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Sons of Ignatius Podcast

Sons of Ignatius Podcast

In the words of Pope Francis, there is no discipleship without mission. Fr. Niall Leahy and Fr. David Lugo take some time out of their week to talk about all things Catholic, especially the questions, issues, and challenges we face as missionary disciples today. The Sons of Ignatius Podcast also draws on the life and writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, who dedicated his life to serving Christ and inspired other men to do so.

Jesuit Tertianship
Jesuit Tertianship
Fr Niall talks with Fr Ted Penton SJ and Fr Mark Lopez SJ about the final stage of Jesuit formation which is calle
00:36:34
February 05, 2024
Jesus and the Earth
Jesus and the Earth
In this third conversation between Fr Niall and Drs. Kevin and Ciara from JCFJ they talk about the connection betw
00:26:47
January 21, 2024
Big and Little Changes
Big and Little Changes
Fr Niall, Kevin and Ciara get into some of the concrete demands of transitioning from an unsustainable to a sustai
00:41:36
November 12, 2023
Climate and COP
Climate and COP
Fr Niall sits down with environmental duo Dr Kevin Hargaden and Dr Ciara Murphy from the Jesuit Centre for Faith a
00:29:50
October 27, 2023
The Pilgrim Experiment: Seán’s Experience
The Pilgrim Experiment: Seán’s Exper…
Seán McMahon SJ is a second year Jesuit novice who has just finished his pilgrimage experiment. Even by Jesuit st
00:38:42
September 24, 2023
You Can't Earn the Gift
You Can’t Earn the Gift
Often we think we have to earn God's love but when we get something in return for our good behaviour that'
00:18:13
May 26, 2023
The Bible and The Big Bang
The Bible and The Big Bang
Happy Easter to all our listeners. This week Fr Niall talks to Fr. Adam Hincks SJ, a Canadian Jesuit and astronome
00:36:57
April 28, 2023
St Patrick, SJ
St Patrick, SJ
Fr Niall and Eamonn talk about St Patrick. They conclude that he would have been an amazing Jesuit but he definite
00:37:46
March 17, 2023
To Ireland and Back
To Ireland and Back
Fr Michael Simone SJ is an Italian-American priest and an Old Testament scholar who came to Dublin last year for a
00:45:19
February 21, 2023
Benedict on Love
Benedict on Love
The freshly caffeinated Irish Jesuit duo Niall and Eamonn talk about recently deceased Pope Emeritus Benedict and
00:38:03
February 03, 2023
O Come Let Us Adore
O Come Let Us Adore
In this kinda Christmas-sy episode Fr. Niall is joined by Tony Foy, Executive Director of NET Ministries Ireland.
00:27:14
December 02, 2022
Saints with a Difference
Saints with a Difference
This week Fr. Niall is joined by Eamonn and Piotr (aka DJ Peter), two Jesuit scholastics (Jesuits studying for the
00:30:42
November 18, 2022
Spice bags and Sea Creatures
Spice bags and Sea Creatures
In this week’s episode, Fr Niall Leahy SJ and the Gardiner Street NET team continue their discussion of Pope Franc
00:33:53
October 31, 2022
The Missionary Option
The Missionary Option
In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, Sons of Ignatius Podcast is back this week with a slight plot twist! This
00:40:15
October 14, 2022
Knock Knock
Knock Knock
Hello listeners! After the summer break there is lots of news to report. Fr. Dave and Fr. Niall are back for anoth
00:16:43
September 02, 2022
Catholic Social Teaching: Social Fruitful Hopeful
Catholic Social Teaching: Social Fruitf…
As Fr Niall and Fr Dave wrap the podcast up for the Summer, they reflect on what they have learned from the series
00:36:44
July 01, 2022
Catholic Social Teaching: Gospel of life
Catholic Social Teaching: Gospel of lif…
Fr. Dave and Fr. Niall get into Catholic Social Teaching and the dignity of life, which is topical at the moment i
00:39:41
June 17, 2022
Catholic Social Teaching: Work work work
Catholic Social Teaching: Work work wor…
Given that we spend so many hours of the day working, shouldn’t the church say something about work? It has! Fr.
00:39:46
June 03, 2022
Catholic Social Teaching: God's Creation
Catholic Social Teaching: God’s Creatio…
Fr. Dave and Fr. Niall catch up after Easter and dive into Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care of cr
00:40:51
May 06, 2022
The promise of death and resurrection
The promise of death and resurrection
How is Christ’s death and resurrection present in the life of the missionary disciple? In this Good Friday episode
00:19:01
April 15, 2022
From Pastoral to Social
From Pastoral to Social
In this episode Frs. Niall and David recap the four pillars of priestly formation and go deeper into pastoral form
00:37:49
April 01, 2022
On Pilgrimage
On Pilgrimage
In this episode Fr. Niall is joined by Eamonn Walls who is a Jesuit novice. They talk about St. Ignatius’s convers
00:47:41
March 18, 2022
Pastoral Formation
Pastoral Formation
In this episode, Fr David flies solo and gives a quick overview of Pastoral Formation, which is the subject of the
00:11:27
March 11, 2022
Human formation
Human formation
Being spiritual doesn’t mean that we are not human. And having lots of missionary zeal and high ideals does not
00:53:13
February 18, 2022
Intellectual Formation
Intellectual Formation
In order to be a missionary you have to learn about Christianity and also about the place where you are a missiona
00:41:35
February 04, 2022
Spiritual formation
Spiritual formation
We have both been through 10 years of Jesuit formation, a formation process which is a preparation for mission. So
00:54:15
January 14, 2022
AAA Evangelization
AAA Evangelization
Acceptance, assimilation and adherence—three terms given to us by Pope Saint Paul VI. It’s very simple: in ord
00:56:42
January 14, 2022
Proclaimers gonna proclaim
Proclaimers gonna proclaim
Witnessing with our lives is essential…but it’s not enough. If we are to evangelise then Catholics also need t
00:55:28
January 14, 2022
Good witness bad witness
Good witness bad witness
If we want to evangelise the world, then witnessing to the love of Christ with our lives is essential. What does i
00:52:36
January 14, 2022
We need to talk about the mission
We need to talk about the mission
In this first episode we introduce ourselves and our new podcast. Fr. Niall is Irish and Fr. Dave is a US American
00:55:25
January 13, 2022