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The Spiritituality of Patrick Kavanagh

Sister Una Agnew SSL, author of The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh: A Buttonhole in Heaven (1998) explores the mystical vision of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry.


Experiencing God Through Art

Sister Maureen MacMahon OP writes on her passion for art.


Troubadour for the Lord: John Michael Talbot

John Michael Talbot, the best-selling Catholic musician, came to Ireland in Advent 2003.


Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev is famous for his icon of the Trinity. It is a stunning vision of the divine community to which, in the Eucharist, the faithful are invited to participate. John Murray PP tells us of the life of Rublev who was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1988 [...]


No longer strangers: cultural integration in Church and Society in Ireland

This book, edited by Bernard Tracey OP with Alan V. Martin and Tony Walsh, examines the different experiences that migrants and their host community have of the recent immigration to Ireland. It examines the options that this cultural interchange raises and suggests some perspectives for moving forward constructively.


The call

Conall Ó Cuinn SJ sees in the film “The Postman” a parable of vocation, a way God can call us to our destiny, just as he called St Ignatius to be the founder of the Jesuits, a band of men with a new way of serving God.


No earthly estate: God and Patrick Kavanagh: an anthology

Tom Stack introduces a selection of Kavanagh’s poems, highlighting their mystical dimension. He alerts us to how we too, like Kavanagh himself, can experience poetry as “a hole in heaven’s gable”.


Vulnerable to the holy in faith, morality and art

Amid the chaos and the beauty of the contemporary world Enda McDonagh sees the Other, the Holy, still powerfully present and urges us to be open. We will find, he says, that the Other is both gift and call, costing and fulfilling not less than everything.

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