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Jesuit Congregation elects Superior General

Saturday, 19 January, saw the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus elect Father Adolfo Nicolás as their new Father General, the 29th successor to the order’s founder, Ignatius Loyola. He succeeds Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach, whose resignation was accepted on the preceding Monday. Jesuits and their colleagues around the world, as well as many church leaders, have warmly welcomed ...

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Lecture on Dead Sea scrolls

Milltown Institute and the Church of Ireland Theological College will co-host a lecture on the Dead Sea scrolls by an internationally acclaimed expert, Prof. Hanan Eshel. It will take place on Wednesday, 23 January at 8.00pm in the Theatre of Milltown Institute. For more information, email Gabrielle McCabe gmccabe@milltown-institute.ie or phone (01) 2776319.

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Prayer for Church Unity Week

On the eve of Church Unity week, Tom Leyden in Belfast asks us to remember all those working in the area of inter-church dialogue. He preached in Knock Methodist Church in East Belfast last week, and he asks us to pray for all the people of the North as they struggle to make peace and work in true communion together ...

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Warm welcome in Dundrum

Des O Grady SJ received a warm welcome from staff and patients when he took up his new post as Chaplain in the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin, this week. Des is picking up the reins from the Marists, who had worked there for many years. One of his illustrious predecessors is Blessed Columba Marmion, whose 150 anniversary will ...

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‘Thinking Faith’ website launched

The British Jesuits have launched a new online publication, Thinking Faith, and the current content features two Irish Jesuit contributions. Michael Hurley SJ asks ‘Our ecumenical hopes – where are they now?‘, and Jim Corkery analyses Pope Benedict’s latest encyclical, Spe Salvi. Thinking Faith has no regular “issue date”. Instead, articles are added at any time. If you want to ...

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Intercultural/interfaith calendar, 2008

The Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland has produced an Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2008 for schools which provides month-by-month information on special days in the lives of the main religious and cultural communities in Ireland. It also includes religious feasts, national days, international UN celebrations and bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland. It can be purchased from Community Links Project ...

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Galway rows

A former student at the Coláiste Iognáid was one of the 14-man rowing crew which broke the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. Ray Carroll has been rowing since he attended Galway’s Jesuit school and has represented Ireland in the World junior championships, the World University games, and won gold for Ireland in the European rowing championships. When his crew ...

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Death of Michael Reidy SJ

Fr Michael Reidy SJ died peacefully in Cherryfield early on the morning of Friday 18 January 2008, aged 90 years. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

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