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Commemorating slain Jesuits

A memorial service will be held in Novosibirsk on 29 November for the Otto Messmer SJ and Viktor Betancourt SJ, the two Jesuit priests who were brutally murdered in Moscow last week. The homily was given by Bishop Joseph Werth SJ, Bishop of the Diocese of the Transfiguration of the Lord and President Russian Bishops’ Conference. The full text of ...

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Short Notices

As the picture shows, the bulldozers finally tackled the old Cherryfield on Monday, 3 November. This Friday and Saturday, 7-8 November, the Milltown Institute will host an International Pastoral Conference with Dr Timothy Radcliffe OP as the keynote speaker, on: “Who do you say that I am?” Speaking to Fr Provincial, John Dardis, this morning, 4 November, Gerry Clarke said ...

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Ireland funds African projects

The Jesuit Mission Office works hard to raise funds for a variety of projects in different parts of the world, and recently Murt Curry and his colleagues in the office were rewarded. Four more projects were approved by Misean Cara, bringing the total project money approved in 2008 to 560,000 euro. Our picture shows JVI volunteers Dermot and Josephine, who ...

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The Pilgrims

Seven Jesuits have just returned from a long-planned pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Donal Neary and Derek Cassidy had gone ahead to prepare the way for them, checking on places and transport. The picture shows Charlie Davy, Peter Sexton, Derek Cassisy and John Guiney offering Mass at Dalmanutha, where Jesus prepared breakfast for his disciples after the Resurrection. Read Donal’s ...

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Canon of Shyogwe

AMDG Express inflitrated the Synod of Dublin and Glendalough to get this picture of a now-familiar face, Ken Rue, financial director of the Messenger. Ken is studying for ministry in the Church of Ireland, and is a Canon of Shyogwe in Rwanda, which gives him a special link with his pictured companion: Fidele, Rwandan by birth but for many years ...

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Making news

Three Jesuits were in the national news last week. John Dardis, on RTE’s News at One, talked to Sean O’Rourke about the two Jesuits murdered in Moscow. Edmond Grace has held his line in an exchange of letters to the Irish Times. Richard Leonard (pictured right) from Australia gave radio interviews on the dangers of internet addiction, to Newstalk and ...

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Belvedere remembers the Armistice

On 9th November at 10 a.m. in the Belvedere College Chapel, Fr Derek Cassidy SJ will celebrate a Mass to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, and to remember the 47 former pupils and two teachers from Belvedere who lost their lives in the First World War: to be broadcast live on RTE radio. Some Transition Year students ...

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Jim Hayes SJ

AMDG Express has saluted two of the Irish Jesuits working in Britain: Kieran Barry-Ryan and (post-humously) Jack Donovan. Jack’s near-contemporary, Jim Hayes, is living in Liverpool, but for many years he has hardly featured on the horizons of Province activities despite a remarkably active priestly life. The photo shows Jim with his ordination class. Click on ‘Read more’ below for ...

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Peter Hannan on the Holy Spirit

Since he returned from the Zambian mission, Peter Hannan SJ has been living a special sort of life in Manresa, rising in the very small hours, studying, writing and praying until the dawn, gardening in the grounds of Manresa, and working steadily at his books. His latest is called A World Alight with Splendour and is about the Holy Spirit. ...

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