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Tag Archives: 20090512

Grants for Africa

Murt Curry SJ and John Guiney SJ give a lot of time and care to preparing applications for funding for projects in Jesuit missions, mostly in Africa. They are happy enough that despite the recession, three of their recent five applications were successful. All that careful paperwork and negotiations will soon be translated into projects that will improve the life ...

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Brian Lennon’s book on Forgiving

Brian Lennon’s book So You Can’t Forgive…? is now on its second printing. Recently he and Nuala O’Loan (former Police Ombudsman) were the speakers at a recent launch of it in Omagh. Over 100 attended. Several years ago Nuala suffered a miscarriage after being injured in a bomb. It took her 18 years to recognise that she `had not walked ...

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Easter in Sudan

Richard O’Dwyer SJ in South Sudan is still registering first impressions with the freshness of a new arrival.  Here is his Easter message: “Just after I had shaken the last hand and wished the last of the congregation Happy Easter after our Holy Saturday Vigil, I was informed that the mothers of our newly baptised infants wanted to meet me ...

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What is a saint?

Since AMDG Express often mentions book-launches, it should also be allowed to mention books that are not launched, which slip into the shops without benefit of wine, cheese or speeches – and who is to say they do any less good for that? One such is an attractive volume published by Veritas at Easter called So great a cloud. It ...

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Why care about social justice?

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice  launched “‘Why Care?’ – Social Justice Unit for Schools” on Wednesday 13 May in the JCFJ office, Upper Sherrard Street, at 2.00pm. This new web-based unit was developed through a collaboration between the Centre and a number of teachers from Jesuit schools. It was designed for second-level students, more specifically those in Transition, ...

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University chaplains on in-service day

CN3 (Chaplains Network at Third Level) had its Spring in-service day at St. Stephen’s chaplaincy, UCD Belfield, on Friday 8 May. The topic: how to communicate, to an increasingly secular and often sceptical audience, the uniqueness and specificity of the chaplain’s role. This theme echoes a concern among chaplains, voiced at CN3’s AGM in January, that their role is often ...

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Not-so-final curtain!

Kevin Laheen SJ was in fine form for the launch of the second volume of his history of The Jesuits in Tullabeg. Dr Pat Donlan, director of the Tyrone-Gutherie Centre in Annamacharraig, Co. Monaghan was guest speaker at the event in the Milltown Park Institute on Wednesday, May 7th. She praised the historical  detail and anecdotal entertainment that she believed ...

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Words, words, words

Classical Jesuit education aimed at giving the learner a copia verborum, an ample supply of words. That tradition is still strong. It is hard to pinpoint any time in the Province’s history when so much was being published. The last three months have seen five books brought out by Irish Jesuits: Brian Lennon (Armagh) on forgiveness; Gerry O’Hanlon (Cherry Orchard) ...

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Twelve-step workshop

‘Twelve Steps – America’s Contribution to the History of Spirituality’ was the theme of a day-long workshop given by Pat Coyle of the Jesuit Communication Centre last Saturday 9 May in the Mount St Anne’s retreat centre in Killenard, Portarlington. Addiction and the related twelve-step recovery programme has been one of the issues on the agenda of the Manresa Centre for ...

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JESUITICA: Early ecumenism

In 1687 a multi-denominational Jesuit school in Edinburgh described its ethos: “There shall be all freedom for everyone to practise what Religion he shall please. None shall upbraid or reproach anyone on account of Religion; and when any exercise of Religion shall be practised, as hearing Mass, catechising, or preaching, or any other, it shall be lawful for any Protestant ...

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