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St Declan’s marks 50th birthday

St Declan’s School celebrated its 50th birthday on 27 September, with past and present students and their families filling Haddington Road church for a Mass celebrated by Jesuit Provincial John Dardis. In 1958, Fr Dermot Casey, a Jesuit psychologist, raised £4000 to buy 35 Northumberland Road, in Dublin 4. He needed a place to cater for children of normal intelligence ...

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Coláiste Iognáid welcomes government funding

Staff, students, parents, Jesuits and the Board of Management of Coláiste Iognáid have given a warm welcome to the news that the Department of Education will provide the funding for them to proceed with a substantial extension to the school.  This means that the school will for the first time have its own front entrance on Sea Road, through the ...

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Slí Eile present cheque to Irish charity

Slí Eile director Padraig Swan presented a cheque for €45,000 to John Clarke of Friends in Ireland on 27 September in the Belvedere Hotel. The money was raised by students from five Jesuit Colleges (plus Terenure College) for the construction of an orphan house in Kokstad, a South African township. Teams of students from these schools also went out to ...

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Pioneers keep ploughing away with young people

The Pioneer Association made its presence felt at the National Ploughing Championships, which was held in Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny, and drew a record crowd of 210,000 people over three days. One of the hundreds of organisations which exhibited at the event, the Pioneers received a good deal of verbal support for their mission from the public, many of these expressing their ...

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Clongowes for Kairos

Clongowes Wood College was the venue for not one but two Kairos retreats running in parallel last weekend, 25-28 September. Under the direction of Mary Maume, Peter Sexton SJ and Conor Harper SJ, Clongowes had over 30 Fifth years doing the retreat. They were joined by a group of eight boys from St. Colman’s College, Newry, who are also trying to ...

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Street evangelisation

Fr Charlie Davy SJ, having signed up for a one-day course on evangelisation. was disconcerted to find that it included a bit of practice. He went on to the Galway streets for an hour, and, as instructed, accosted people: who seemed to be at leisure:Would you like to hear some good news? If they said Yes, Charlie followed up with: ...

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Ignatian Formation in Jesuit Colleges

Brian Flannery, the Education Delegate for the Irish Jesuit province, hosted a meeting 29-30 September for those involved in Ignatian Formation in the Jesuit Colleges. Attendees were: Helen Barden (Belvedere), Danny McNelis (Gonzaga), Frank Clarke (Clongowes), and Brendan McManus SJ (Galway). Each gave an outline of what their school did by way of induction and formation of new and existing ...

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Paddy Lavery SJ: a special jubilee

Among the many personal jubilees celebrated in the Irish Jesuit province this year, Paddy Lavery’s (60 years a Jesuit) had a special flavour. His Clongowes brethren gathered round him in Cherryfield where he has lived since 1993, and pictured him holding the Schools Junior rugby cup (Clongowes won it this year): a poignant reminder of the chalice of suffering which ...

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Short Notices

Fr Brendan Comerford SJ (photo right) will give his popular 4-week Scripture course, an introduction to the Gospels (taking one Gospel each night), from 7.30 to 9.30 on Tuesday evenings from 14 October to 4 November inclusive: in the Fr John Sullivan Room, Gardiner St Church; in conjunction with Iona Rd Parish. No booking required – come along on the ...

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