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Ignatian Pilgrims

Last month Fergus O’Donoghue SJ led a group of 34 Irish prilgrims to Spain. He writes: “The pilgrimage is based on St. Ignatius’s Autobiography and is intended to bring pilgrims to the places in which the significant events in his life occurred. So we stayed at Loyola for four nights, which gave plenty of time for prayer in the house ...

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Short notices

Starting on 1 September, 2008, there are a number of events to celebrate the golden jubilee of St Declan’s school, Northumberland Road – the secret Jesuit school! Keep in touch through St Declan’s website: stdeclan@iol.ie. Read about it in “Special Needs” in the October Sacred Heart Messenger. August saw the publication (by Four Courts Press) of a historical study by ...

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Brendan is gone, long live Brendan

You may wonder what has happened to Brendan McManus, the first and late editor of AMDG Express. After an intense immersion course in the Conemara Gaeltacht, putting a Galway blas on his Fermanagh Gaelic, he has settled down to coordinate pastoral care in Colaiste Iognaid in Galway, where he also teaches media studies in Transition Year, manages a soccer team ...

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Young partners

Three initiatives this summer reflect the vital importance of our partners in mission: JVI: Fr Liam O’Connell, who directs Jesuit Volunteers International, sent us word of two new volunteers, Josephine Kehoe from Gorey, and Dermot Bradley from Rochfordbridge, Co. Westmeath. They are going to work for one year at Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC), near Lusaka, Zambia. Josephine will manage ...

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Bart rides the tide

Fifty years ago Fr Bart Kiely SJ, now professor of psychology at the Gregorian University, won the Lee swim as a 16-year-old. It is a different race now, 1700 metres downstream through the middle of Cork, helped by a turning tide. This year Bart set his sights on breaking 60 minutes. Scorning a wet suit (that would have put him ...

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World Youth Day

The young Irish who represented Sli Eile at the World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, wrote these reflections while still fresh from the experience: Conor: In Australia the ‘I’ bowed gracefully and took a step backwards to cede primary focus to the ‘We’ and the ‘Us’. A strong feeling of community reigned supreme. Will we carry that sense of community ...

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Figures in a landscape

How many readers will recognise these three distinguished figures and the landscape behind them? On 7th August five Irish Jesuits (Paul Andrews, Paddy Heelan, John Moore, Jimmy Hurley and Hugh O’Neill) celebrated together the golden jubilee of their ordination. Here are three of them, Hugh, John and Paddy, in the Grapery at Emo, looking at the weedy stream that feeds ...

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Fatima Fiesta

The quinquennial world assembly of the Christian Life Community was held this August in Fatima, on the theme: “Journeying as an apostolic body: our response to the grace of God”. Each country sent two delegates along with its ecclesiastical assistant. Our Irish trio, pictured here, are Mary O’Meara, Michael Gallagher SJ and Fionnuala Howard. The international flavour, the uplifting effect ...

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