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Faithcast

Faithcast is the weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Come and See Inspirations

Come & See Inspirations (C&SI) is a podcasting team based out of Ardagh in west Limerick. The C&SI team work on sharing interesting, faith filled conversations about local, diocesan and global issues of interest as they make a small contribution to the New Evangelisation on the digital frontiers.

After all, in 2009 Pope Benedict XVI's urged the users of the internet to

"......bear witness to your faith through the digital world!......Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!"

View on our page here: comeandseeinspirations.buzzsprout.com

Come & See Inspirations

June 15, 2024
C&SI - Synod Retreat Meditation: ‘Conversation on the way to Emmaus’ - 16 June 2024 (S04E30b)

On this weeks podcast excerpt we share with listeners a reflection from Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP which was shared with members of the Synod Retreat ahead of the Synod of Bishops which was held in Rome in October 2023.

In a world where there is a "pandemic in loneliness" as well as a huge growing alienation and polarisation,  we thought it was an interesting reflection to share where Fr Radcliffe reflects on the need for conversation and dialogue in the world taking the story of the Road to Emmaus as his starting point. Obviously he was reflecting in the context of the synodal process but for the rest of us as we head into the summer and people will be trying to rest and take holidays it provides some food for thought as well.

You can find the text of the reflection HERE as well as a video from the retreat HERE.

June 15, 2024
C&SI - Synod Retreat Meditation: ‘Conversation on the way to Emmaus’ - 16 June 2024 (S04E30)

On this weeks podcast we share with listeners a reflection from Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP which was shared with members of the Synod Retreat ahead of the Synod of Bishops which was held in Rome in October 2023.

In a world where there is a "pandemic in loneliness" as well as a huge growing alienation and polarisation,  we thought it was an interesting reflection to share where Fr Radcliffe reflects on the need for conversation and dialogue in the world taking the story of the Road to Emmaus as his starting point. Obviously he was reflecting in the context of the synodal process but for the rest of us as we head into the summer and people will be trying to rest and take holidays it provides some food for thought as well.

You can find the text of the reflection HERE as well as a video from the retreat HERE.

We have our regular weekly run through the upcoming saints of the week and in part three we have our reflection on the weekly gospel which this week is from Mark 4:26-4.

June 8, 2024
C&SI - Limerick's Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2024 - 9 June 2024 (S04E29c) (podcast excerpt)

On C&SI podcast land this week we are back into Ordinary time in the liturgical calendar but on this weeks podcast excerpt we are joined by Fr Brian Nolan CSsR who lets us know what is happening this year with Limerick's Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Fr Brian Nolan talks to us this week about Limerick’s Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help which takes place from June 14th to 22nd with 6 sessions each day. The theme of this year’s Novena is “Creating a culture of care following the example of our compassionate God". Through out the novena the times of the various sessions are 7.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 6pm, 7.30pm, and 9pm.

Information including poster with the times and the details of the additional special celebrations during the Novena available HERE.

June 8, 2024
C&SI - Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Limerick's Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2024 - 9 June 2024 (S04E29)

On C&SI podcast land this week we are back into Ordinary time in the liturgical calendar but on this weeks podcast we explore a little what the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus means in the month of June. In addition we are joined by Fr Brian Nolan CSsR who lets us know what is happening this year with Limerick's Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

We have our regular run through the liturgical odds and ends for the weeks ahead. And we have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel.

Limerick's Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Fr Brian Nolan talks to us this week about Limerick’s Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help which takes place from June 14th to 22nd with 6 sessions each day. The theme of this year’s Novena is “Creating a culture of care following the example of our compassionate God". Through out the novena the times of the various sessions are 7.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 6pm, 7.30pm, and 9pm.

Information including poster with the times and the details of the additional special celebrations during the Novena available HERE.

June - the month of the Sacred Heart
June is by tradition, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Reflecting on the devotion to the Sacred Heart we pause and look again at a devotion, a prayer cycle, a belief which is seen as "traditional" or "antiquated" by many. Something associated with a culture seen as oppressive and burdensome in Ireland? How do we rediscover the essentials again of what is the point of this devotion to the Heart of Jesus? What does it teach and remind us of?

Mercy and Love!

The Sacred Heart represents Christ's love for all mankind, and our devotion to it is an expression of our faith in His mercy.The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity.

The origin of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a mystical experience. This year we mark the 350th anniversary of the appearing of Our Lord to St Marguerite and Pope Francis will publish an apostolic letter in the Autumn to mark the anniversary. 

Links to blog links about the Sacred Heart.

June 8, 2024
C&SI - Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - 9 June 2024 (S04E29b) (podcast excerpt)

On C&SI podcast land this week we are back into Ordinary time in the liturgical calendar but on this weeks podcast excerpt we explore a little what the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus means in the month of June.

June is by tradition, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Reflecting on the devotion to the Sacred Heart we pause and look again at a devotion, a prayer cycle, a belief which is seen as "traditional" or "antiquated" by many. Something associated with a culture seen as oppressive and burdensome in Ireland? How do we rediscover the essentials again of what is the point of this devotion to the Heart of Jesus? What does it teach and remind us of?

Mercy and Love!

The Sacred Heart represents Christ's love for all mankind, and our devotion to it is an expression of our faith in His mercy.The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity.

The origin of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a mystical experience. This year we mark the 350th anniversary of the appearing of Our Lord to St Marguerite and Pope Francis will publish an apostolic letter in the Autumn to mark the anniversary. 

June 1, 2024
C&SI - Celebrating and reflecting on Corpus Christi - 2 June 2024 (S04E28b) (podcast excerpt)

On this special "feast of devotion" we mark the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (the Body & Blood of Jesus).  The celebration is a mirror to Holy Thursday with a special focus on the Eucharist which allows to focus in on this as the ultimate expression of Gods supreme presence with us.

In the podcast excerpt this week  we pick up a reflection  piece we did with our old colleague Lorraine Buckley on Eucharistic adoration in 2015.