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God and the Recession

On 23 March, in Buswell’s Hotel, Professor Ray Kinsella of the UCD Smurfit School of Business, launched “The Recession and God” by Gerry O’Hanlon SJ. Ray started by invoking the Holy Spirit on the gathering, with an unforced piety that not every cleric could emulate. Gerry’s message was clear: as we recover from the recession, there should be a spiritual ...

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Our Guy in Cork

Brother Guy Consolmagno, Curator of Meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, will speak at the Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, on 29 and 30 March at 2.30 p.m., as part of the Lifelong Learning Festival. Guy, born in Detroit, USA, is a research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory. When he entered the Jesuits in 1989 aged 37, he had ...

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Two backs and a flanker

TV-watchers in Clongowes and Dooradoyle watched Ireland’s rugby triumph in Cardiff last weekend with particular interest. Gordon D’Arcy and Robert Kearney learned their rugby in Clongowes; David Wallace learned his in Crescent College Comprehensive. Their creative breaks, and fierce, fearless tackling, were a feature of Ireland’s Grand Slam victory. All three are pictured here, left to right: D’Arcy, Wallace, Kearney.

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Another way to God

Mary Hanafin, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, joined the enthusiastic crowd who packed Glasthule Parish Centre for the launch of Sr Maureen McMahon’s “Reflections on Irish Art”, a selection of her articles in the Messenger. Many of them were her pupils from the days when she ran the High Loft, the biggest art school in Dublin. There was a ...

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How Lobone impacts on Richard

It is not so long since messages from Lobone would have been written on paper and carried for days, maybe weeks, by a runner with a cleft stick. Richard O’Dwyer SJ wrote this message yesterday, 23 March. It carries the freshness of a man still opening his eyes to the strangeness of Southern Sudan, and coming up with ideas born ...

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Slí Eile International

When you think of Slí Eile, the Jesuit Centre for Young Adults, you’d be inclined to think that it’s as Irish as it gets. However, even if you can’t really tell from the photo, there is a splash of colour added by the presence of volunteers on the team. They come from places as far away and diverse as El ...

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Short Notices

AMDG Express has had no picture of Bill Johnston since his stroke last summer. Today an email from John Dardis and John Guiney in Tokyo reports that: ” We had an excellent visit with Bill Johnston who was in good form (see photo).” The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has just launched its new website which can be accessed ...

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Three sports in the Jes

The Jes Senior Hockey team beat Foyle/Londonderry in a thrilling final to win the Kate Russell All-Ireland Cup. The Jes came back from one-nil down at half time to lead two-one in the second half. However, with just 5 minutes remaining, Foyle scored an equaliser to force the game into the ‘Golden Goal’ extra time. In a goalmouth scramble after ...

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Forthcoming events

Donal Neary SJ and Pat Coyle will join forces in giving a retreat in Manresa to the joint parishioners of Gardiner Street and Iona Road. For details, contact Manresa. Slí Eile is running a pilgrimage for young adults from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo for Easter. It is an invitation to look at the age-old Christian death-to-new-life ...

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JESUITICA: A vigorous response

A hundred and eighty years ago, the Unionists who framed the Catholic Emancipation Act put in a clause ordering the Jesuits to take no more novices, to undertake no public work; told us, in other words, to die out. The Jesuits, recently recovered from suppression by the Pope, did not lie down. The Provincial wrote : “No man should stir ...

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