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‘Sacred Space’ – Loyola Press, joint apostolate


Irish Jesuit Provincial Tom Layden and Brian Paulson SJ, Provincial of the Chicago Province, have together announced news of their formal agreement to make Sacred Space, the online prayer site, a joint apostolate. From Sept 1st 2014 Sacred Space and Loyola Press will work in partnership together to grow Sacred Space as a fruitful apostolic work. Loyola Press will be ...

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Living among the poor, listening to their silence

Mary Stokes spent a year as a Jesuit volunteer among the socially deprived people of the Ballymun flats in north Dublin. She reflects on the unsung heroes she met there, people who have helped to give a voice to the poor. Poverty is…on the barren soils of a far away continent…coins in a paper cup on street corner…in an empty ...

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Powerful video from Pope

Pope Francis

The Pope has made a moving short video, the first ever to promote prayer worldwide for his monthly intention. He calls on people of different faiths to work together for peace and justice.

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Pass the bill, urges JRS


JRS Ireland has called on the Irish Government to honour the promise of fundamental reform of the asylum seeking process.

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Frank Doyle, RIP

Frank Doyle, an Irish Jesuit priest of the Chinese Province, died on Saint Patrick’s Day 2011. After some years working in Ireland, Frank had returned to Asia in 2010, undertaking work as a spiritual director in Manila. For many years he wrote the Living Space commentaries –  reflections on readings and saints – on the Sacred Space website. His requiem and burial ...

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What hope for faith in the new Ireland?

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ spoke to almost 400 priests at a recent Dublin Diocesan conference. He explored such issues as changes in Irish culture, the challenge of post-modernism, and the “languages of faith”. The title of my presentation for the Dublin priests was “After a cultural revolution, what hope for faith?”, and I described it more as an evocation than ...

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Doing ordinary things with love

Brendan Hyland

The life and death of Brother Brendan Hyland SJ was marked with moving tributes from his family and fellow Jesuits at his funeral mass in Milltown Park Chapel

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Ignatian retreat changed MP’s life

Sarah Tether

Former MP Sarah Tether, now Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service UK, was the keynote speaker at the annual Faith and Life convention in Belfast.

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Too old for the craic in Cracow?

World Youth Day

Brendan McManus SJ, author of 'Redemption Road', is on the pilgrim trail again, this time as a Magis16 leader and participant in World Youth Day in Cracow.

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