Come & See Inspirations (C&SI)

Come & See Inspirations team

Come & See Inspirations (C&SI) is a podcasting team based out of Ardagh in West Limerick.

Email: comeandseeinspirations@gmail.com


Originally starting out in 2010 until 2021 our work was based around our flagship weekly radio programme SacredSpace102fm (SS102fm); now the C&SI team aims to work on various podcasts which contribute to the New Evangelisation and spread hope and faith online and on air.  This page hosts C&SI's podcasts including our weekly podcast as well as other recordings and inspirational talks which we would like to share with you our listeners.


For our historic information and programme content you can also visit our old blog (2010 to 2019) at https://sacredspace102.blogspot.com/ (Please note that the blog is no longer being updated).

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SacredSpace102fm - Advent reflection with Fr Frank Duhig - 20 December 2020 (S11E04)
19-12-2020
SacredSpace102fm - Advent reflection with Fr Frank Duhig - 20 December 2020 (S11E04)
On this weeks programme, we are joined by Fr Frank Duhig with a short reflection on the Advent season. In addition we spend some time going through local notices especially the arrangements for Masses at Christmas in different parishes across West Limerick. We  have a run through the saints who will accompany us through the Christmas liturgical season as well as our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel. As we mentioned previously on the programme, we are encouraging people to consider attending Mass for Christmas across the entire Christmas period and not just on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day due to the limits that will be in place because of the Covid-19 restrictions. In addition if you are planning to go to Mass it is best to check the arrangements of the place that  you are planning to attend. In general across West Limerick parishes are either asking people to put their names down or operating a lottery system for seating allocations at Christmas Masses. There are a number of online carol services over the Christmas including at Knock and also in Limerick at the Redemptorists.Carol Service  from Knock - December 20th 8pmRedemptorists - December 20th 5pmThe Redemptorists are also having a "Blue Christmas" for those for whom the Christmas season is a challenging time. You can find out more about it here and here. The online Blue Christmas Service is on Monday, December 21st at 9pm. The service will consist of prayer, reflection, ritual and music. It will be streamed on www.novena.ie.
SacredSpace102fm - Christmas Day 2020 (S11E05)
24-12-2020
SacredSpace102fm - Christmas Day 2020 (S11E05)
From all the Sacred Space102fm team, wishing you and yours every best wish and blessing of this Holy & Festive Season and into the New Year 2020May the Peace of the Babe of Bethlehem be the gift you receive this Christmastide.Nollaig shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léirFromJohn, Ann & Shane*******************On this special two hour programme we celebrate this special day with reflections, favourite Christmas carols and hymns, readings, poetry and our regular reflection on the Gospel of the day. We are joined on the programme with a reflection by Bishop Brendan Leahy and other special guests."In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,and on earth peace among those whom he favours!’When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.’So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child;and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them.But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them."  - (Luke 2: 1-20)
SacredSpace102fm - Reflecting on Epiphany during Christmastide - 3 January 2021 (S11 E07)
02-01-2021
SacredSpace102fm - Reflecting on Epiphany during Christmastide - 3 January 2021 (S11 E07)
On this weeks programme we are joined by Aoife McGrath and Sr Helen Culhane to reflect on Epiphany during this Christmastide.  In addition we have a quick run through the liturgical odds and ends from the calendar and our reflection on the Sunday gospel which follows the Irish liturgical calendar and is the prologue of the gospel of St John. In Ireland, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord is still celebrated on the traditional January 6th but in a lot of other countries the solemnity has been moved to the Sunday.  Epiphany is feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. On this feast, Western Christians commemorate principally the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the Baby Jesus, i.e., his manifestation to the Gentiles; Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. It is also called Theophany, especially by Eastern Christians.St Matthew tells us (2:1-12) that Wise Men came from out of the east seeking the new born child as the Messiah of the whole world not just for the people of Israel. Their homage to him upon locating him in Bethlehem is representative of the whole world who adore the Holy Child and recognise his Divine Kingship, he who is the Light of the World."They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."The feast of the Epiphany in the latin tradition focuses on the manifestation or showing of the Child Jesus to the Magi or Wise men who have come to seek the new King of the Jews. The three wisdom seekers represent the gentiles; those outside the covenanted community of Israel to whom the Messiah will also come. Where the shepherds represented the Chosen People, the three magi represent all those who truly search and seek for God in our world even if from out side our community and experiences. The questions this familiar part of the Christmas narrative can pose to us include:What "star" do I follow in my life? Do I follow the Morning Star which is Christ or do I have other things I follow?Am I open to seeing the Divine in others even if they are different from me?Like the Wise men, am I willing to trust in God and go where She leads me, even if it means travelling far (literally or metaphorically), believing that God will be "my staff and my shield"?But like the shepherds, the three magi did not stay in Bethlehem, they had to go back out into the world, back to their homes and families and daily lives; just like we have to. But they took the message of what they had seen and heard with them. Epiphany demands that like these kings we should return to our own countries a different way, carrying to all those we meet the light of Christ. "For behold, darkness shall cover the earth," says the Epistle of the Epiphany Mass, "and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon Thee, and His glory shall be seen upon Thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in Thy light..." These words may be applied to us, upon whom the light of Christ has indeed risen, and who have the responsibility to radiate that light in the darkness of our own world. It is clear how much the feast of Epiphany must mean to all who are engaged in the apostolate and are striving to extend the kingdom of Christ.
Reflecting on Epiphany during Christmastide - 3 Jan 2021 (SS102fm programme excerpt)(S11 E07b)
02-01-2021
Reflecting on Epiphany during Christmastide - 3 Jan 2021 (SS102fm programme excerpt)(S11 E07b)
In Ireland, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord is still celebrated on the traditional January 6th but in a lot of other countries the solemnity has been moved to the Sunday.In this weeks programme, Aoife McGrath and Sr Helen Culhane give us two brief reflections on the giftedness especially at Epiphany. Epiphany is feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. On this feast, Western Christians commemorate principally the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the Baby Jesus, i.e., his manifestation to the Gentiles; Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. It is also called Theophany, especially by Eastern Christians.St Matthew tells us (2:1-12) that Wise Men came from out of the east seeking the new born child as the Messiah of the whole world not just for the people of Israel. Their homage to him upon locating him in Bethlehem is representative of the whole world who adore the Holy Child and recognise his Divine Kingship, he who is the Light of the World."They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."The feast of the Epiphany in the latin tradition focuses on the manifestation or showing of the Child Jesus to the Magi or Wise men who have come to seek the new King of the Jews. The three wisdom seekers represent the gentiles; those outside the covenanted community of Israel to whom the Messiah will also come. Where the shepherds represented the Chosen People, the three magi represent all those who truly search and seek for God in our world even if from out side our community and experiences. The questions this familiar part of the Christmas narrative can pose to us include:What "star" do I follow in my life? Do I follow the Morning Star which is Christ or do I have other things I follow?Am I open to seeing the Divine in others even if they are different from me?Like the Wise men, am I willing to trust in God and go where She leads me, even if it means travelling far (literally or metaphorically), believing that God will be "my staff and my shield"?But like the shepherds, the three magi did not stay in Bethlehem, they had to go back out into the world, back to their homes and families and daily lives; just like we have to. But they took the message of what they had seen and heard with them. Epiphany demands that like these kings we should return to our own countries a different way, carrying to all those we meet the light of Christ. "For behold, darkness shall cover the earth," says the Epistle of the Epiphany Mass, "and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon Thee, and His glory shall be seen upon Thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in Thy light..." These words may be applied to us, upon whom the light of Christ has indeed risen, and who have the responsibility to radiate that light in the darkness of our own world. It is clear how much the feast of Epiphany must mean to all who are engaged in the apostolate and are striving to extend the kingdom of Christ.
Who was St Ita? - 17th January 2020 (SS102fm programme excerpt)(S11 E09b)
16-01-2021
Who was St Ita? - 17th January 2020 (SS102fm programme excerpt)(S11 E09b)
On this weeks programme we delve into the archive back to a programme originally broadcast on 12 January 2014 to listen to a discussion with Michael Keating about St Ita of Kileedy. St Ita also known as the Brigid of Munster is associated with the parish of Killeedy and is one of the co-patrons of the diocese of Limerick. January 15th is her feast day, and on this weeks show, Michael Keating tells us about this extraordinary woman and her role on the development of the faith. We discuss how she is a role model and especially how she is a role model for women and what she would say to us in Limerick today. We discuss her links with Killeedy, her fostering of various Irish saints and her link with St. Brendan the Navigator. She is reportedly a good intercessor in terms of pregnancy and eye illnesses."St Ita, the patron saint of Killeedy, was born before 484AD in County Waterford, in the Tramore area. Her father was Cennfoelad or Confhaola and her mother was Necta. Cennfoelad was descended from Felim the lawgiver. Ita's name was originally Dorothea or Deirdre. She was a member of the Déisí tribe. Ita refused her father's wish that she should marry a local chieftain, as she believed that she had a calling from God and wanted to become a nun. To convince her father to change his mind, she fasted for three days and three nights. On the third night, God gave out to her father in his sleep. The next morning, Cennfoelad agreed that Ita could do as she wished. At the age of sixteen, Ita set off on her journey. Bishop (St.) Declan of Ardmore conferred the veil on her. Legend has it that Ita was lead to Killeedy by three heavenly lights. The first was at the top of the Galtee mountains, the second on the Mullaghareirk mountains and the third at Cluain Creadhail, which is nowadays Killeedy. Her sister Fiona also went to Killeedy with her and became a member of the community. Ita was welcomed to Killeedy by the local chieftain of the Ui Conaill Gabhra tribe. The chieftain wanted to give Ita a large trait of land but she only wanted a few acres as a garden for her community."