Family and Lifestyle

“We are each a miracle. We are the miracles that God made. We are precious.” These words first spoken by Ben Okri encapsulate the ethos of an almost 50-year-old Christian movement which celebrates the profound gifts of people with learning difficulties. Faith and Light is an international Christian community movement bringing...

As children, we may have heard the word mindful, in the context of, for example, “be mindful that I need you back early to help” or “be mindful of that stray dog” – and so we come to associate it with ‘remembering’ and, to a degree, with ‘alert caution’. And indeed, there is a portion of both...

Limerick WMOF family fun eventLimerick diocese launches its preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 with a ‘Free Family Fun Afternoon’ in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday, October 8.This is a free event for families and all are welcome. It will begin with the celebration of Mass and finish in music and prayer. In...

Cervical cancer is diagnosed in about 300 women every year in Ireland and is responsible for approximately 90 deaths annually. Importantly, it also ranks as the second most common cause of death due to cancer in women aged 25-39. There has been an increasing level of awareness of cervical cancer in recent years with an almost 80% uptake in the...

Every day children in schools all around the world eat their lunch in toilet cubicles; others spend entire mornings in class silently agonising about who might hang out with them at lunchtime; millions immediately panic when they hear the familiar ping from their mobile and they realise that yet another so-called friend has posted spiteful venom...

“We view our core members as friends, not clients,” says Maria Lezama, a volunteers’ coordinator for L’Arche Cork. L’Arche (French for ‘The Ark’) began in 1964 when Jean Vanier invited two men, who were confined within a local institution because of their intellectual disabilities, to come live with...

Onetime car salesman Fr Seamus McEntee has set his keys aside, and is now being driven by the Faith to reach out to marginalised communities, his parishioners and the students in DCU. Born in the village of Rathcoole, Co. Dublin Fr Seamus McEntee was reared in a traditional Catholic household, where together his family prayed the Rosary and...

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