The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith

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The Leap of Faith Friday 27 April 2018

The Leap Of Faith

The Leap Of Faith

On the Leap of Faith this week, we hear from Elma Walsh, the mother of Donal Walsh the young 16-year old Kerry teenager who died five years ago of cancer. His appearance on RTE Television weeks before his death inspired teenagers and adults with his appeal that suicide is not an option for those who might seek help elsewhere.  We hear of plans to remember Donal at a special mass in Knock which will see over 3,000 TY teenagers celebrate his life.Nicola Mitchell, Director of Knock Youth Ministry, Knock Shrine, Co Mayo also joins us to describe the event which will be broadcast on Sunday, May 13th on RTE One Television and RTE Radio 1 Extra at 11.00 am.

Details at https://www.knockshrine.ie/5th-anniversary-donal-walsh/

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Leap of Faith 27th April 2018

We hear from Elma Walsh, the mother of Donal Walsh the young 16-year old Kerry teenager who died five years ago of cancer. His appearance on RTE TV weeks before his death inspired teenagers and adults with his appeal that suicide is not an option for those who might seek help elsewhere.

About the Show

In a programme for people of all faiths and none, Michael talks with those whose life experiences cause them to call on their beliefs, as he seeks to discover what religion does for people - and occasionally to them.

With regular updates from across the world’s faiths and from those that hold them, this will be a thought-provoking 30 minutes of radio. Each week the programme will hear from people about how they access their ‘spiritual intelligence’ at different times in their lives.

Michael Comyn has worked in radio on and off for over 30 years, reading news at lunchtime on his local radio station in Louth while still at secondary school.  A short hiatus followed while he got a "proper" job working in communications training before he found himself back on RTÉ Radio in 1999 as the first voice on RTÉ lyric fm. He kept in touch with radio by occasionally filling in on Playback, Risin’ Time and Late Date, followed by a brief period presenting a talk show on commercial radio in Dublin.  

The programme is produced by Sheila O'Callaghan

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