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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

February 24, 2024
C&SI - Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2024 – ‘Let Justice Flow Like a River, Righteousness Like a Never-Failing Stream.’ - 25 Feb 2024 (S04E14b) (podcast excerpt)

Welcome back to this weeks podcast here on C&SI.

John and Shane are delighted to welcome Jane Mellet back on the podcast to speak about the 51st Trocaire Lenten campaign which this year takes as its theme -   ‘Let Justice Flow Like a River, Righteousness Like a Never-Failing Stream.

This year the Lenten campaign focuses on water justice and shares with us the life of Malita and her family from Malawi sharing with us the twin travels of too much water and too little water exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Travelling so far for water each day affects other parts of the lives of Malita and her children, Margaret, Patrick and Patricia. Carrying 20 litres of water leaves the children tired and some days they are not able to go to school. Farming is an important part of how the family support themselves, but a lack of water makes farming difficult or too much water washes away crops and soil nutrients. Trócaire and their partners in Malawi are working to create solutions to the water shortages, such as digging bore holes close to villages.

February 24, 2024
C&SI - Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2024 – ‘Let Justice Flow Like a River, Righteousness Like a Never-Failing Stream.’ - 25 Feb 2024 (S04E14)

Welcome back to this weeks podcast here on C&SI.

John and Shane are delighted to welcome Jane Mellet back on the podcast to speak about the 51st Trocaire Lenten campaign which this year takes as its theme -   ‘Let Justice Flow Like a River, Righteousness Like a Never-Failing Stream.

We have our regular run through the liturgical odds and ends for the coming week and have our reflection on the Sunday gospel which is Mark's account of the Transfiguration and what the event of Mount Tabor speak to us today about.

Trocaire Lent 2024
This year the Lenten campaign focuses on water justice and shares with us the life of Malita and her family from Malawi sharing with us the twin travels of too much water and too little water exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Travelling so far for water each day affects other parts of the lives of Malita and her children, Margaret, Patrick and Patricia. Carrying 20 litres of water leaves the children tired and some days they are not able to go to school. Farming is an important part of how the family support themselves, but a lack of water makes farming difficult or too much water washes away crops and soil nutrients. Trócaire and their partners in Malawi are working to create solutions to the water shortages, such as digging bore holes close to villages.

February 16, 2024
C&SI - Podcast break this week

Hi folks
Unfortunately we won't be in a position to publish a podcast here on the platform this week. This is due to the untimely death of Philomena Keily, daughter-in-law of John and Ann whose funeral takes place this weekend.

On my own behalf and of our listeners here on C&SI, we extend our condolences to John, Ann, their son Anthony and his children on the death of Philomena.

All going to plan we should be back next week.

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Our plan this week had been to speak to Jane Mellet from Trocaire about their 2024 Lenten campaign, You can find out about the Lenten campaign at Trocaire's website.


February 10, 2024
C&SI - Preparing for Lent - 11 Feb 2024 (S04E12b) (podcast excerpt)

On this weeks podcast excerpt we begin our preparation for the "joyful season" of Lent which starts next Wednesday, 14th February. On this weeks podcast we are delighted to be joined by Fr Frank Duhig who gives us a reflection on preparation and how to unlock the possibilities of the Lenten Season.

Fr Frank reminds us that Lent is a season or a Springtime for the Soul which give us an opportunity to undertake a spiritual spring clean or soul service ala car service! Throughout life we can be tempted or diverted like Satan tried to divert Jesus as we will hear about in next weeks gospel. Lent is a period of retreat, a time to keep God and the things of God on our radar. It can be seen as a battle for identifying how we have drifted from Christ. The traditional Lenten foci of prayer, alms and fasting are keys to help us to benefit from this spring time.

February 10, 2024
C&SI - Preparing for Lent - 11 Feb 2024 (S04E12)

On this weeks podcast we begin our preparation for the "joyful season" of Lent which starts next Wednesday, 14th February. On this weeks podcast we are delighted to be joined by Fr Frank Duhig who gives us a reflection on preparation and how to unlock the possibilities of the Lenten Season.

We have our regular liturgical odds and ends including a brief look at the saints for next week with the reminder that during Lent our celebrations of the saints are muted to reflect the penitential season.

We have our weekly reflection on the Sunday gospel (Mark 1:40-45) reflecting on the encounter of Jesus with the Leper Man. 

Preparing for Lent with Fr Frank Duhig.
Fr Frank reminds us that Lent is a season or a Springtime for the Soul which give us an opportunity to undertake a spiritual spring clean or soul service ala car service! Throughout life we can be tempted or diverted like Satan tried to divert Jesus as we will hear about in next weeks gospel. Lent is a period of retreat, a time to keep God and the things of God on our radar. It can be seen as a battle for identifying how we have drifted from Christ. The traditional Lenten foci of prayer, alms and fasting are keys to help us to benefit from this spring time.

Notices

Glenstal Abbey
- Journey through Lent – ‘A New Springtime for Life’ – with the monks of Glenstal Abbey each Sunday of Lent at 4.30pm in the Monastery Library. Cost is €20 per Sunday, with talks made available later on our YouTube page. Each talk will be followed by refreshments and an invitation to join the monastic community for Sunday Vespers in the Abbey Church. To book please email events@glenstal.com or call 061 621005.

Ruah Rest - "Spring time in the Soul" Lenten Journey ​. An online 6 week retreat plus a lovely guided Good Friday online reflective hour (29th March 12p.m. - 1p.m.) Main series of retreat evenings are on Monday evenings beginning 19th February 7.30p.m. - 9p.m. Presented by Martina Lehane Sheehan & Invited Guests. Join us on this very special weekly retreat where we will attend to our need for healing and transformation as we journey into Lent and the beautiful season of Spring.

February 4, 2024
C&SI - St Brigid - Tell me a story with Eddie Lenihan - 4 Feb 2024 (S04E11b) (podcast excerpt)

On this weeks podcast we are marking Ireland's newest public holiday which is dedicated to St Bridget of Kildare on what is actually the 1,500th anniversary of her death in 524AD. We are exploring and sharing the culture and folklore around  one of Ireland's great saints with the seanchaí Eddie Lenihan. Eddie is one of our great storytellers and keepers of lore (but there is a lot lost in translation when you try to describe who and what a seanchaí does and is using the term "storyteller"). We are sharing a podcast episode from the Tell Me a Story with Eddie Lenihan project where Eddie speaks about the folklore around St Brigid - Muire na nGael - Mary of the Irish. (If you want to hear more from Eddie click through to the Tell Me a Story website).

In addition to the piece with Eddie we also shared two pieces of music which were supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the ITMA – Irish Traditional Music Archive. They collaborated on a series of three short online films show casing a newly composed piece of music inspired by lore relating to Brigid in 2022: