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The surveyor’s eye

Fr. Frido Pflueger SJ, Regional Director of JRS Eastern Africa (pictured here), visited our Dublin office from Nairobi and brought good news of Richard O’Dwyer SJ who is begining a new project in Eastern Ethiopia amongst the Somali refugees. Dublin-born Richard, now 51, was a quantity surveyor before he entered the Jesuits in 1983, and you notice the surveyor’s eye ...

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The old lady owes us nothing

ighteen Jesuits, from six communities, plus two ex-Jesuits who were novices in Emo, and five ladies who have worked there in recent years, gathered in the old noviciate on a November evening to remember and pray, and enjoy the hospitality of the Office of Public Works before scattering. It was a day to remember. Read more.

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Jesuits on the Chinese mission remembered

A wealth of colourful anecdotes adorns the recently published book by Todd Morrissey SJ on the first 80 years of the Irish Jesuit mission to China. The 800-page book, Jesuits in Hong Kong, South China and Beyond: Irish Jesuit mission – its development 1926-2006, was financed and promoted by the Past Students Association of the Wah Yan colleges in Hong ...

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Schools and the Ignatian vision

There was a full house in Colaiste Iognáid’s school library on 18th November to hear the Irish Jesuit Provincial, John Dardis SJ, and his colleague Jim Corkery SJ (pictured here with attendants) speak on the topic ‘An Ignatian Vision for the 21st Century’. The event was hosted by the Ignatian Identity Group (IIG), made up of parents and teachers in ...

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School retreat with a difference

Each Tuesday a group of about forty 6th year/5th year boys and girls from St Marks community School, Tallaght, visit Gardiner St Church, where Fr Donal Neary PP talks of the history of the church, the Jesuits, and  St Francis Xavier (with a Powerpoint presentation). After a meditation and a cuppa, the group moves to two other churches for a ...

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Short notices

The Milltown professorial staff has made one lasting impact on the life of Dublin in the Father Simpson Water-polo Cup, commemorating Paddy Simpson’s huge ministry to swimmers and water polo players at the Half-Moon and elsewhere. We picture three Jesuit alumni in contention: Kenny Wong from Riverview, Jim Stitt from Clongowes, and Keith Lynch from Belvedere. Fr. Michael Kelly SJ ...

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100,000 Messengers go out

The Irish Jesuits are giving away over one hundred thousand copies of The Messenger magazine this Sunday Nov 30th 2008. The Messenger is the biggest selling magazine in Ireland, with a circulation of over 100,000 readers. Its editor, John Looby SJ, receives over one thousand letters a week. This weekend, through the Sunday Independent Newspaper, twenty thousand copies will be ...

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JRS responds to crisis in DR Congo

Though the ceasefire announced last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo appears to be still holding, all is far from well there. There continue to be many reports of the kidnapping, raping and killing of civilians, both by the rebels and by government troops. Refugee camps are fast filling up with people who fled from Goma and neighbouring towns ...

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Jews are smarter

AMDG Express had two Jewish stories last week (John McDade on Israel our brother, and Hugh O’Flaherty, Righteous among the Gentiles). This week Thomas Casey SJ becomes our man in Jerusalem. Tom, normally teaching at the Gregorian in Rome, is Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (pictured here) until the beginning of February 2009.

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