Category: Family & Lifestyle

Churros – a golden delicious fried dough treat

Sweet Treats Churros are a traditional Spanish treat made with dough similar to a choux pastry which is piped into cylinders and deep-fried. They are crunchy and golden on the outside but wonderfully soft on the inside. If that doesn’t sound indulgent enough, they are then coated in cinnamon sugar. A definite crowd pleaser! Ingredients:…

Discover peace of mind over Lent

Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish woman who had a deep sense of her spiritual nature, once wrote: ‘Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others.’ We all experience suffering at some stage in our lives. Yet, meditation helps…

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Faith in the Family

I was listening the other day to the radio and an Irish conductor was talking about being asked by Elmer Bernstein to work on the music for Martin Scorsese’s film The Age of Innocence. Things were not sounding as they should and the conductor was trying to listen intently to isolate the problem. Behind him…

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Use Lent to reject the crass and superficial

A parent’s perspective I attended a really fascinating talk recently in St Saviour’s Priory in Dublin, part of the  Symposium lecture series which takes place on the first Thursday of every month. A large, enthusiastic crowd was attracted by the title ‘Edith Stein’s Understanding of Human Flourishing’. Otherwise known as St Teresa Benedicta of the…

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Spring Clean for the new decade

Roise McGagh reveals eleven tips on making your spring clean a breeze It might not really feel like spring at the moment, with the only hint being brighter evenings. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time of year to clear out the cobwebs and declutter. You’ve made it through a gloomy January and most…

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Water you looking at? Nothing!

Children’s Corner Are you a budding magician or maybe even fully grown one? Magic tricks are great fun for everyone and often have an element of science involved in their secret methods. In this trick you will make water totally disappear from a cup. This is based on science so get your goggles on, but…

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Working in the healing industry with Fr Conlon

Personal Profile “I work in the healing industry.” “It all began in Bundoran I suppose around 1985,” says Fr Noel Conlon. People would call to him and he would pray with them. Word quickly spread around the area, and “nearly overnight there was an awful crowd coming,” he tells The Irish Catholic. Fr Conlon, known…

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Family News and Events

We CAN all do it For anyone with children on the Autism Spectrum living near Wexford, Cottage Autism Newtork (CAN) hosts many different events that parents, kids or the whole family can attend. Over the next few weeks they have coding classes, teen bowling, soccer, brick play time and more. There are also some coffee…

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Lenten fasting

There might just be something beneficial in our old traditions, writes Róise McGagh This Ash Wednesday falls on February 26, meaning Lent is just around the corner. So, if you’re thinking of sticking to tradition this year, this might be a good time to decide what it is you can live without. Many people opt…

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