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JRS Ireland welcomes new faces

Two new staff members have recently taken up their posts with JRS Ireland. Rory Halpin SJ (pictured right) has arrived in Limerick, and is looking forward to the challenge of assisting asylum seekers in the city and the surrounding area. And in the Dublin office, Elizabeth O’Rourke has begun her work as Integration Officer. Her role is to develop integration ...

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Short notices

President Mary McAleese, who will be conferred with a HDCL (Canon Law) in Milltown next month, has invited her former lecturer, Michael O’Sullivan (pictured right), to join the Forum she is hosting on October 1st to highlight the issue of “Domestic and Sexual Abuse against women and men, including older people in Ireland.” Unfortunately on that day Michael willl be ...

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Volunteers begin JVC experience

Two young and enthusiastic volunteers have just moved into Ballymun for nine months of simple living and full-time voluntary service, in a programme of social analysis and reflection inspired by Jesuit spirituality. Edel O’Donnell from Glasnevin is a former member of the Ballymun Gospel Choir. Majella Moloney, educated at Crescent College Comprehensive, has just returned from the Jesuit Magis Programme ...

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Faith and politics in Venice

Edmond Grace’s focus on politics and faith brought him to Venice for a week-long reflection on the topic, together with twenty-six young adults – the photo shows them outside San Marco. They came from Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Poland; the event was organised through a network of Jesuit centres around Europe, including the Manresa Spirituality Centre in Dollymount. ...

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The death of Fr Paddy Doyle SJ

Former Irish Jesuit Provincial Fr Paddy Doyle SJ died in Cherryfield in the early hours of Sunday morning. His body was in respose at Cherryfield on Tuesday Sept 16 at 2.30pm followed by prayers at 4pm. His funeral mass will take place in Milltown Park chapel on Wed Sept 17th at 11am. As he had worked for peace on the ...

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Zambia’s lost leader

As the Zambian Jesuits mourn their dead president, their grief and sense of loss goes far beyond the conventional. Though Patrick Levy Mwanawasa was the third Zambian President, he was the first to die. A lawyer by profession, he kept the country united. Nobody was exempt from the law. He won praise for keeping the lid on once-rampant inflation and ...

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Busy partners

Joe Greenan and Deirdre Soffe, the Irish Jesuits’ Partners in Mission, have organised two workshops in the last month. They commissioned a website called jesuitlink, which uses the Moodle system to improve communications within our ministries, and introduced it to two groups (pictured right). Secondly, under the aegis of Partners in Mission, Mr Pat Behan from Heartbeat Safety ran a ...

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Slí Eile runs social spirituality course

Sli Eile, the Jesuit ministry to young adults, is now enrolling applicants for its certificate course in social spirituality. The course entails weekly lectures from 30 September to June and is run in association with the Milltown Institute. The modules tackle issues such as Spirituality, Justice, Being Catholic in a culture of Choice, Women in the Church, Spirituality in the ...

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Provincial’s tribute to Fr Michael Melvin RIP

Many tributes have been paid to the late Fr Michael Melvin SVD, director of kairos Communications in Maynooth. He died unexpectedly on Tuesday 9 September, aged 61. Jesuit Provincial John Dardis SJ knew him and worked with him. He issued a statement on the occasion of Fr Melvin’s death. Click on ‘Read more’ to view it.

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