For Lent 2017 Irish Jesuit Communications asked Aidan Mathews, RTÉ producer, playwright and poet, to write an online retreat. IJC chose the theme of the ‘reign’ or ‘kingdom’ of God as described in Jesus’ parables in the gospel of Matthew. Aidan has previously written and presented a series of Sunday night reflections for radio, based on Matthew’s gospel. His unique, provocative, sometimes startling style that spoke to the hearts of listeners to RTE 1, is happily evident in this six-week Lenten retreat. Use the menu provided on this page to access the content of each week.