Home > Tag Archives: 20081209

Tag Archives: 20081209

Taking to the road

Inspired by the example of the early Jesuits, two of the staff of Slí Eile, Padraig Swan, director, and Noelle Fitzpatrick, took off recently on a ‘pilgrimage experiment’. What this entails – as Jesuit novices well know – is spending some time on the road, without bags or baggage, completely reliant on the kindness of strangers. It is a valuable ...

Read More »

Short Notices

Robert Faricy SJ (pictured right) will give an elective course at the Milltown Institute on ‘The Practice and Theory of Contemplation’ from 2 to 4pm, on eight successive Wednesday afternoons, starting 14 January. The annual Belvedere sleep-out commences on Monday 22nd Dec. It finishes with Mass on Christmas Eve at 9pm. Slí Eile is hosting a discussion night on the theme, ...

Read More »

Jesuit College to track GAA history

To mark the 125th anniversary of the GAA next year Boston College in Ireland will undertake one of the biggest ever oral history surveys relating to a sporting organisation. The GAA Oral History Project will record face-to-face interviews with thousands of people in Ireland and abroad, including GAA members and supporters, current and former players, managers, officials and administrators, and ...

Read More »

JRS leads the way with migrants

Both JRS Ireland and Belvedere College received visits on 5 December from representatives of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD is currently conducting a thematic review of migrant education provision in Europe. Eugene Quinn, director of JRS Ireland, and Elizabeth O’Rourke were able to present the services and activities which they carry out in the area of ...

Read More »

RTE celebrates two birthdays

Barney McGuckian SJ had the rare pleasure of looking up to his altar boys as he celebrated a televised Mass for the 120th birthday of the Sacred Heart Messenger, and the 100th of the Pioneer Club. The venue was the Boys’ Chapel in Clongowes, where the status of altar server is reserved to senior boys. RTE cameras caught the beauty ...

Read More »

Raising awareness of missions

Jesuit Missions Ireland, under its current Director John Guiney SJ, is undergoing a process of strategic planning for the coming five years. High on its priority list is creating ways to generate awareness of the good works of Irish Jesuits abroad over the decades. It is also seeking to ensure continuity in mission activities now that so few new missionaries ...

Read More »

Update on Bill Johnston’s condition

Irish Jesuit Bill Johnston, who has been living and working in Japan since the 1950s and who is known worldwide for his books on Buddhism and Christianity and on mystical theology, suffered a brain haemorrhage last July while making his retreat in the theologate in Tokyo. His condition has been critical since then, though he has begun in recent months ...

Read More »

Visit of Antoine Kerhuel SJ

Father Antoine Kerhuel, Assistant to Fr General for the Provinces of Western Europe, arrived in Dublin on 7 December. He is a neat little Breton (pictured here at the Blessing of Cherryfield), with a sporty tie and the build of a scrum-half. He was quickly immersed in Irish affairs, blessing Cherryfield (see story below) on Monday morning, and visiting the ...

Read More »

Blessing Cherryfield

The New Cherryfield was where an enemy would drop his bomb on 8 December, if he wanted to cripple the Irish Jesuits. Fr Assistant Antoine Kerhuel was there with the Provincial John Dardis, half of his Consultors and a good gathering of the well and the wobbly, to offer the first Mass in the new chapel, with Brendan Comerford SJ ...

Read More »