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Jesus: social revolutionary?

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) has announced the publication of Jesus: social revolutionary? This new book is written by one of the JCFJ team, Peter McVerry SJ, and published by Veritas. Tony O’Riordan SJ, director of the JCFJ, states that the book is “an attempt to open a debate about the meaning of our faith and the ...

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Murphy in Mexican mission

The Irish Province financial officer, Peter Murphy and his wife, Breda, took time out from their recent holiday in Mexico to visited the Station Mission Pedro Fabro in Mexico. After a request from the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the Irish Province send funds to a Jesuit mission led by Fr. Pedro Arriaga Alarcon SJ, which works with displaced indigenous people ...

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Coming up this week:

9 April, Veale Public Lecture, Discernment for the Church of our Times by Prof. Elizabeth Liebert, Milltown Park, 7.30pm. 12-13 April, Enneagram weekend in Galway: Contact Fr. John Humphreys (091) 863394 or jhumphreys@jesuit.ie.

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Jesuit Centre questions Thornton Hall prison move

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has just published the April 2008 issue of Working Notes entitled Thornton Hall Prison – A Progressive Move?. It focuses on concerns about the proposed relocation of both the Central Mental Hospital and the Dóchas Centre, the women’s prison in Mountjoy, to the controversial new prison complex at Thornton Hall, north county Dublin. ...

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Blessed Columba Marmion Commemorated

Donal Neary SJ and Pat Coyle of the Jesuit Commuication Centre were guests at a special commemoration ceremony on Sunday April 6, to mark the 150th anniversary of Blessed Columbia Marmion in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, the church where he was baptised. Columba Marmion went to school in Belvedere before becoming a diocesean priest and, finally, a Benedictine monk. ...

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RTE features Ballymun Gospel Mass

RTE’s Mass on Sunday for April 6 was broadcast live from the Virgin Mary Church , Ballymun, Dublin. Frank Brady SJ was the celebrant, and Slí Eile’s Ballymun Gospel Choir provided the music under the direction of Cathy Burke. The mass was a showcase for the regeneration in Ballymun with many local community groups participating directly in the mass or ...

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Michael Ryan SJ, RIP

The funeral of Fr Michael Ryan SJ took place in Milltown Park, Dublin on April 7, 2008. Michael died peacefully at Cherryfield Lodge, Dublin on Thursday, April 3, 2008, aged 90 years. Born in Dublin, his early education was with the Christian Brothers on North Richmond Street. He entered the Jesuits in Emo in 1936, then studied Arts at UCD, ...

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Ecumenics book launch

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE) director, Linda Hogan, were the main speakers at the launch of the book The Irish School of Ecumenics, 1970-2007, edited by Michael Hurley SJ. It was launched at a reception in the Milltown Institute on Thursday 3 April. The Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by the Church of Ireland Archbishop, ...

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Cristóbal Jiménez ordained deacon

Cristóbal Jiménez SJ was ordained deacon on March 27 by auxiliary bishop Most Rev. Karmelo Etxenagusia in the Church of the Jesuit Residence of Bilbao. Cristóbal is currently doing a Licence (STL) in Spirituality in Dublin’s Milltown Institute and lives in the Leinster Road student community. From the Loyola Province in Spain, Cristóbal was a journalist for over 10 years ...

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