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Response to Kenya

Due to the post election violence in Kenya recently, the Irish Missionary Resource Service (IMRS) set up an emergency fund to help cope with many thousands of people displaced by the ethnic violence. The Irish Jesuit Mission Office has successfully processed two applications for this fund. A grant of €15,000 was approved for relief work by the Jesuit Refugee Service ...

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Slí Eile go to Santiago

“Not for the faint-hearted”! So says Slí Eile of its pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, from 27 May to 7 June. It seems that the physical journey, however, will only be moderately rigorous – early starts, long treks over the mountains, enduring hostel life, and so on. More challenging, maybe, will be the journey into the self, which is what ...

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Belvedere win Senior Cup

In a hard-fought contest against St Mary’s College, Belvedere College’s rugby team won the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup on Sunday 16 March. Having beaten Terenure, Roscrea and Clongowes in the lead-up to the final, Belvedere were ready for a tough, demanding game. And so it was. They won by the narrowest of margins – 11-10 – with players on both ...

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Getting to grips with the Gospels

Manresa is starting a weekly evening lecture series on ‘Introducing the Gospels’. Delivered by Fr Brendan Comerford SJ, the lectures will elucidate the background of the Gospels and tackle such issues as for whom they were written, who Jesus was for the writers, who exactly the writers were, and what was going on in the communities for which they were ...

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Busy Broadcasting

It’s been a busy week media-wise for Jesuits and their colleagues. Piaras Jackson SJ was on the Seoige and O’Shea programme on RTE 1 television on Thursday March 13, talking about what has been misconstrued as ‘the Vatican’s new list of sins.’ Barney McGuckian tackled the same subject on RTE radio one’s Spirit Moves on Sunday 16. Two young people ...

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Mass of closure: homily of Fr Nicolás

The homily given by Father Adolfo Nicolás at the closing Mass of General Congregation 35 has been released in English. Speaking in Italian at the Church of the Gesù on March 6, Fr Nicolás reflected on ‘the logic of the Christian experience’: ‘God is love, and so we too love. God is mercy, and so we too show mercy. God ...

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‘Lent Matters’ on local radio

There’s been a great response to RNN’s Lenten series ‘Lent Matters’ according to Eileen Good, Director of RNN. Five half-hour programmes on the theme of ‘journey’ have been broadcast on local radio all over the country with the sixth going out at the Easter weekend featuring a young woman about to become a Catholic through the RCIA (Rite for the ...

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Stations of the Cross on Sacred Space

Sacred Space presents a set of Kenyan-themed Stations of the Cross that are suitable for individual reflection and prayer. Both the images and the words are challenging and topical as they offer Kenyan perspectives in the art and in the consideration of climate change. Adapted from Trócaire’s 2008 Lenten Resources, the paintings accompanying each station are from Lodwar Cathedral. Having ...

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Gardiner Street garden prayer

Prayer and reflection on the events of Holy Thursday will take place in the garden of Gardiner St Church, starting at 8.45pm on Holy Thursday evening. Scripture readings and hymns will accompany reflection on the agony, arrest, betrayal and imprisonment of Jesus. The prayer will last about an hour. Entrance to the garden is through the church. Other Holy Week ...

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