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CCC student teachers

A number of Transition Year students from Crescent have just completed a learning initiative with St. Munchin’s Girls and Infant School, Ballynanty, on the north side of Limerick. The aim of the programme was to expose 4/5 year-olds to language through story time, games and IT and to build relationships between the child and the Crescent students through a buddy ...

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Come and see

Twice a year, the Jesuit Joint Irish-British Novitiate in Birmingham hosts a Come & See for those interested in seeing real novitiate life. This last weekend a Polish sports teacher and lorry driver living in England, a German lecturer in mathematics teaching at an English university, and an ex-prison officer came and saw. Conall O’Cuinn SJ and Matthew Power SJ ...

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Guiney in Asia

John Guiney SJ (centre in photo), just back from Asia, saw the impact of the Irish Jesuits in the East from Japan to Hong Kong, Cambodia and Signapore as expressed by people in terms of life-changing experiences. One successful and committed past pupil from Wah Yan College in Hong Kong told how his father, who was the cook of the Jesuit community ...

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Ulster plantation remembered

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the Ulster Plantation, a critical episode in Irish history when English and Scottish planters were settled on confiscated lands in the north. This influx shaped the Northern Ireland of today. The Church of Ireland Historical Society, meeting in the Georgian grandeur of the Robinson Library (1771), in Armagh, examined aspects of the Plantation. Brian ...

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In Thurles the disciples were first called Jesuits

The late Archbishop Tom Morris loved showing his cathedral in Thurles to visiting Jesuits because of its links with the Society. Kevin Laheen SJ remembers one such meeting, when Tom remarked that if the early followers of Christ had not been called Christians, they should have been called Jesuits. The most visible Jesuit connection is the great tabernacle (pictured here), ...

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Short notices

In Leinster’s Heineken Cup semi-final win over Munster, Clongownian Gordon D’Arcy, pictured here with the ball, scored Leinster’s opening try, and Belvederian Cian Healy contributed mightily in the front row. As schoolboys, Cian and Gordon were senior cup-winners with Belvedere and Clongowes respectively. The Jesuit Community at the Cave of S. Ignatius in Manresa (Spain) is offering the 30-day Spiritual ...

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Welcoming into the Church

At the Easter vigil Mass in Gardiner Street church this year, Dusan Sabol, a UCD student from Slovakia, was fully received into the Catholic Church, after a few years of preparation and accompaniment. He was baptised and confirmed, and he received his First Holy Communion. When asked publicly why he wished to be received into the Church, he said that ...

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JESUITICA: Clerical dress

Matteo Ricci SJ, a very innovative Jesuit missionary who lived in China from 1582 until his death in 1610, described Jesuit dress at the court of the Ming Emperor: “We have let our beards grow and our hair down to our ears; we have adopted the special dress that the literati wear, which is of purple silk, and the hem of the robe and ...

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Malta – douze points!

Speaking at the last Province Assembly, Fr Mark Rotsaert SJ spoke of the important reference to communications in the GC35 documents. He endorsed the work of the Jesuit Communications Centre in Dublin as a role-model for Jesuits and colleagues looking to develop a coherent communications strategy. Since then, a four-country-strong intra-provincial communications team has met in the JCC, the manager ...

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Forthcoming events

On 6 May St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, is hosting a symposium: “Hints of glory: transcendence and the Arts”. Details from icfc@may.ie   or phone 01-7083349. The ‘Fun of Sport’, organised by the Belvedere College Union, takes place from 1.30 to 5.00 pm on Sunday May 24th at Old Belvedere Rugby Club, Anglesea Rd.  For further details go to www.belvounion.ie  Belvedere College ...

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