Patrick Mooney was born in Ireland where he now lives. He 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 ANAM CARA HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED with beautiful gardens, animals and fowl organically infusing it with an obvious glimmer of God's presence.
Patrick was ordained a Roman Catholic priest from The Catholic University of America in Washington DC. He consequently served in various parishes throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut for forty five years. During this time, together with parish duties he served as a hospital chaplain and a teacher on religion in one of his Diocese's high schools. Convinced that the Church was too linear and dogmatic in its approach to communicating the Christian message, he invested in a program on Communication at Fairfield University in Fairfield `Connecticut. He received a Master's degree for his undertaking.
Although now considered very backward, because of our digitalized sophisticated approach to communication, Patrick created 24 original audio-visual programs on 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 a Celtic Mysticism. TWENTY THIRD PUBLICATIONS from Mystic, Connecticut, has published nine of these audio visual programs which Patrick wrote, photographed and narrated himself.
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.
Besides his audio visual presentations, Patrick's book- A SONG FOR GOD, has been published by Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indian. Two other books- RELIGION LESS SPIRITUALITY and THE SPIRITUAL IMPOVERISHMENT OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION have been published By Author House, UK.