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Remembering the Jesuits in Tullabeg

Fr Seamus Dunican, parish priest of Rahan-Killina in Co. Offaly, is keen to maintain the memory of the Jesuit presence in Tullabeg. He extends an invitation to all Jesuits to attend the annual blessing of the graves in the parish on Tuesday, 12 August at 6.30pm and to a meal in his house beforehand, at 5.00pm. As well as being ...

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Anniversary celebrations for St Declan’s

2008 marks the 50th anniversary of St Declan’s School, a remarkable venture begun by the Jesuits in 1958. With premises on Northumberland Road, Dublin 4, it helps children who, for personal or emotional reasons, are achieving below their potential in mainstream primary schools. For a full description of its remarkable work, see its newly launched website. Currently St Declan’s is running a ...

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JCFJ keeps tabs on justice and reform

An Ceann Comhairle, John O’Donoghue, will launch the Jesuit Centre of Faith and Justice’s web-based Oireachtas Watch service. The launch will take place on Wednesday 9 July at 7.00pm in Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Oireachtas Watch is an internet database of answers to written parliamentary questions asked of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in the ...

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Youth festival with a difference

It’s summertime, and young people’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of festivals. There’s Oxegen and the Electric Picnic, of course; but a surprise attraction for as many as 1,000 young people this year is the Knock Summer Youth Festival. The brainchild of the Knock Youth Ministry, it will take place from 24 to 27 July. It aims “to help people ...

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Ethnic tensions in Kenya

Last week we published the first of two articles published recently by Gerard Whelan SJ in Civiltà Cattolica: ‘Christian hope and the African city’. This week we publish the second, ‘Ethnicity and political tension in Kenya’ (April 2008). Gerry spent many years in Kenya before taking up his teaching post. In this article he assesses the role which ethnic tensions ...

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Belvedere hosts conservationists

28 years ago the then rector of Belvedere joined a group of local residents concerned with preserving what was left of Georgian glories in that corner of Dublin. On Tuesday 8th July as we go to press, they are meeting in Belvedere House to look back on a generation of hard work. Our local TD Bertie Ahern will be there, ...

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At the frontiers

The picture shows five seasoned Jesuits at the edge of Ireland, with Valentia Island behind them. Left to right they have been working in: Milltown-Cherryfield (John Guiney), Zimbabwe (John Moore), Central Mental Hospital (Des O’Grady), Kenya (Cecil McGarry), and Zambia (Jerry O’Connell). Paul Andrews (JCC) was at the other side of the camera. When lumped together for a week in ...

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CLC holds assembly in Fatima

The Christian Life Communities (CLC) are holding their World General Assembly in Fatima, Portugal, from 12 to 22 August. Delegates from Ireland are Mary O’Meara of Edenderry, Fionnuala Howard of Howth, and Michael Gallagher SJ, Ecclestiastical Assistant. This assembly is held every five years. The theme this year is ‘Journeying as an apostolic body: our response to this grace from ...

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Evening theology course in Milltown

The Milltown Institute is still accepting applications for its Certificate in Theology, a two-year evening programme which is accredited by NUI. The programme begins in September, with lectures taking place on Tuesday evenings and on occasional weekends. No previous knowledge or study of theology is required. For more details contact the programme director, Eileen Houlahan CHF (pictured right): phone 01-2776325 ...

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