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Pat Coyle

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Pat Coyle is Director of Communications for the Irish Jesuits. Her academic background was mainly in philosophy, and a great part of her professional background was as a journalist, producer and presenter with RTE, BBC and UTV. She is a mother of two.

Following love into mystery

PAT COYLE: : As my daddy lay dying I learned about the mysterious, earth-bound love of God through the miraculous gift of an ear-drop squirter

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The importance of laughter

PAT COYLE :: I learned a lot about the power of laughter, when my father was terminally ill. And I've found a philosopher who endorsed my learning.

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What God are you praying to?

PAT COYLE : : It took my anger to wake me up to the operative images of G-D I was working out of. Images demeaning of G-D, not worthy of me.

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A radiance in dying?

PAT COYLE :: The mind may be ravaged by Alzheimer's and the body devoured by cancer, but there are some things which cannot be destroyed.

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On being close to the dead

PAT COYLE :: In this month of November, as we remember our departed loved ones in a special way, their absence need not prevent us from seeing how close they are to us.

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Georgetown salutes Fr Heelan

PAT COYLE :: Fr Patrick Heelan SJ's death has been well noted by Georgetown University, Washington, where he spent so many years and did so much good work as academic and as administrator. Read the letter of President, Dr. John J. DeGioia.

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