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Bishop Brendan Leahy on the Year of Faith

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick explains why the Church is celebrating the Year of Faith and its link with the Second Vatican Council.

Particles of Faith (5) – Interview with Anne Sodden

Anne Soden shares how her relationship with the Holy Spirit was transformed through illness and her battle with cancer.

Going beyond cultural catholicism with St Paul

In this extract from a talk at SpiritFest 2013, Fr Kieran O'Mahony reflects that cultural catholicism can be a mere shell without any inner substance.

Joe Sheridan – Horizon of Hope Conference

Meath footballer Joe Sheridan speaking on the importance of encouraging young people in the faith, the joy of WYD in Madrid and the benefit of practicing our faith.

John Waters – Horizon of Hope Conference

John Waters reflects on how our modern society avoids fundamental questions of being and meaning. The absence of those deeper questions is eroding our longstanding christian culture.

Rediscovering the dignity of childhood – Prof Eamonn Conway

Prof Conway’s second talk at SpiritFest 2013 was entitled - ‘Rediscovering the dignity of childhood" and draws on the writings of Karl Rahner.

I don’t go to Mass…. does it matter? – Prof Eamonn Conway

Prof Conway's first talk at SpiritFest 2013 entitled - 'I don't go to Mass but I am spiritual: does it matter?". While charting new social patterns, Fr Conway highlights the importance of our faith community.

SpiritFest 2013 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes those attending SpiritFest 2013 in Dundalk on 11th May 2013. More videos available soon.

‘Let this be our attitude’ – Ruth Patterson at SpiritFest 2013

Full recording of the address by Dr Ruth Patterson to SpiritFest 2013 entitled ‘Let this be our attitude’.

Share the Good News – leaflets now available

Find out about the series of seven leaflets which help introduce people to the content and vision of the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland.

Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic NGOs

Suzanne Mulligan gives a brief overview of key concepts in Catholic Social Teaching and their relevance to Trocaire and other Catholic NGOs

K&L Congress 2013 – Rev Eamonn Conway

Fr Conway addressed the 2013 Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan Congress on the fundamentals of Christian Faith. Full text available.

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

A video reflection which features the empty tomb of Easter morn with the angels standing by.

Fr Václav Klement on ‘Project Europe’ in Ireland

On a visit to the Irish Province, Fr Klement, Councillor for Salesian Missions, shares some reflections about 'project Europe' which includes 5 Salesian missionaries in Ireland.

Cana Ireland – a time away for couples

Learn about the Cana programme for married couples, which seeks to strengthen their marriages and deepen their spiritual lives. Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry, 21st-27th July 2013. Contact Eugene Smith, Tel: 0857330191 email:

Particles of Faith (10) – Interview with Bishop John Kirby

Bishop John Kirby shares what nourishes his faith and his view of the role of laity in the Church.

Bringing Don Bosco to my own home town

Br Padraig McDonald shares his experience of bringing Don Bosco to his own home town of Ballinakill, Co. Laois.

Don Bosco in Maynooth – Good night by Fr John Butler

Fr John Butler gives a reflection at a gathering in St Catherine's Salesian and Lay Community in Maynooth as part of the Irish pilgrimage of the Don Bosco relic.

Don Bosco Irish Pilgrimage – Homily by the Papal Nuncio

Homily of the Archbishop Charles Brown (Papal Nuncio) in St Agnes Church, Crumlin on the first day of the pilgrimage of the Don Bosco relic

1st Day – Don Bosco in St Agnes Church

The Relic of Don Bosco arrives to St Agnes Church, Crumlin where the welcome liturgy was led by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown. See full details of pilgrimage.

Don Bosco’s pilgrimage to Ireland starts

Fr Michael Casey, Salesian Provincal, shares his hopes for the Pilgrimage of the Relic of Don Bosco as it begins on 23rd February 2013.

Fr Pat Hogan on Don Bosco Relic Pilgrimage

Fr Pat Hogan talks about his experience with Salesians, Salesian Spirituality and work in Ireland, and expresses his excitement around the visit of Don Bosco's Relic to his Parish in Southill, Limerick.

Invitiation to join in visit of Don Bosco’s Relic to Pallaskenry

Fr Martin Loftus, Rector of the Salesian mother house in Ireland in Pallaskenry, invites everybody to join in for the visit of Don Bosco's Relic to Pallaskenry.

Sr Dympna invites you to join in Don Bosco pilgrimage

Sr Dympna Clancy (Salesians) invites everybody to join the pilgrimage of Don Bosco's Relic to Ireland which takes place from 23rd Feb to 7th March 2013

Particles of Faith (3) – Interview with Eddie Stone

The Particles of Faith (3) - Eddie Stones from Emmanuel House tells us a bit about his experience of God and how his faith is nourished.

Don Bosco is spreading the good news…

A look at the print media campaign in preparation for the visit of Don Bosco's Relic to Ireland. See full details of the itinerary.

Fr Val Collier – Salesian Dublin City Mission

Fr Val Collier, who works in the Don Bosco Dublin City Mission, extends an invitation for people to join in the visit of Don Bosco Relic to Ireland which starts on 23 Feb 2013.

Roll up, Don Bosco

A short reality clip showing Fr Pat Egan collecting 14 roll-up banners that will form a mobile exhibition on Don Bosco whose relic visits Ireland 23 February to 7 March 2013.

Something important is going to happen…

Fr. M. Casey SDB introduces the Don Bosco Relic Pilgrimage around Ireland in Feb 2013 and also speaks about the significance of this pilgrimage for the whole Salesian family here.

Particles of Faith (2) – Interview with Eugene Wheatley

Eugene Wheatley - a farmer from Co. Laois, shares how he knows that the God exists...

Don Bosco’s Dream

A 15 minute presentation of Saint John Bosco’s life. His relics will come to Ireland on the 23rd of February 2013. The relics will be brought to locations around the country until 7th March.

What we believe by Baptising – Cathal Barry

Irish Catholic reporter Cathal Barry summaries some key points about the Church's understanding of Baptism. Full text of his article available.

My Peace I Give You – Suffering with God

Author Dawn Eden recounts a story from Therese of Lisieux featured in her book - My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints.

Particles of Faith (1) – Interview with Fr. Freddie Warner SMA

Fr. Freddie Warner shares with us about his personal faith and also gives few tips how to develop our own faith further...

Feast of St Finian of Clonard – 12th December

The Feast of St Finian is marked on 12 December. Founder of the monastic school numbering 3,000 at Clonard, he is known as the tutor of the Saints of Ireland

Soul Waves Radio – Broadcasting Faith, Justice and Social Issues

Jo Smith interviews Miriam Gormally about the interviews that Soul Waves Radio makes available weekly to over 30 local and community radio stations and posts to their website.

Year of Faith launch in K&L – Homily by Fr Brendan Leahy

Watch a full recording of the homily by Fr Brendan Leahy at the launch of the Year of Faith in Carlow Cathedral on 11th October 2012.

Particles of Faith – Sr Briege McKenna

The first part of a 13 part series entitled - The Particles of Faith - features an interview with Sr Breege McKenna.

Alpha Ireland – 5 minute intro

Paddy Monaghan, National Co-ordinator for Alpha Ireland, introduces the Alpha Course followed by a compilation of other voices speaking about Alpha.

Alpha for Catholics

Learn about how Catholics have embraced the Alpha course as an effective tool for awakening faith in people who are on the fringe of Church and those outside the faith.

Bear Grylls – I did Alpha

Watch a 60 second advert in which Bear Grylls, famous for the Born Survivor TV series, delivers a simple message in his own unique manner - I did Alpha.

IEC2012 – Mary and the new Evangelisation

Fr Paul Churchill addresses the topic of Mary and the new Evangelisation - the second of two IEC2012 workshops led by the Legion of Mary.

IEC2012 – Brendan O’Reilly on Share the Good News

Share the Good News is the title of the ten year plan for the revitalisation of the Irish Church. It took six years of consultation to compose the plan before it was approved by Rome. This workshop explores various aspects of Share the Good News.

IEC2012 – Kevin Egan on Remaining a Catholic

Fr Kevin Egan addressed the struggle to claim Catholic identity at a time when the credibility of the church has been damaged by scandals.

IEC2012 live – Monica Brown

Monica Brown, from Sydney, Australia, is director of Emmaus Productions International and is acclaimed Christian composer and workshop/retreat facilitator.

Veritas – Promotional Video

Veritas is Ireland’s leading religious publisher and retailer and is an agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.