Category: Family & Lifestyle

Young scientists turning their hands at topical issues

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition continues to showcase bright minds tackling society’s toughest problems, writes Jason Osborne As with last year’s exhibition, this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is again set against a backdrop highlighting the importance of science and technology to our modern world: the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at…

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Meditation and being loved

Mindful Living We all want to be loved. My youngest granddaughter has been staying with us for some time now and has grown increasingly close and loving. She will often tenderly stroke my arm when I’m playing with her or reading a story. And, just before she leaves for crèche each morning, she used to…

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Faith in the Family

“Happy New Year” I said to a parishioner coming out of church. Seeing his reaction, I added; “It is only a few days old, I presume we are still ok wishing each other a Happy New Year.” He stopped, looked at me and replied. “Oh yeah. Many returns.” I had to smile about this short…

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Following faithfully God’s call to more

Personal Profile Sr Eileen O’Connell OP made her final profession in December last year. Her path to religious life came almost as a surprise to her. She had a general sense that the she was being called to more, and faithfully following it, she came to the Dominican sisters, Cabra. The Faith was important to…

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Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake

This is one of my favourite recipes to make, since it is another easy-to-make-yet-delicious recipe. One thing which makes this recipe excellent is that it is completely customisable. You can use whatever combination of chocolate you prefer, whether it be all dark or all milk. You could even use up some of that Christmas chocolate!…

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Family News

People spending close to a third of waking lives on phones An analysis of trends in mobile phone usage has found that people in mobile-first markets spend close to a third of their waking hours using their phones. The report, from analytics firm App Annie, concluded that across the top ten markets analysed, the average…

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Renewing family hope for 2022

A Parent’s Perspective The words “New year, new me” can ring a bit hollow for us and for our families if we know that so many resolutions and plans that we made in other years were quickly forgotten or abandoned. Left to ourselves, we human beings can often find life a struggle or, even if…

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Dealing with loneliness

The early days of the pandemic long behind us, loneliness continues to plague many with force, writes Jason Osborne Loneliness has been a problem since people began walking the earth – God creating Eve after noting that it wasn’t good for man to be alone. Unfortunately, despite the heart’s deep desire for communion, with God and…

How to create some homemade bath salts

Children’s Corner Over the Christmas many people may have given or received bath salts as a gift. The popular substance is dissolved in bathwater to enhance the experience and is said to have medicinal qualities. The use of salts for healing purposes has been happening for thousands of years and can be tracked back to…

Family News

New resource helps care home residents and families during pandemic Care home residents and their families have been particularly affected during the pandemic. In response to this, a new online resource led by Queen’s University Belfast has been developed to bridge the gaps of information to enable carers and their families to make informed decisions around end of life…