The Leap of Faith Friday 12 March 2021

On the programme tonight, as the Irish Catholic Bishops decide to embark on a process that will lead to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years, Bishop Paul Dempsey of Achonry tells us what to expect and shares some of his own personal views. 

Bishop Paul Dempsey – Photo Curtesy: achonrydiocese.org

Fasting and Feasting are two themes around the period of Lent and Easter and we’ll hear from food historian Regina Sexton, a lecturer at UCC in Cork, about the importance of food in Christian observance. 

Regina Sexton – Photo Curtesy: research.ucc.ie

This week as Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri, Swami Purnananda, Hindu Spiritual Director and founder of the √Čire Vedanta Society, tells us the story of an Irish woman revered in India as a social activist, who became known as Sister Nivedita.

Swami Purnananda – Photo: Swami Purnananda

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