6 Nov 2010

7th November 2010 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

After the "stress" of last weeks live show from West Limerick 102fm HQ, this week we get back to a more normal routine and the Sacred Space 10fm team have an interview with Sr Dympna Clancy FMA about her life as a Salesian Sister and also about VIDES which wraps up our series on mission and missionaries on Sacred Space 102fm.

Salesian Sisters and VIDES

Sr Dympna tells us about her early life, her call to enter the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians a.k.a the Salesian Sisters and about her work in education and parish ministry.

She also introduces us to VIDES (Voluntary International Development Education and Service)which is an international association supported by the Salesian Sisters which consists of groups of volunteers who give time abroad and who share their time and their gifts for limited periods working with the sisters in development projects abroad.

Vides Ireland continues to operate and invite volunteers to make contact if they are interested in giving time abroad. The Irish delegate is Sr. Dympna Clancy who can be contacted at dymclan@eircom.net or phone 086-3708652 or 061-348510

The next meeting of VIDES will be in Saturday 4th December 2010, in Castletown (near Mountrath) Co Laois and if you are interested in attending it is best to contact Sr Dympna before hand.

You can listen to Sr Dympna's interview HERE.


Although we don't discuss this weeks gospel with Sr Dympna on the show, for our regular readers we are posting the text for you to read and reflect on, as well as some links to reflections and other pieces about it.

This weeks scripture readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
The readings offer hope to us regards faith in the resurrection particularily in this month of November when we especially remember our dead. Some reflections on this weeks readings can be found here, here and here .

We also want to introduce you to Fr Robert Barron from the Archdiocese of Chicago and his ministry of evangelisation through the Word on Fire website and would recommnd his site as a source of informtion and reflection on the weekly gospels and current affairs. This weeks reflection on the gospel can be heard here

Thanks for listening

John, Lorraine and Shane


  1. Really enjoyed today's show. It was great to hear Sr. Dymphna's story and about the wonderful work of the Salesians. Wishing you all every blessing for your ministry!

  2. Impressive interview. God is working powerfully through Sr. Dymphna.