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Tag Archives: 20090106

JRS brings Christmas cheer to migrant kids

Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland ran a very successful Christmas toy appeal, collecting a huge number of toys for distribution to more than 120 children of migrants and asylum seekers. The organizer of the appeal was Audrey Hogan of Slí Eile, and its success made for a memorable Christmas party in Clondalkin Towers on Friday 19 December. Thanks to the Trojan ...

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Deacon Cathal

On 4 January Bishop John O’Riordan C.S.Sp. laid hands on Cathal Doherty and a Spiritan priest from Congo, who were to be the last two diaconal ordinations in Kimmage Manor. It was a parish ceremony, at the 11.30 Sunday Mass, followed by a family lunch in Milltown. The stole put up something of a struggle before settling on our 40-year-old ...

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Is Henry really a Jesuit?

An article in the Irish News of 5 January recalled the reconciliation work of Henry Grant SJ twenty years ago. One of the Protestants who attended Henry’s workshops was John McMichael, who was murdered in Derry in 1987. After a first exposure, John asked a loyalist friend: Is Henry really a Jesuit? His difficulty in believing it stemmed from the ...

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Help name a new Jesuit Website!

Conall O’Cuinn SJ, Irish Jesuit Vocations Director, is working with web developer Shane Lyons to develop a new website which aims to help people who have had a ‘call’ experience explore and deepen it. Conall invites the readers of AMDG to brainstorm with the team for a suitable name for this new website. DeepDown.org is already taken. So what would ...

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Short notices

Sr Avril O’Regan RLR will lead a series of seminars in Manresa on ‘Movies that Matter’. Participants will view a film and then reflect together, through the eyes of faith, on the issues and values raised. The series begins with March of the Penguins, on Wednesday 14 January. The Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland launched a new website recently. It has ...

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A life of passion: Peter McVerry SJ

“There’s an orderly kind of aimlessness in the basement of 26 Sherrard Street…” So begins Kathy Sheridan’s Saturday Interview with Peter McVerry SJ in the Irish Times, 20 December 2008. She evokes wonderfully the unique atmosphere in the drop-in centre in Dublin 1, a kind of “all-day common room for lost children ravaged by homelessness, drugs, domestic chaos, illness and ...

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Losing John Dunne

In the consciousness of Irish Jesuits, the dominant mood this Epiphany is of loss. It is just a week since we buried John Dunne, who had been Socius (companion, secretary, counsellor, support) to the last two Provincials, a cheerful, competent, selfless presence at the heart of the administration. Conscious of his terminal state with galloping cancer, he worked until he ...

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