady.  Miriam Gormally met Colin Murphy ADM to find out what is so special about Our Lady’s […]

New Youth Ministry

Posted on 16. Jul, 2019 in Christian Values, Young people, Youth

Terry Howard SJ speaks to Pat Coyle about setting up a young adult ministry in Belfast in collaboration with the Diocese of Down and Connor. He is currently full-time chaplain at Ulster University and has previously worked with Slí Eile Young Adult Ministry in Dublin. He talks about the importance of taking things slowly and […]

New Grandchild for Christmas

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Community, Family, Grandparents, Young people

Becoming a Grandparent for the first time is one of the most exciting experiences, so says Colm Holmes from “We are Church”. Here he talks with Miriam Gormally about how their new arrival has brought such joy into the lives of many. He explores the mystery of birth that emerged in their family from what […]

Pilgrims

Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 in Pilgrimage

It’s August again when Soul Waves Radio look back at pieces from the archive. In this piece from 2005, we look at Pilgrims Pilgrims have made their way to Rome since the dawn of Christianity. Fr. Albert McDonnell talks to Miriam Gormally about the summer pilgrimage to the Irish College in Rome and why he […]

New Life on the Camino

Posted on 14. Jun, 2018 in Community, Death, Ecology, Pilgrimage, Young people

In this time of year went people are thinking about getting away from it all for one reason or another, we remember this moving story with Daniel Lynch, who took on a journey that transformed his life. At 22, he experienced the loss of his partner in a freak accident at a wedding in a hotel. […]

Spiritual Healing

Posted on 24. Aug, 2017 in Cancer, Faith and Justice, Health, Outside Ireland - Medjugorje

In this piece from 2015 Colleen Willard shared her story of recovery from a brain tumour. Colleen Willard had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour before her arrival to Medjugorje. She shares her remarkable story of healing and surrendereing the God’s will and how this has changed her life. She will never stop giving […]

Mercy for our Hearts

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 in Church Teachings, Faith Groups, Pilgrimage

In this Year of Mercy, Bishop Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore looks at some of the initiatives taking place in his parish. He talks about some of the more imaginative ideas they will be introducing, from the interesting to the compassionate. He explains that all doors will be open and all confessions will be heard. […]

Retreats in Emmaus

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Education, Lent, Nature, Pilgrimage, Schools, Spiritual, Young people

  The Cloisters Walk in Emmaus Emmaus is a retreat centre in north county Dublin that has been offering residential and non residential retreats to people from all over the country for many years. To celebrate the launch of their 2016 programme, they will be holding a complimentary open day from 2pm to 5pm on […]

Parish of the Travelling People

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Grief, Pilgrimage, Pope Francis

Fr. Michael McCullagh recently travelled to Rome with the Parish of the Travelling People to meet Pope Francis. It was to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Parish of the Travelling People. Fr. Michael was their first parish priest and their current priest, Fr. Derek Farrell invited him along. The celebration was […]

Magis for World Youth Day

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 in Community, Pilgrimage, Young people

World Youth Day in Poland next summer will take place in Kraków in 2016.  Niall Leahy SJ will be there with a group of 30 or so students who will take part in Magis, the Jesuit preparation programme for World Youth Day. He describes it as an experience with 2,000 other young people who will […]