We wrote to Kairos Communications over the summer asking if there was any possibility that they could help us with the putting together of a video for Youtube that would capture the essence of the song. We received a positive reply almost immediately and shortly after Fr. Finbarr came to visit to discuss possibilities.
We are very grateful to Fr. Finbarr, Seamus and Sebastien and the team at Kairos for the beautiful visual prayer space they have created. It will be available for viewing on YouTube from October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis.
Kairos Communications is a not-for-profit media production and training company based in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. It was set up in 1983 by Fr. Michael Melvin SVD as part of the apostolate of the Divine Word Missionaries. It has produced programmes for multiple channels and other clients, and has its own studios.
Kairos produces many programmes with a religious theme for RTE including broadcast Sunday Mass, iWitness and The Angelus, as well as documentaries and other programmes for TG4, BBC and Trócaire. Kairos has also produced live European Broadcasts such as the 2017 Christmas Eve mass broadcast by RTE and the European Broadcasting Union
Since 2003 Kairos has worked in partnership with Maynooth University delivering media production modules for students of degree & masters programmes in media studies. Kairos has 2 studios available for production and for education. Kairos runs post-graduate courses in Christian Communications for St Patrick’s College Maynooth.
The ancient spiritual tradition of the Church, explicitly connects the enclosed-contemplative life to the prayer of Jesus "on the mountain", or solitary place not accessible to all but only to those whom he calls to be with Him, apart from the others.
The enclosure therefore, even in its physical form, is a special way of being with the Lord, of sharing in Christ's emptying of Himself by means of a radical poverty, expressed in renunciation not only of things but also of space, of contacts, of so many benefits of creation.