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Spirituality Centre in Limerick gets busy

Parents from the Crescent recently attended the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Limerick for a retreat in daily life. Liam O’Connell SJ and Dermot Murray SJ each directed a number of participants. Another such retreat will be organised in May. Also, Dermot Murray and Charlie Davy animated an afternoon of personal prayer, group-sharing and Mass, on the theme of being ...

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Bringing ‘faith that does justice’ to school

Peter McVerry SJ spoke to a group of about 70 parents in Colaiste Iognaid last Tuesday night, 5 February. Organised by the school’s Ignatian Identity Group (IIG), formally known as the Ethos Group, Peter’s talk was addressing the ‘Faith that does Justice’ dimension of Ignatian pedagogy. The IIG group organises a number of activities, including welcoming new parents to the ...

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Venice Workshop revisits big questions

The Venice Workshop on Faith and Politics held in August 2006 was so inspiring that it is being reprised this year. From 24-31 August 2008, a group of young Europeans (aged 18-35) will gather at the Campo dei Gesuiti, Venice, Italy, and contribute to a workshop about politics as a Christian calling and about “faith as a means of holding ...

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Launch of education booklet for migrants

Community Links has developed a new booklet for parents, entitled  “Your Child and Schools in Ireland”. It aims to give migrant and refugee parents clear information about education in Ireland, covering such topics as enrolment, the different types of primary and secondary schools, health checks, getting financial help for sending children to school, special educational needs, and language support. It ...

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JRS essay competition deadline

The deadline for entries for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe competition for student journalists is 22 February 2008. Aimed at highlighting the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers, the ‘Access to Asylum’ competition is open to students, or recent graduates, from any institute of higher education in one of the forty-three member states of the Council of Europe. And ...

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Darwin, Dawkins and theology

One of the world’s leading experts on evolution will take issue with Richard Dawkins’ views on science and God in a public lecture at the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, on Thursday 21 February at 8.00pm. Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology at Cambridge, will speak about the current widespread misuse of Darwinian theory. According to Professor Conway ...

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Jesuit Assistants announced

Tuesday 12 February 12, during a plenary session of the General Congregation, Father General announced the appointment of Regional Assistants. The Western Europe Assistant is Antoine Kerhuel, a French sociologist, expert on the European Union. He has been director of the Centre de recherche et d’actions sociales (Ceras) and editor of Projet. Born in 1957, he has most recently been ...

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Rediscovering the Trinity today

The Milltown Institute is holding an international conference on the Trinity on Friday 15 to Saturday 16 February. The full title of the conference is Rediscovering the Trinity Today: Theological, Spiritual and Aesthetic Perspectives. Speakers include Prof Philip Sheldrake, Prof John May, Prof Finbarr Clancy, Dr Gesa Thiessen, Dr Rik van Nieuwenhove, Dr Declan Marmion and Katherine Fitzpatrick, MA. For ...

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