Fr Dermod McCarthy, one of the producer/directors of Radharc, provides the reference voice-over for ‘Sick Calls’, working from an original script preserved in the Radharc Trust’s extensive Paper Collection.
Village with the Most Vocations At the time of filming there were 28 priests and 115 nuns who could could claim the little village of Doon in Co. Limerick as their birthplace. Central to this remarkable statistic is the positive perception of religious vocation fostered within the girl’s Convent School.
Sick Calls An instructional piece detailing the procedures and preparations involved when a priest is called to the house to perform his rituals for the sick or dying.
Stamps for the Missions A short whimsical verse introduces the subject – ‘The Metamorphosis of Theresa Doughnut’ tells the tale of a busy working woman who discovers her joie de vivre through collecting used stamps and sending them to the Stamp Bureau of St Stanislaus College, Tullamore. There the thousands of used stamps received from Irish offices and private homes are hand-processed by student priests and recycled for stamp collectors to generate income for Jesuit mission work abroad.
Lourdes Story A young story-teller from the Lady of Lourdes Parish in the heart of Dublin city shares her quick-fire version of the origin of Lourdes.