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Presidential visit to ‘The Jes’

President Mary McAleese visited Coláiste Iognáid on Wednesday 4 March and addressed the school, staff and parents’ groups. The President viewed a number of display boards in the foyer and spoke with representatives of Rugby, Rowing, Hockey, Transition Year Social Outreach and the Slí Eile South Africa trip. She spoke in the school hall on how the gifts and talents ...

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Making links: spirituality and medicine

At the invitation of Dr. Jack Lambert, coordinator of  Professional Clinical Practice in the UCD School of Medicine and Consultant at the Mater Hospital, Fr. Paddy Carberry, S.J., Director of Manresa, gave an hour-long lecture to undergraduate medical students last Friday on the topic, ‘A Spiritual Perspective on Healthcare Today’. In his wide-ranging talk, Paddy challenged the students to work ...

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Entering the blogosphere

Fergus O’Donoghue SJ is continuing the work he does through Studies, the quarterly journal of which he is editor, by blogging daily on matters mostly related to Irish politics, culture and religion. His terse and thoughtful remarks on such issues as the recession, the Bishop of Cloyne, Michael Portillo on Christianity, and the Real IRA make valuable reading. Comments, of ...

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Football in Foynes

A joint initiative between JRS Ireland and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) for asylum seekers who are residents in Mount Trenchard, Foynes commenced with a Soccer Open Day on the 19th February 2009. Developed by Rory Halpin SJ (JRS Ireland) and Conor Nestor (FAI), the initiative involves an Open Day on the grounds of the Direct Provision Centre followed ...

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Ballymun choir bang out the hits

The Ballymun Gospel Choir, one of the foremost choirs of its kind in the country, is hosting an evening of “electric gospel music” on Saturday, 14 March, in St Anne’s Church, Dawson Street, at 8.00pm. The evening is in aid of the Slí Eile centre for young adults in Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Over the past five years, the Ballymun ...

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A Text from God

Over 120 students signed up for Coláiste Iognáid’s daily Gospel Text programme. There were Lenten options for a meditation group, blogging, MP3 downloads and praying on-line, but it was the Gospel Text idea that really took off. A short excerpt from the Mass readings of the day is sent to student’s phones, for example: Come back 2 me wit all ...

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Mass cards in focus

The Charities Bill, signed by President McAleese last month,  makes it a criminal offence to sell a Mass card that is not authorised by a Catholic bishop. The measure was proposed as a way to stamp out the bogus Mass card business which is peddling in death and grief for profit. In the Irish Times Barney McGuckian SJ traced the ...

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JESUITICA: A Jesuit with perspective

The most influential Jesuit painter was Brother Andrea Pozzo, who wrote a seminal book on perspective in painting and architecture (1693). It has gone into many editions, even into this century, and has been translated from the original Latin and Italian into numerous languages such as French, German, English and Chinese. However Pozzo is best known for his masterful applications ...

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Short Notices

Next Friday, 13 March in St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street, at 8 p.m., Laurence Freeman OSB will give a talk: Silence in the City, on Christian meditation in the John Main tradition, the prayer of silence and stillness when we go beyond words, thoughts and images to the presence of God within us. Laurence hopes to talk about the Irish ...

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Are we global?

On February 19 Father General Adolfo Nicolas wrote a letter on “The Universal Vocation of the Jesuit”.  It was a meaty reflection on the need to think globally, a need stemming from the Constitutions and Spiritual Exercises, and stressed by the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus. Father Nicolás speaks about the “renewed awareness of our universal vocation” ...

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