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Tertianship back in gear

After three months of dispersion in different placements, the Jesuit Tertians are back in Dublin. It’s European character is very much to the fore with several Provincials and some Tertian family members visiting. Recent Provincials visiting their charges include Fr. Janos Lucas from Hungary and Fr. Jan Dacok from Slovakia. Members of Zibi Leczkowski’s and Ludger Hillebrand’s families also came ...

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Prayer promoter spreads message

Claudio Barriga SJ, director of the Apostleship of Prayer, is spending some days in Ireland this week. Based in Rome, he is here to help promote a long-standing method of prayer through a form of the Spiritual Exercises. He was hosted by John Looby SJ, editor of the Irish Messenger, which promotes the mission of the Apostleship of Prayer through ...

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50 years of pioneering education

St. Declan’s School, which caters for children with mild levels of emotional and behavioural difficulties, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1958 by Irish Jesuits, it is a pioneering venture in the area of specialised education. Many children have spent time at the school, on Northumberland Road in Dublin 4, when mainstream schooling has not suited their ...

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Broadening student horizons

Six University College Dublin (UCD) students have just finished a two month work experience in several projects within the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ). The projects included developing a marketing plan for the Centre’s publication and online resource: ‘Towards a Directory of Irish Criminological Research’, and a study of factors that help ex-prisoners stay out of prison. The ...

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Peter McVerry book launch

Bishop Willie Walsh and journalist Vincent Browne will launch Peter McVerry SJ’s latest book Jesus: Social Revolutionary? The launch will take place next Tuesday April 29, hosted by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. According to the author, in the context of an Ireland that has become unbelievably rich but where many feel uncomfortable at the levels of homelessness ...

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Spanish video on the New Jesuit General

A documentary on the new Jesuit General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, which was shown at the recent Irish Province Assembly is now available on the Jesuit website: www.jesuit.ie. Originally made in Spanish by Informe Semanal, it was translated by Fernando Galligo SJ and the Jesuit Communication Centre (JCC) and subtitled in English for its début at the Assembly. It features a ...

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Peace building in Kenya

The Jesuit Mission Office in Dublin has successfully secured funds from the Irish Missionary Resource Service (IMRS) to sponsor a project promoting peace and reconciliation among the people of Kenya. The project, run by the Jesuit Hakimani Centre in Nairobi, aims to rebuild trust and cooperation among the different tribal groups affected by the violence resulting from the elections of ...

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Vocations in focus

Conall O’Cuinn SJ has just returned from a three day Jesuit European Vocation Directors Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. They addressed key questions such as: Is eighteen too young to join the Jesuits? When is too old?; Why are Jesuits reticent to invite people to join? Twenty Jesuit Provinces were represented at the meeting, including Lebanon, Romania, and Malta. Fr. Orlando ...

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Pope meets Avery Dulles SJ

EWTN commentators say the Pope met with Cardinal Avery Dulles SJ on his visit to St Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York, for the ‘Blessing of Youth with Disabilities’. Avery Dulles is an eminent theologian and almost ninety years old. Commentator Richard Arroyo said that Cardinal Dulles is currently in poor health and asked viewers to keep him in their ...

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