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Slí Eile Kairos for young adults

Thirty young adults – from age 18 years to the mid-30s – gathered at Slí Eile Jesuit Centre for Young Adults to begin the journey to Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry where they made a Kairos Retreat together. They assembled from TCD, UCD, DIT, NUI Maynooth, Mater Dei Institute of Education (DCU) and the business world. They were attracted to make ...

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George Tyrrell revisited

Fr George Tyrrell SJ, born in Dublin but a member of the English Province, died in England 100 years ago, expelled from the Society and excommunicated from the Church for his Modernist theology. A conference to mark the centenary of his death will take place on 19-20 June in Heythrop College (pictured here). Tyrrell was a man of penetrating intellect ...

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Book launch for families

Tom Morrissey’s book, “Jesuits in Hong Kong, South China and Beyond”, has featured in a launch in Milltown and a spread in the Irish Catholic. Milltown community was the gracious host (with the organising skills of JCC’s Pat Coyle and Geraldine) to about 100 guests, an interesting, nostalgic mix of relatives. They were touched by Fr Provincial’s grateful acknowledgement of ...

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Induction course for new teachers

A two-day induction for new teachers in Jesuit schools was held in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, from 29-30 January 2009. Coordinated by the Education Delegate, Brian Flannery, it featured input by Brendan McManus SJ (Jes-Galway), Frank Clarke (Clongowes), Danny McNelis (Gonzaga) and Claire Broderick (Belvedere). They presented various aspects of Ignatian Spirituality, the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), and the Jesuit ...

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Mass in York Minster

Brian O’Leary spent two nights on the Other Island, to concelebrate Mass in York Minster, and join in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the foundation by the Yorkshirewoman Mary Ward of the Congregation of Jesus, and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The painting here shows Mary Ward on the right with her first companions. The account in the ...

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Talking about democracy

Irish Provincial John Dardis launched a new Jesuit initiative on Tuesday 3 February – the Conversation on Democracy in Ireland. It is a follow-on to Edmond Grace’s recent work on democracy with politicians, public servants, and community and voluntary leaders, and its aim is to get people talking and thinking with a view to developing and promoting fresh ideas on ...

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Short Notices

Clongownian Philip Flahavan (Rhetoric), won a Silver Medal in the Irish Science Olympiad Physics section. (This is the second year that Clongowes have been in the medals.) Philip will partake in further studies at Easter, and may end up going to Mexico in July to represent Ireland. Well done to Philip, the Science department and to Mr Stephen O’Hara, his ...

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Building homes in Madagascar

Fifth year students from Gonzaga College in Dublin are once again raising money to help build homes in Madagascar, working in conjunction with Habitat For Humanity. They hope to raise €80,000 to cover the cost of their flights to Madagascar as well as building materials, food, clothes, and anything else that will make the trip a success. It is an ...

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