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Naomh Pól i mBéal Feirste

The Year of St Paul is getting special treatment as Gaeilge in Belfast. Alan McGuckian’s weekly Seminars in Cultúlann MacAdam Ó Fiaich on the Falls Road are all given over to St. Paul and his letters. (Every Thursday night at 7.00pm). Belfast Gaels find themselves inspired and shocked in equal measure by the zeal of Paul both before and after ...

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So you can’t forgive?

Brian Lennon has just completed a book, So You Can’t Forgive…? Moving Towards Freedom, which he hopes will be published in the New Year. It is based on his experience of working with people who have suffered in the Northern Ireland conflict, although the examples he uses are more general. Most people think the Christian message is all about reconciliation. ...

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Madrid Summit

Twelve new Provincials were among those who gathered with John Dardis just outside Madrid for the annual meeting of the European Provincials. Ireland makes a big contribution through Dermot O’Connor as Assistant to the President of the Conference, through Brendan McPartlin who is European Social delegate and through Joe Dargan and Jan van de Poll who run the Tertianship based ...

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SJ alumni in Vienna

The Irish Jesuits, though they run six schools, have no Federation of graduates. However two Irishmen, Michael Sheil SJ and Dr Ray Murphy (respectively the Past President and the incoming President of the Clongowes Union) attended the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni/ae, meeting in Pallottihaus, Vienna, (pictured) this month. They reported on the Sli Eile project in KwaZuluNatal, which engages each ...

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Father Browne’s Dublin

It is twenty years since Eddie O’Donnell SJ, using Fr Frank Browne’s photographs, produced “Annals of Dublin”, which quickly became a best-seller. Now the Currach Press has brought out a handsome and expanded edition of what was described as “one of the best publications ever produced about Dublin city”. It has been updated and now (in the words of the ...

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TY makes a difference

Oliver Murphy (pictured) was appointed as Transition Year Co-ordinator and Year Head at Belvedere College in the summer of 2007. Now, just fourteen months into the job, he reflects on the year with some amazement. The students of Transition Year 2007-8 have performed ballroom dancing in the Helix before a crowd of 1000 spectators, cycled on a pilgrimage across the ...

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Kevin’s goodbye

On Thursday 23rd October 2008 Fr Kevin O’Rourke’s kith and kin and fellow-workers gathered in the Mission Office to celebrate his twelve years of dedicated service and to thank him for his gentle, caring and listening presence to so many in the past years. The oldest missionary present, Fr. John Fitzgerald, presented to Kevin on behalf of all missionaries a ...

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Guns near Goma

Gerry Clarke SJ in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo) asks for our prayers. The war is coming closer. The rebels are within twenty miles of the JRS camp, and there is a serious question this morning (28 October) about evacuating JRS personnel. Composed of Tutsi soldiers, the rebel army is led by General Laurent Nkunda, who refuses to disarm while ...

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Short Notices

Two entrants from Leeson Street ran the Dublin Marathon. For Terry Walsh SJ, a 57-year-old New England Jesuit who teaches philosophy in Heythrop College, London, this was his 14th Marathon; for Damien Burke, Jesuit archivist, his first. Both completed the course under four hours. Damien finished in the top sixth, Terry in the top quarter of the 12,000 runners. The ...

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Hession session

Coláiste Iognáid, the Jesuit school in Galway, held a benefit concert on Thursday, October 23, where a number of local and international artists played with the school orchestra and choir under the direction of music teacher, Carl Hession. The concert, named October Twilight, was held in aid of the school rowing club. Four students were MCs for a host of ...

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