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JESUITICA: Foresight

Is there a special Providence that saves Jesuits from hitting the jackpot? In 1809 the New York Jesuits bought a farm up country in a place called Elgin. The countryside was pretty and the air was good, but they knew the city would never move out that far. When they needed cash to repaint the college on 16th Street, they ...

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Forthcoming events

The Parents’ Council of Gonzaga College are sponsoring a lecture byMichael Paul Gallagher SJ at 7.30 p.m. on 23 April, in the college chapel: “God Missing but not missed- Will the next generation have Faith?” All are welcome. Christian Life Community has a Day of Prayer on 6 June 2009 at Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin, from 10am – ...

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Pilgrim teachers

In the first week of April, Fergus O’Donoghue SJ and Brian Flannery led a group of educators from Jesuit schools through the places in Northern Spain associated with St Ignatius’ early life. There were three teachers from Clongowes and St Declan’s, and two each from Gonzaga, Galway and Belvedere. The group gelled. Their most vivid memories are diverse: the extraordinary ...

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Liam greets the volunteers

On 18 April Irish Aid organised a Volunteering Information Fair in Dublin. Liam O’Connell SJ represented Jesuit Volunteers International (JVI) and the Mission Office at the event, and he had interesting conversations with 48 of the 400 people who attended. These included past students from Jesuit schools, people who have just taken early retirement, husband and wife teams who want ...

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Richard’s Easter

This is rare. Richard O’Dwyer SJ describes the impact on him of a ravaged corner of Sudan while the experience is still raw. Richard, formerly a chartered surveyor, is working for the Jesuit Refugee Service in South Sudan, and has just send the account below of Easter Happenings in South Sudan. The inhospitible terrain and the even starker histories of ...

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Hunting for Easter eggs

160 Easter eggs were donated to Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland in response to their appeal. This enabled them to send Easter eggs out to children living in three direct provision centres in the Dublin area. They were also able to use the remaining eggs for the Annual JRS Ireland Easter Egg Hunt. It took place in Mountjoy Square Park on ...

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African Immersion Experience III

Michael Sheil SJ has just returned from Lesotho with a group of Clongowes boys, the third group to take on  the African Immersion Experience since it started in 2007. This project is the brainchild of Australian Frank Clarke, Clongowes’ Director of Ethos. And ethos is central to the project. The motivation for the team springs from their faith; they go ...

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Fr Provincial in Asia

Mission Office Director John Guiney and Provincial John Dardis (right in photo, Freddie Deignan SJ on left) have just returned from a visit to Irish Jesuits working in Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Singapore. AMDG Express has already featured their meeting with Fr Bill Johnston in Tokyo, and with Belvedere students in Hong Kong. John Dardis looks bandbox fresh and ...

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Unmissable: BBC on Caravaggio

Last November, AMDG Update reported the activity of a TV crew in Leeson Street preparing a documentary on the house’s Caravaggio painting, The Taking of Christ, which was a major art find in the early 1990s. The programme, entitled ‘Private life of an Easter masterpiece’, appeared on BBC 2 on Holy Saturday, and it deserved every superlative in the book. ...

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Spreading the good news

Media-wise it was a fruitful Lent and Easter for Jesuits and their colleagues. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ entered the fray of the economic downturn, discussing his book ‘God and the Recession’ on TV3, BBC’s Sunday Sequence, and RTE TV’s Nationwide. Indeed, the same Nationwide’s ten-minute package broadcast on Spy Wednesday featured young people from various Jesuit works living out a faith that does ...

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