UPDATE Great Online Videos of Talks From Irish Eucharistic Congress

Update : 
Since my original posting thanks to Sacred Space 102fm I can now add an extra one by Dom Mark Patrick Hederman, who as regular readers here will know I am a great fan of. 

The video has the intriguing title , " James Joyce and The Structure of The Mass."


I was away for the International Irish Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin between 10-17th June but luckily I have found this excellent site where there are a whole swathe of videos of the various talks, workshops, music performances and other highlights which are still available for watching and they say more will be added. 

Wonderful !! I hope they keep the site up permanently.
I have not watched them all the way through myself yet but they looked interesting so I hope you enjoy them.

Also click here for an extensive list of transcripts of congress speakers homilies,testimonies, prayers and more from here.

I have selected these five

A talk titled ‘Liturgy That Breathes: From Written Word To Living Celebration’:Julie Kavanagh names and unpacks the foundational principles of ritual and liturgy.
Julie Kavanagh is the Pastoral Resource Person for the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. A member of the Irish Council for Liturgy and a visiting lecturer for The Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge, she has lectured extensively in Ireland and abroad.

Through the Eyes of The Apostles Exhibition , recreates the town of Capernaum and the home of Peter on
the village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus lived during His public ministry. After the introductory blurb it shows some interesting features.

This one is titled Spirituality for Today, Suffering and Healing

Father Timothy Radcliffe OP argues that a spirituality of suffering should not seek to explain what the person is enduring. First we must be with them, as Mary and the beloved disciple were with Jesus on the cross. Our prayers, like the psalms, give voice to the anger and distress we may feel when in pain and so overthrow our feeling of isolation. The Christian life has the dynamism of a drama, which carries us beyond the tyranny of the present moment of suffering towards relief and healing. Thus we may be able to rest in the pain and discover God there. The sick and suffering offer us special gifts and hope.

Timothy Radcliffe OP was born in London in 1945. He joined the English Province of the Dominican Order in 1965, and was ordained a priest in 1971.
He studied at Blackfriars and at St John’s College, Oxford, and in Paris. From 1974-1976 he was a chaplain to the University of London before returning to Oxford, where he taught scripture and doctrine for twelve years.Besides teaching and preaching, he was involved in the Peace movement and in ministry to people with AIDS. He was Prior of Oxford from 1982 – 88, when he was elected Provincial of the English Province. He was President of the Conference of Major Religious Superiors.
In 1992 he was elected Master of the Order, finishing his term in 2001. He was Chancellor of the Angelicum University in Rome, S.Tomas in Manila, the École Biblique in Jerusalem and the Theology Faculty at Freiburg, Germany. He is now an itinerant preacher and lecturer, based at Blackfriars, Oxford. He spends two thirds of the year travelling, and is a Trustee of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. He sits on the Theological Commission of Caritas Internationalis.

John Waters is an author and journalist. He has published two books, Lapsed Agnostic and Beyond Consolation, exploring questions of man’s infinite relationships and journeying. He writes regular columns for The Irish Times, Mail on Sunday and The Irish Catholic.
In this talk title Finding My Religion, he spoke about his journey of discovery concerning religion as a primal force in the structure of humanity and his efforts to re-establish a truly reasonable relationship with reality against the cultural reductions of our time.

Also Click on link to watch an interview with John Waters at IEC2012 

One of the themes at IEC2012 was Communion in One Baptism – Br Alois (Prior of Taize) summarises his message that he delivered in the main arena. Annoyingly this seems to freeze at certain points but rights itself after a few seconds.

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