Category: Family & Lifestyle

Longing to learn a language?

Picking up a new language is a daunting prospect with a tantalising reward, but it’s easier now than ever, writes Jason Osborne Most of us would like to be able to speak at least one other language, and most of us leave school without the ability to do so (unless we attended a Gaelscoil). Or at…

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Becoming who we already are

Mindful Living These articles on meditation each month are written to point towards a contemplative way of being in the world and to nourish in readers an awareness of who they are at the deepest level of their being. It is not particularly helpful for anyone to take a single article and to draw inferences…

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Helping renew the Faith in Europe

Personal Profile Bro. Antony Kurian OFM Cap. was the first Capuchin to make his solemn profession in Ireland for seven years. The Indian-born brother first encountered the Capuchins in India, but he joined the order here hoping to join in a renewal of the Faith in Europe. Only when I had this job and I…

Juicy poached pears with brandy snaps

Sweet Treats This is a dessert that provides a lot of warmth through autumn spices, with additional warmth from red wine and brandy. Making the snaps is tricky, but they don’t have to look perfect since they will taste delicious no matter what! Poached Pears Ingredients 6 large pears 120g sugar 150ml water 150ml red…

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Faith in the Family

Gerard Gallagher By the time we get to October many of our conversations cite how tired we are of the routines of life. Some people look forward to mid-term. Others just want to survive till the Bank Holiday. As we all begin to reconnect with the new normal in a life with less restrictions, it…

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Family News

Star Trek’s Shatner to ‘boldly go’ with Blue Origin Blue Origin has confirmed that William Shatner, who starred as Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek series, will fly aboard the company’s next crewed rocket on 12 October. The company also announced the identity of the remaining passenger, Audrey Powers, the company’s vice…

Getting over procrastination now…or later

Procrastination is an issue that plagues everyone, and we’d be better off if we chose to confront it now, rather than later, writes Jason Osborne From schoolchildren who put off doing their homework for hours, to politicians who avoid addressing pressing issues and everyone in between, procrastination is an issue that affects us all. In…

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Dad’s Diary

The other day, I awoke early and checked the time. For one strange half-awake moment, the second hand on my watch seemed to be moving unnaturally fast. It soon settled to its normal pace. This odd temporal misperception seemed like a warning of the speed at which time is passing by. The parents of small…

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Leading a life devoted to Mary

Personal Profile When Noel Lynch travelled to South America as an envoy for the Legion of Mary, he didn’t speak a word of Spanish. Now, 60 years later, he continues his life of ministry to the Spanish speaking community that gathers at St Saviour’s Dominican church, Dublin. Noel joined the legion while still in secondary…

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A forced silence bears fruit

A Parent’s Perspective I was suffering from laryngitis recently and needed to rest my voice for a few days to give my vocal cords a break. It was an unusual occurrence for me which I found quite challenging. In my family, we’re all very talkative and love to chat at length about every topic under the…

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