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Irish Jesuits in Hong Kong – 90th annivesary

The Chinese Province celebrates the 90th anniversary of the arrival of Jesuits in Hong Kong on 2 December. They were all Irish and celebrated their first mass on 3 December, the feast day of St Francis Xavier.

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The scandal of child soldiers

Pope Francis

This December we await the coming of the Prince of Peace, yet wars rage around the world. Pope Francis asks us to pray that the scourge of child-soldiers may be eliminated.

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A man of ‘creative fidelity’

Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach SJ will be remembered for his firm but creative leadership that saw the Jesuit Order through a difficult period in its recent history, says Gerry O'Hanlon

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Mary Aikenhead’s Jesuit connection

A new biography on the life of Mary Aikenhead, founder of the Irish Sisters of Charity was launched by Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communications

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A man for others

Fr Jim Moran SJ died peacefully in Cherryfield Lodge Nursing Home on Friday 18 November. He is fondly remembered

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A Jesuit and a Roshi

American Jesuit and Zen Buddhist teacher, Robert Kennedy, says Buddhism has enhanced his Jesuit vocation

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