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In defence of denominational schools

The Word magazine, in association with the Iona Institute, is holding a half-day conference on Friday 4 April in the Tara Towers Hotel ‘in defence of denominational schools’. The conference will look at how accusations that denominational education is sectarian or segregationalist have been answered in England and Scotland. It will propose a positive argument in favour of state funding ...

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Annual Veale public lecture

The Department of Spirituality at Milltown Institute hosts a lecture each year to commemorate Fr Joe Veale SJ (1921-2002). Fr Veale was a leading figure in the modern renewal of Ignatian spirituality. This year’s Veale Public Lecture, ‘Discernment for the Church of our Times: Simple Practices and Profound Effects’, will take place in the Theatre, Milltown Park on Wednesday 9 ...

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Desperate Executives

National College of Ireland President Paul Mooney has just published his latest book, Desperate Executives. As the title with its echoes of ‘Desperate Housewives’ suggests, the book is a modern-day fable, but its focus is the world of business rather than middle-class suburbia. It centres around the predominant issues which continually emerge in executive coaching and offers an insight into ...

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New faces in Dublin

Nick Rashford SJ of the Maryland Province is in Dublin teaching Strategic Management in Trinity College on the Bachelor in Business Studies degree. Nick was formerly dean of the School of Management at Rockhurst College, Kansas City, and was president of Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, for 17 years. Nick is staying in the Morehampton Road Community. Matthew Hsu SJ was ...

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Feedback for Jesuits on GC35

The Irish Jesuits held their annual Assembly on 30 March, which was entitled ‘Called to the Frontiers‘ and focused on the recent General Congregation 35 in Rome. The two Irish delegates (pictured) who had attended the Congregation, Provincial John Dardis SJ and Jim Corkery SJ, addressed the Assembly on the Election of the new Father General, Adolfo Nicolás, the Congregation ...

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Looking back on the School of Ecumenics

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will launch Michael Hurley’s book The Irish School of Ecumenics (1970-2007) on Thursday 3 April 2008 at 7.30 pm in the Milltown Institute. The book is a memoir as much as a history and the story of the school is recounted by its former Directors and present head, Linda Hogan. Other contributors include Robin Boyd, John D’Arcy May, Alan Falconer, Geradline Smyth OP and Kenneth Kearon.

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5 million pray as they go

Downloads from Pray-as-you-go, the podcast website of the British Province of the Jesuits, passed the 5 million mark recently. According to SJ, the Province newsletter, the average number of downloads per day in the first week of March was over 14,000. Each day, Pray-as-you-go offers an audio file, with prayer and music, to help busy people to reflect while on ...

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New beginnings on Inis Oírr

Eleven young adults were on Inis Oírr in Galway Bay for the Easter Triduum as part of a joint initiative between Slí Eile and the Galway Spirituality Centre. This pilot retreat on the theme of “new beginnings” involved a pilgrimage to different sites on the island, a dawn resurrection mass, and group reflections. A poem from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus was ...

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A new director for Slí Eile

Slí Eile has announced the appointment of a new director. Pádraig Swan, a member of the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir for the last two years, will take up leadership of the Jesuit organisation that provides a wide range of faith and justice activities for young adults aged 18-35 in June. A native of Carlow, Pádraig first came into contact with ...

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