University Chaplaincy

Posted on 22. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Faith Groups, Schools

At this time of year many students are returning to University or starting to go for the first time. For many it is an exciting experience, for others it is a lonely time. Miriam Gormally met with Fr. Leon Ó Giolláin S.J. who is one of the Chaplains in UCD. He talked about some of […]

New Look for Trocáire box

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Easter, Fundraising, Schools, Seasons of the Church Year

This year’s Trocáire box comes with a difference. Instead of focusing on the people who will be receiving the money it will be focusing on those who are giving money. They also talked about why in particular they have been focusing on climate justice and why it is the most important issue of the day. […]

The Pope answers Children’s questions

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 in Community, Faith Groups, Family, Media, Pope Francis, Schools

Clara O’Gormain, a 12-year-old young Irish girl features in Pope Francis’ latest book, Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters From Children Around the Word, which is published by Irish Messenger Publications and Loyola Press USA. (March 2016) Clara comes from Galway and joined 259 children from other countries including Russia, Syria, Australia and Nigeria. […]

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 […]

Catholic Education

Posted on 04. Feb, 2016 in Christian Values, Community, Education, Religious patronage, Religious teaching, Schools

Until this Saturday, schools everywhere are celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2016, with the theme “Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”. While Catholic Schools have much to celebrate, Bishop Brendan Kelly writing in the Irish Times talked about how they are also unfairly criticised over their admissions policy. Miriam Gormally spoke with Eithne Woulfe SSL, former principal […]

A Jesuit Education

Posted on 30. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Religious teaching, Schools

Jesuit Education and their schools are renowned the world over, often which far more people wanting to attend than there are places. But what is it that makes them so special or desirable? Dr Jean-Pierre Eyanga Ekumeloko was educated in Boboto College in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He says that “There are values, […]

Teaching Art

Posted on 23. Jul, 2015 in Education, Exams, Schools

Art education is an important aspect of the overall education of children. Siobhan McKenzie is an art teacher  and believes that teaching through art opens up a whole world of colour to students and teaches them a better way to understand themselves. She talks to Miriam Gormally about the Learning Through Art program and how […]

Communion Considerations

Posted on 07. May, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Schools

It’s that time of year again when many excited little girls and boys around the country are preparing for the Communion. For some it is a meaningful sacrament, for others it is one of their biggest fashion days to date. The recession however has meant nothing but worry and stress before the First Holy Communion. […]

Spiritual Direction

Posted on 05. Mar, 2015 in Religious teaching, Spiritual

Brendan McManus, author and Jesuit priest, currently works in the area of spirituality and spiritual accompaniment in Belfast. He has recently published the book “Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino” which deals with healing and recovery in the aftermath of his brother’s death. He also moves across the border to Donegal to offer spiritual direction […]

Catholic Schools Week 2014

Posted on 23. Jan, 2014 in Schools, Young people

Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of the Catholic Faith and it’s deep involvement in the education of our youth.  Conor Deane went along to the launch of Catholic Schools Week in St. Dominics College Cabra to learn more about what it’s about and to see first hand the involvement of students and teachers and […]