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Real but defying belief

The film Room, 'a testimony to love and courage' in the face of the horror of sex slavery, has received four Oscar nominations. Its producer is Ed Guiney, the nephew of Irish Jesuit John Guiney.

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1916: Remembering the Rising

A number of Jesuit responses to this year's commemoration of the 1916 Rising have emerged in recent days, most notably Seamus Murphy SJ's critical view in the Irish Times.

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SpIRE goes from strength to strength

New institute to have an MA in Spirituality on offer at Milltown Park from August under the auspices of Waterford Institute of Technology.

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Messenger launches new schools supplement

The Messenger magazine now features a new schools supplement, RE:LINK, a resource for teachers and students of the Junior Certificate Religious Studies curriculum.

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Luther, Lund and the Pope

Brian O'Leary SJ notes the great significance of Pope Francis's planned visit to Sweden for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation with leading Lutherans.

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How to make good decisions

Brian Grogan SJ's latest book, Making Good Decisions, is just out. It takes a fresh and interactive approach to good decision making, and is a good guide for anyone trying to make wise choices.

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Belvo Boys sleep-out for homeless

Celebrities like Brian O’Driscoll, Bernard Brogan and Conor McGregor supported Belvedere College S.J.'s Annual Sleep-Out & Fast from December 22 – 24, 2015 with more than €190,000 raised.

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Working for unity

Province co-ordinator for ecumenism Brian O'Leary SJ urges Jesuits and colleagues to contibute to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 18-26 of January.

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Jesuits assist at Youth 2000 retreat

Nine Jesuits attended the Youth 2000 Christmas retreat with 700 young adults in Newbridge, Co.Kildare. They hope to attend further Youth 2000 retreats and events in the year ahead.

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A leadership course with a difference

Joe Greenan, from the Irish Jesuit Provincialate, was one of an international group of Jesuits and colleagues who took part in a novel Ignatian Leadership Program in Manresa , Spain. The goal was to prepare them for mission.

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