Patrick Mooney was born in County Laois, Ireland where he now lives. He completed two years of college in Ireland and entered Queen of the Apostles Seminary in Dedham, Massachusetts. Patrick graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and was ordained in 1966. He consequently served in various parishes throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport, in Connecticut for forty five years. During this time, together with full time parish duties he served as a hospital chaplain and a teacher of religion in one of the Diocese's high schools. Convinced that the Church was too linear and dogmatic in its approach to communicating the Christian message, Patrick entered a graduate program in Communications at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Patrick earned a Master's degree for his undertaking. Patrick was the media coordinator for the Christian Formation Center in the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Patrick has written, narrated, photographed and produced over twenty-four original multimedia programs, three books, an a large photographic portfolio.

Patrick's video programs are his original audio-visual programs on various subjects such as: Father, mother, child-parent Relationship, a search for meaning, family as a school of deeper humanity, divorce and separation, grief, death, Christmas and Easter. All these spiritual meditations were hammered out on the anvil of Celtic Mysticism. Patrick wrote, photographed and narrated all programs. Rather than a stop gap Theology, Irish Celtic spirituality proposes, "The mystery of the ordinary". If we do not see and live the mystery of God in the here and the now, we will not know God in the hereafter. Life is a continuum. We are infinite consciousness. We move from immanence to transcendence.

 

Patrick believes in Irish Celtic spirituality which emphasizes that there is only a thin line between heaven and earth. With a spiritual perspective," heaven is but an inch and a half above the head of a man." His retreat home in Ireland is called "Anam Cara" which means "Soul Friend". When we develop a friendship with all that is deepest about, our own interior we become aware that consciousness envelops and surrounds us everywhere. The world becomes a sacred place where all that exists lives in an interrelationship and interdependence. The cosmos is one. There is no separation. Each one of us is the universe. There exists A Great Non Local Intelligence alive and working throughout all creation. With this perspective, Patrick looks upon the natural world as the voice of God. Divinity exists and teaches us all that is necessary through the world of nature. The one consciousness joins humans, plants and animals together, each according to its own electromagnetic evolution. For this reason Patrick's home, Anam Cara, created was with beautiful gardens, animals and fowl organically infusing it with an obvious glimmer of God's presence.

Patrick is now retired and living on his small farm, Anam Cara, in County Laois, Ireland.

 

 

About Patrick Mooney

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