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Tag Archives: 20081216

Gifts galore

Irish Jesuit Paul Campbell SJ of Loyola Press Chicago has sent the Jesuit Communication Centre twenty promotional copies of their 2009 calendar. For each month there is a poster with an Ignatian quote, and Loyola’s Jesuit Ministry website has further commentary on each of these quotes – as well as free copies of the posters. The first twenty people to email ...

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Milltown’s Ruby party

Vice-Chancellor Fr John Dardis and Acting President Fr Conn Casey C.SS.R. (pictured together here) invited all those who have worked in the Milltown Institute over its forty years of existence to a party on 10th December. It began with Vespers under the baton of Tom Whelan C.S.Sp., and moved to the Refectory for wine and canapes. John congratulated the gathering ...

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President Mary McAleese at USF

On 11 December the Jesuit University of San Francisco conferred on President Mary McAleese the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. The citation noted that her presidency has been noted for its “concern and advocacy for justice, equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism, and reconciliation”. Donal Godfrey SJ, from the Irish Province, was Convenor of the ceremony, and after welcoming ...

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Fr Assistant completes his visit

After a crowded itinerary, in which he looked, listened and learned about every ministry in the Province, Antoine Kerhuel is heading home on 17 December, leaving behind a wholesome taste from the visitation. Apart from a formal address to the Province on 13th December, he saw his task as listening and learning, with a view to helping Fr General in ...

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Sartre in Bethlehem

55 years ago a Jesuit fellow-student in Munich gave Paul Andrews a remarkable typescript: Christmas writing from an unexpected source. In the autumn of 1940 the Nazis captured and deported Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist philosopher and playwright, to a labour camp in Germany. Before Christmas Paul Feller, a Jesuit fellow-prisoner, persuaded Jean-Paul to write a nativity play for the French ...

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Death of Avery Dulles, SJ

Tributes from around the world have been paid to the late Avery Dulles SJ, one of the world’s most renowned Jesuits and a Cardinal since 2001. He died at 9am on Friday Dec 12th, aged 90. Son of John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower’s Secretary of State after whom Dulles Airport in Washington is named, Cardinal Dulles converted to Catholicism in 1940 ...

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Spirituality for a time of bewilderment

Theologian Gerry O’Hanlon SJ works at the Centre for Faith and Justice, and lives in a corporation estate in Cherry Orchard, at the far end of Ballyfermot. He sees the signs of change this Christmas in the housefront decorations. The recession is kicking in and many people are left bewildered by the rapidity and the intensity of the change. There ...

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Short notices

An Inter-Institutional Centre for Spirituality and Social Transformation has been launched in Waterford Institute of Technology, through the participation (pictured here) of Michael O’Sullivan SJ (Milltown Institute), Sister Bernadette Flanagan (All Hallows) and Michael Howlett (Waterford IT). The current Irish Catholic reports how ChurchServices.tv, part of CatholicIreland.net, is broadcasting Masses live to a growing audience, including some beleaguered Christians in ...

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Fr Joseph A. Kelly SJ

“Some people become priests because they love God, some because they love talking about God, and some, like Fr Joe Kelly, because they love people.” Joe had moved from Dublin to Jersey City in 1968, and worked in particular with students, and later actors – he played a Catholic priest in City Hall with Al Pacino. The crowds who attended ...

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