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New Socius

Before our next Express, Noel Barber will be Socius to the Provincial, taking up the job on 2nd February. The job of Socius is not mentioned in St Ignatius’ Constitutions, nor does it turn up in a search of the Ignatian Wiki website. Yet it is of great importance in a Jesuit Province. The Socius is the companion, secretary, sounding-board ...

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Vatican II: fifty years on

To mark the 50th anniversary of the calling of the second Vatican Council, Brendan Staunton SJ will be guest lecturer in The Milltown Institute on Monday Feb 16 2009 at 8pm. Fr Staunton, who teaches psychoanalysis through art history, will talk about ‘Vatican II and Impressionism’. Earlier this week Brendan was interviewed on East Coast Radio, BBC, and RNN about ...

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JCFJ trip studies support after prison

Tony O’Riordan SJ and Eoin Carroll, from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, recently hosted a study trip to a number of support projects for people coming out of prison in London and Leicester. The travelling group consisted of several Irish prison chaplains and a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. They were deeply impressed with ...

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“Faith in crisis or in question?”

“Faith in Crisis or in Question?” is the theme for a series of weekly lectures beginning in the Milltown Institute, Sandford Rd., Dublin 6. The first, entitled ‘Church and Society in Ireland – Historical Perspectives’, on Wednesday 11 Feb 2009 at 7pm, will be given by Louise Fuller of Maynooth NUI. Subsequent speakers will address topics such as ‘Women in Christianity’ (Mary Malone, Toronto), ‘Are we following France? ...

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Memories of Father Tom

Nine days after his 94th birthday Tom McMahon died peacefully on Saturday 24 January in Cherryfield, which he never tired of praising for the happiness and hope he enjoyed there. Not all his memories died with him. Apart from innumerable poems about his friends and enthusiasms, he has left a video clip (now on YouTube – also viewable on Jesuit.ie) taken ...

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Jes students on Kairos retreat

School chaplain Brendan McManus SJ was assisted by Conall O’Cuinn SJ in directing the Coláiste Iognáid (Jes) Kairos retreat, 23-26 January, held in Clongowes. Teachers Elaine Coffey and Liam Maughan, played a blinder for the second time, as did the student leaders. This unique peer-led Jesuit retreat, specifically designed for Jesuit schools, was very effective in helping Jes students reflect ...

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North City choirs alive and well!

Last weekend choirs from Gardiner St, North William St and Iona Rd churches enjoyed a workshop on music ministry with Ian Callanan, who is a composer himself of some beautiful liturgical music. New songs were learned and old insights refreshed for the important ministry of liturgical music. Choirs have particular importance in churches reporting falling congregations.

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Salvadoran Martyrs

A Spanish court has begun an investigation into the murder of six Jesuits (five of them Spanish citizens) and two laywomen in El Salvador in 1989. Although two soldiers were convicted in 1991 for their part in the killings, they were pardoned in 1993. Human rights groups had sought to make the former Salvadoran president, Alfredo Cristiani, part of the ...

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Short notices

Fr Leonard Chiti of the Zambia-Malawi province, currently a tertian in Manresa, has joined the Clongowes community until Easter. He is very active in the school – in fact, he’s the first African to work there – taking religion classes, coaching soccer and tennis, helping with the boarding, and contributing to the pastoral and liturgical dimension of life there. Patrick ...

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O.C. Music-maker

Old Clongownian Owen Brady is being hailed as Dublin’s next big thing in music. A singer (starting as a boy soprano) and songwriter who left Clongowes in 1999, he has just released his first album “Prepare to be Happy”. He has been nominated for the Meteor Music Hope Award and has recently completed a nation-wide tour. Already with appearances on ...

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