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Amid the challenges of COVID can we hear God’s invitation to listen, hope, uncover and discover the hidden treasures within our being?
Our sincere thanks to Kairos Communications for their help in filming this video.
Dr Finola Cunnane, shares Advent reflections for our time.
Finola is a St. Louis Sister with wide experience in retreat giving and education. She has lectured in scripture, theology and spirituality in Ireland and internationally.
We hear readings from the Acts of the Apostles and the letters of St Paul in church – but how can we understand these and relate them to our own lives? In these four short videos our presenters, Dr Jessie Rogers, Dympna Mallon, Marian Mortell and Philomena Clare, will give an introduction to these scriptures which will help us make sense of the world of the early Church and how these readings can speak to us today.
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Philomena Clare. An RE teacher in Ireland and New Zealand, Philomena is passionate about Scripture. She holds an M Theol from the University of Auckland, and is a doctoral student at. St Patrick's Drumcondra.
Marian Mortell. Having taught RE for many years, Marian’s main interest now is the pastoral use of scripture in the Christian community. Marian holds an MA in Theological Studies and is currently completing her PhD research on the women in Luke's Gospel.
Dympna Mallon is a PhD student at St Patricks College Maynooth with a broad experience in pastoral work. Her Master’s Degree examined Pope Francis’ Laudato Sí as a tool for renewal in the Church. She is passionate about empowering people in their faith
Dr Jessie Rogers teaches Sacred Scripture at St Patrick's College, Maynooth and is a Godly Play trainer. She is passionate about helping individuals and groups discover in the Bible a life-giving word for everyday life.
Pagola sets out to use contemporary scholarship to compile a comprehensive picture of Jesus of Nazareth and the milieu in which he lived...
In the context of an Ireland where many feel uncomfortable at the levels of homelessness and poverty that continue to exist, ‘Jesus, Social Revolutionary’ is an attempt to open a debate about the meaning of Christian faith and its social obligations.
God’s heart beats in all our hearts, that all our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, that every creature is a divine work of art. (O'Leary)
Bourgeault sees Jesus emerging from the Gospels as a teacher of the transformation of human consciousness, a wisdom teacher.