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Volunteers celebrate successful South Africa challenge

75 volunteers joined the Slí Eile South Africa Challenge this summer. They were mainly 6th year graduates of the Jesuit schools, but they were joined by volunteers from Terenure College and a host of friends and partners of the Jesuits in Ireland. They raised €45,000, which funded the materials and local labour for the construction of an orphan house in ...

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Guest lecture at Milltown inauguration

Professor Paul Locatelli SJ, President and Professor of Accounting, Santa Clara University, California. USA, will be the guest speaker at the Inauguration of the Academic Year at Milltown Institute on Wednesday 24th September 2008. He will speak on the place of theology in the contemporary university. Professor Locatelli recently announced his intention to resign from Santa Clara during the coming ...

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Paddy Doyle and the ISE

Many others besides Jesuits have felt the loss of Paddy Doyle SJ, former Irish Provincial, who passed away recently. Below is a piece from Robin Boyd, the second director of the Irish School of Ecumenics, who offers an intriguing perspective on Paddy’s contribution to the school at a crucial stage of its development.   “Slight in stature but strong in presence,” ...

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Coláiste Iognáid students retreat to sea

With the help of a number of Colaiste Iognaid teachers, Brendan McManus SJ began the school retreat programme last week. Each class in the school has a day away at a retreat centre run by the Sisters of the Asumption in Inverin, Co. Galway. The Ignatian-style retreats work with the students’ self awareness, their desires and goals for life, and ...

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Artwork for Tertianship building

A bronze and glass sculpture which was commissioned for the Tertianship building in Manresa was unveiled and blessed on Monday, 22 September, by John Dardis SJ. The artist is Corkman Eoin Turner. He was approached by Joe Dargan SJ and asked to design a sculpture which would be inspired by the motif of the Blessed Trinity, especially as seen in ...

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Personnel changes at Slí Eile

Gerry Clarke SJ is giving up his Slí Eile duties in order to work with the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He leaves for Africa on 17 October. Gerry will be based in Goma, in eastern Congo, where the JRS works mainly at organising educational activities in camps for refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). While ...

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“Is religion dangerous?” – public lecture

The question to which the third public lecture of Studies Quarterly Review and The Iona Institute will be addressed is ‘Is religion dangerous?’ This is the title of one of the books written by the guest lecturer, Professor Keith Ward, and will form the premise for his remarks at the event on Thursday 2 October in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin ...

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Seventy years a Jesuit

Fr Kevin Laheen SJ celebrated seventy years as a Jesuit on Sept 16, with his family, friends and Jesuit community in Leeson St, Dublin 2.  Born on Feb 18, 1919 he has lived and continues to live a full and generous life. Many of his years as a Jesuit were spent giving missions all over Ireland as well as overseas.  ...

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Short notices

Gerry Clarke SJ will celebrate his last Gardiner St Mass at 7.30pm on 28 September, as he is moving to the Democratic Republic of Congo on 17 October. Slí Eile are having a farewell gathering for Gerry afterwards – light refreshments from 8.30pm in The Belvedere Hotel Great Denmark St. Fr Ciary Quirke SJ will lead six reflective evenings to ...

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