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Past pupils revived

RTE’s Lorcan Murray, past pupil of Crescent College Comprehensive SJ, was Master of Ceremonies at the Sacred Heart College SJ and Crescent Past Pupils Union celebration dinner in the college on Saturday 6 March, 2010. It was an evening of celebration and thanksgiving for the sesquicentenary year, which is now closed. The occasion also marked the launch of the Union website (www.crescentpast.com) ...

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Light in the dark rooms of grief

Messenger Publications hosted the launch of Mary Brady’s book Time Without You: Moving through the Rooms of Grief, on 21 January, in Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf. Myles O’Reilly SJ, chaplain for the Bethany Bereavement Support Group, launched the book. Interspersed throughout the text are images of Mary’s own artwork:  pencil drawings, oils, charcoals, sculptures and embroidery, as well as ...

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Unmissable: BBC on Caravaggio

Last November, AMDG Update reported the activity of a TV crew in Leeson Street preparing a documentary on the house’s Caravaggio painting, The Taking of Christ, which was a major art find in the early 1990s. The programme, entitled ‘Private life of an Easter masterpiece’, appeared on BBC 2 on Holy Saturday, and it deserved every superlative in the book. ...

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Sex, Grace and Trinity

Edmond Grace SJ took part in what has been called a ‘Catholic sex’ debate in the Trinity College Philosophical Society. Among the speakers was Senator David Norris, and the session was chaired by Dervla Browne S.C. (both pictured here with Edmond). Both Dervla Browne and Edmond are former law lecturers at the National College of Ireland. The motion – ‘that ...

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The Crescent at 150

Crescent College Comprehensive S.J.  first opened its doors on 10th March, 1859, one hundred and fifty yeras ago. Early Jesuit schools existed in Limerick between 1565 and 1773. David Woulfe S.J., a native of Limerick, who came as the Pope’s envoy to Ireland in 1561, set up the first such school. His cousin, a Jesuit scholastic, Edmund Daniel (alias O’Donnell) ...

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Todd talks

Book-launches lead to book talks. Todd Morrissey followed his launch in Milltown with a talk on “the Jesuits in China” to the Irish/Chinese Cultural Society at the United Arts Club. About 35 were present. It went well and there were many questions. On the 2 March he spoke to the Milltown Parish Society on “William Martin Murphy Re-Visited”.  His new ...

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Short notices

Rugby updates: Coláiste Iognáid (pictured here) beat Marist College, Athlone, 23-11 in the semi-final of the Conanught Cup. Clongowes JCT, tipped as favourites, lost to St Michael’s 14-15.  Belvedere SCT lost to Blackrock 12-16. On 4 March Pat Coyle, Manager of the Jesuit Communication Centre, will be speaking on ‘Addiction in the family’ as part of a week of Lenten ...

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Memories of Father Tom

Nine days after his 94th birthday Tom McMahon died peacefully on Saturday 24 January in Cherryfield, which he never tired of praising for the happiness and hope he enjoyed there. Not all his memories died with him. Apart from innumerable poems about his friends and enthusiasms, he has left a video clip (now on YouTube – also viewable on Jesuit.ie) taken ...

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Short notices

Fr Todd Morrissey’s book on Jesuits in Hong Kong, South China and Beyond will have its Irish launch in Milltown Park on Wednesday 28 January at 7.30pm. The Provincial, Fr John Dardis, will present a copy of the book to a family representative of each Jesuit who has served on the Hong Kong / Malaysian mission. All are invited. RSVP to ...

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Death of Avery Dulles, SJ

Tributes from around the world have been paid to the late Avery Dulles SJ, one of the world’s most renowned Jesuits and a Cardinal since 2001. He died at 9am on Friday Dec 12th, aged 90. Son of John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower’s Secretary of State after whom Dulles Airport in Washington is named, Cardinal Dulles converted to Catholicism in 1940 ...

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