The Leap of Faith – Friday 22nd of March 2019

One week since the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand, a demonstration of solidarity with Muslims is set to take place in Dublin. We hear from Ryma Halfaoui, one of the students organising the event, which will take place on Saturday 23rd March at 5 pm, with the Spire in Dublin being the meeting point. The Facebook page for that event is listed here.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, founder of the Catholic University of Ireland, which went on to become UCD is set for sainthood.  Father Dermot Mansfield, author of ‘Heart Speaks to Heart: The Story of Blessed John Henry Newman’, sheds light on this man’s remarkable life and legacy.

It’s the ordinary moments in life which help us tap into the spiritual aspects of ourselves, according to Susannah Healy, a psychologist, mindfulness meditation teacher and management consultant. In her new book ‘The Seven-Day Soul: Finding Meaning Beneath the Noise’, Susannah presents seven pillars for a deeper, more spiritual life: generosity; gratitude; forgiveness; patience; awe; humour; stillness.

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