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End of the line for Slí Eile pilgrims

Over the past five years young adults involved in Slí Eile have been walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in stages. This year the pilgrimage reached its climax. A ten-strong Slí Eile group made their great entrance into the city of Santiago in the company of many hundreds of other pilgrims. Below are the personal stories of two of ...

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Critics applaud Jesuit’s literary debut

Nigerian Jesuit Uwem Akpan has garnered considerable critical acclaim for his book of short stories, Say you’re one of them, published this week. He first attracted attention three years ago, when a lengthy short story of his was published in the New Yorker. That story, ‘An Ex-mas Feast’, opens his current collection, and it establishes the themes and sets the ...

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Letter of Provincial concerning GC35 decrees

John Dardis SJ, Irish Jesuit Provincial, writes to the Province on the occasion of the official release of the decrees of General Congregation 35. For a useful summary of the decrees, see the Australian Province Express. Dear Friends, Father General has now officially issued the documents of General Congregation 35 and they are available on the Society’s website: www.sjweb.info/35/index.cfm. The ...

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Refurbishing the Gardiner Street organ

Kenneth Jones & Co. are refurbishing the organ in St Francis Xavier’s church, Gardiner Street, to ensure that it will be in good condition for generations to come. It was renewed in 1976, but it suffered damage not merely from age but from dust during repairs to the church. The parish is grateful to the Jesuit Province, which is shouldering 50% of ...

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Clongowes farm on show

In the 1931 Clongownian, Editor Arthur Little pictured a well-endowed shorthorn bull in his editorial, over the caption: “The only prize-winner in the community”. His flippancy seems to have cost him his editorial job, and the farm, 400 acres of prime Kildare land, learned to keep a low profile in Clongowes publications. In 1976 it began to establish a commercial ...

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Reflecting on the riches of GC35

Ron Mercier SJ, a US Jesuit, is leading the Irish Province retreat that takes place this week in Manresa Spirituality Centre, Dublin. The retreat is based on the documents of the recent GC35, and looks at its implications for Jesuit life as an “affirmation and a transition”. A moral theologian by training, Ron was the Dean of Theology at the ...

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Lecture on canon law anniversary

On 25 June at 7.30pm, Professor Emeritus Frank Morrisey, OMI of St Paul’s University, Ottawa will speak on The Code of Canon Law – Twenty Five Years on. Father Frank Morrissey is an Ottawa-based Oblate priest, a professor of Canon Law at the Roman Catholic University of Saint Paul, who has gained international renown. This public lecture, under the auspices ...

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Remembering Tom McCarthy SJ

Fr. Tom McCathy SJ was born in Co. Cork in 1915 and he entered the Society at Emo in 1937. He studied Arts at UCD before his philosophy and theology, and was ordained in Milltown Park in 1949. He taught in Clongowes Wood College for 8 years before going to St. Ignatius, Galway as Minister. Over the years, he also ...

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New Jesuit General debunks ‘black pope’ myth

In an exclusive interview given recently to the editors of Jesuit journals, Father Adolfo Nicolás, the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was questioned about the challenges now facing the Church, the Society and him personally. In this first of three parts published in the British Jesuit journal, Thinking Faith, Fr Nicolás talks of his surprise at his ...

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Slí Eile trip inspired by social activist Provincial

For the first time, Slí Eile is running a summer programme in Jamaica this July. This was made possible through Joe Palmisano’s help, he is a US Jesuit who has been based in Ireland for the last three years. Joe had worked in Jamaica under Fr Jim Webb SJ (pictured here), a Canadian Jesuit with a strong sense of social ...

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