November 23, 2020

Though we are Many

Vishvapani was giving another ‘Thought for the Day’, this time on the subject of community. (more…)
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November 20, 2020

Strange King, Stranger Kingdom

The feast of Christ the King is surely one of the strangest feasts associated with Christ. The very idea of him being a King doesn’t fit easily with the Gospel…
November 10, 2020

Kitchen Disco

Kylie Minogue had just started work on her 15th album when the first lockdown began. (more…)
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November 9, 2020

A Few Thoughts on Remembrance

Of all European cities, Berlin is arguably the best suited for a discussion on remembrance. A visit there a few years back, taking in the Wall, the Holocaust/Roma/Sinti and other…
November 3, 2020

The Power of Kindness

The woman at the Ministry of Justice sounded a bit surprised when I told her I was going off to a monastery for the weekend! (more…)
November 2, 2020

All Souls and Saints

The poet, T.S.Eliot, once said that April was the cruellest month. I don’t know what he had against April, but I would have thought that the cold, dark winter months…
October 27, 2020

The Common Good

An incident on a cycle race circuit got me thinking about the common good. (more…)
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October 22, 2020

My lockdown lessons

Sky scanner used to be my best friend- my identity was linked to travel and exploring the world, or so I thought!  My Instagram name is Orlaexploring, and I love posting pictures…
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October 12, 2020

Prisons Week 11th-17th October 2020

Prisons are sacred places.  There our society claims control over the lives of men and women; there we assume the role of God.  And whether the prison is a large…
October 7, 2020

In Prison and you came to visit me

Jesus was speaking in a time long before the coronavirus came along and put a stop to prison visiting. (more…)
October 5, 2020

St Francis of Assisi – a second Christ

Pope Francis’ choice of Assisi for the launch of his latest Encyclical last weekend was well made.  The town of St Francis and St Clare was surely the ideal place…
September 25, 2020

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I was picking up my bike from the repair shop and there came to mind something that Breda had said in the Irish Chaplaincy Summer Retreat, when speaking of her…