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Notices and upcoming events

Steps2Serenity, a weekend retreat for people on a 12-step programme of recovery, will take place from 17-19 April in Manresa, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Dollymount. Participants are asked to book in advance by contacting Manresa at (01) 8331352, by email at manresa@jesuit.ie or through the website www.manresa.ie.  Cost: €140 (Residential) or €70 (Non-residential).  Concessions available. Directors: Fr. Ciary Quirke, ...

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A respectable scholar

When Denis Leonard (pictured left) was a student at Crescent in the 1950s, his mother received a letter from Fr O’Beirne, Prefect of Studies, noting that Denis had improved of late, but remarking that “being the ordinary boy with his usual faults of inattention and disinclination to work, I have to use every weapon with him and his likes to ...

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Crescent celebrates on the double

Limerick’s Crescent College Comprehensive SJ had double cause for celebration on the weekend of 28th and 29th March, 2009. As it continued its celebrations for its sesquicentenary, it also emerged dominant in the Under-14 Rugby competition and was crowned champions receiving the Murray cup for its endeavours. The competition featured all the Jesuit colleges in the country, with Belvedere and ...

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Young people and Jesuits go ‘Nationwide’

RTE 1 TV will broadcast a special Holy Week feature on their popular Nationwide programme on Wed 8 April ’09 at 7pm. Young people working on Jesuit projects with prisoners, immigrants, the homeless and people going back to college are interviewed in the programme which explores how they are living out their faith in modern Ireland. Slí Eile, Jesuit University Support & Training ...

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From ‘Sir’ with love

Five hundred people turned up in Croagh Park on Wednesday 1 April to enjoy an evening with Sir Alex Ferguson and raise funds for the Belvedere Social Integration Scheme. The SIS covers the costs of secondary school education for boys not otherwise in a position to attend.  The Manchester United manager gave his time (and wonderful anecdotes and insights from down the years) ...

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Lisburn Churches come together

More than thirty lay people and clergy from the Church of Ireland, the Methodists, the Presbyterians, the Catholic parish, and the Plymouth Brethren in Lisburn, Co Antrim, have been on a five-week programme of getting to know and understand each other better. Michael Bingham SJ, a member of the Portadown Jesuit community, was one of three facilitators from the churches ...

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JRS Homework Club in Clondalkin

To mark the end of its second term, Jesuit Refugee Service (Ireland) held a quiz last Thursday for asylum-seeking children who attend the JRS Homework Club. The Club is held in Clondalkin Towers, a state-provided accommodation centre for people seeking asylum, and is available to the students on two afternoons each week. Proceedings start with a chat and a snack; ...

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JESUITICA: A brilliant botanist

Georg Kamel (1661-1706), a Moravian Jesuit, worked as a missionary-pharmacist in the Philippines, and would send newly discovered plant specimens back to Europe to be studied and classified. The great Carl Linnaeus, in recognition of Kamel’s contribution to botany, named the camellia after him. And as the plant from which tea leaves are taken is of the camellia genus (Camellia ...

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David Down Under

David Tuohy SJ has just returned from a visit to Australia, where he was working with the Australian Council of Education Research (an institution somewhat comparable to the ESRI here) on a project commissioned by the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The project is entitled “Who is Coming to Our Schools?” and is the first phase of ...

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