The Leap of Faith April 17th,2020

Inis Mor

This week, different kinds of isolation, from that chosen by a monastery of Benedictine nuns to that felt by mariners in foreign ports. We talk with record producer John Anderson from his home in Italy. He’ll share news of a project that will see over 7,000 hours of Gregorian chants being made available to the outside world.

The Rev Dennis Woodward is Chaplain at the port of Rotterdam, and he tells us about the challenges faced by sailors separated from families during the pandemic. Psychotherapist, musician and singer Deirdre Ni Chinnéide joins us from the splendid isolation offered on Inis Mor and the newly appointed director of World Missions Ireland Fr. Michael O’Sullivan speaks of the challenges faced by missionaries in a new world.

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