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Clongowes celebrates Jesuits

Between 25-27 November, Clongowes ran a series of events for all classes under the title ‘Celebrating our Jesuits’. There were posters throughout the concourse featuring Jesuit works in Ireland; there were slide presentations on Jesuit saints and on opportunities to work with Jesuits; and some Jesuits shared their life experiences with interested students. Particularly well received was Conall Ó Cuinn’s ...

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Examining underbelly of Celtic Tiger

At a time when it seems that the grand edifice of Western capitalism is in conflagration, it is apt that the Winter 2008 volume of the Jesuit journal Studies should be devoted to ‘Burning issues’. Indeed, in his editorial Fergus O’Donoghue SJ makes explicit the correlation between economic prosperity and social problems. “When the Celtic Tiger was roaring,” he writes, ...

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Jesuits in the news

Two Irish Jesuits made their voices heard in the Irish media this week. Peter McVerry SJ, in a trenchant Sunday evening interview on RTE Radio One, stressed that while the abuse of other drugs rightly raises concerns, the drug that is abused in Ireland at an incomparably more destructive level than any other, is alcohol. And Michael J. Kelly SJ ...

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Mayo honours MacGreil

On 29 November 500 people gathered in Westport Castle Court Hotel to see Micheál Mac Greil SJ honoured by entry to the Mayo Hall of Fame, where he joins Michael Loftus and the late Monsignor Horan of Knock.  The tribute from his own county meant more to Micheál than any other honour could. Eamonn Ó Cuiv, Minister for Culture, Gaeltacht ...

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CLC to the rescue

The Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Galway witnessed a small happening full of nice coincidences. A team from Manresa had travelled to Galway regularly over a two-year period  to train a dozen people as spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. At the end of their training they were sad to lose the strong support and bonding they had experienced from one ...

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Short notices

Father Provincial John Dardis SJ and Father Assistant Antoine Kerhuel SJ will bless the new Cherryfield Chapel and Building at 11am on Monday 8 December 2008, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Sli Eile (Debbie Moore: 01 8943165) invites you to a “Saturday with Soul”, a reflective day in preparation for Christmas: on 6 December. A week later, on Saturday 13 ...

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JRS launches 2009 intercultural calendar

The JRS Ireland Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2009 is available now. The calendar is aimed at raising awareness of diversity in Ireland, and each month it highlights religious feast days from different faiths, national days, international UN celebrations and bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland. On each page there is a monthly reflection by migrants on their experience of ...

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