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Out of Harare

When John Moore met a group of Jesuits in Gardiner Street to tell his story of recent years in Harare, he conveyed a vivid sense of what existence there is like: the menacing proximity of riot police, who may break into a church in the middle of Mass; the loss of electricity from the city’s grid, and then the loss ...

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On the other island

While we have the Mission Office to keep in touch with our men in Africa and Hong Kong, those closer to home can easily be forgotten. There are four Irish Jesuits working in Britain: Kieran Barry-Ryan, Jim Hayes, Jack Donovan and Pat Riordan. Kieran, now 79 and enjoying rude health and energy, is finishing a long stint on the marriage and ...

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JRS Ireland bids Arthur adieu

The 2008 JRS Ireland Summer Programme of activities for asylum-seeking families would have been impossible without the generous support of volunteers Arthur Bommier, Maria Garcia, Bart Parys, Tina Peji and Angeline Fanning. On 31 July, Arthur Bommier (19) will return to France after a month of volunteering with JRS Ireland. He will start university in Paris in the autumn. He ...

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Jesuit assesses new Ireland at youth festival

“The atmosphere is great – it’s like Mayo’s answer to the Oxegen music festival.” So said Ann Lee, the Youth Ministry Director at Knock Shrine, talking about the Knock Summer Youth Festival, attended this year by nearly 1,000 young people from all over Ireland. And it wasn’t all fun and games. Many of the participants turned up to hear Michael ...

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Sunsets and silhouettes

Brendan McManus SJ, former editor of AMDG Express, has received ‘Honourable mention: amateur’ in a photo competition organised by Company, a quarterly magazine of the US Jesuits. His photo (pictured right) captures a pensive Gerry Clarke SJ, at the end of Dublin’s South Wall, silhouetted by a watery sun. The title of the contest was ‘The Ignatian View‘, and the ...

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Film festival invites submissions

Young amateur and student filmmakers are invited by a Hungarian Jesuit academy to create films on the biblical theme of ‘trust’ and submit them to a film festival, which will be held in Budapest on 14-15 November 2008. This will be the thirteenth film festival organised by the Ferenc Faludi Academy, which aims to promote culture and education, especially among ...

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Short notices

Mass for the feast of St Ignatius will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, on Thursday 31 July at 11.00am. The homily will be given by Fr Brendan Comerford SJ. All are welcome. The Curia Offices will be closed, to celebrate St. Ignatius Day, from close of business on Wednesday 30 July to start of business on Tuesday ...

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Work and pray at Sacred Space

This summer sees Sacred Space become an apostolate of the Irish Jesuits. No longer under the aegis of the Jesuit Communication Centre, where it was begun almost ten years ago, the site is being established with its own structure and administration in an office adjacent to those of the JCC and Messenger on Leeson Street. “The site is now the ...

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Quiet revolution

The hallowed offices of the Sacred Heart Messenger, 37 Lr Leeson Street, have seen a quiet revolution in the last two months. Readers will have admired the new design which John Looby introduced last January. Since then Ken Rue has taken over as Accounts Manager, and Triona McKee as General and Marketing Manager. Both come with considerable experience in the ...

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