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Tag Archives: 20090519

JESUITICA: Jesuit bark better than bite

Jesuit bark (or Pulvis Patrum) was the historical name for quinine, the most celebrated remedy for malaria. Taken from the cinchona tree, its ability to bring down fever had been discovered by the Peruvian Indians, and it was Jesuits working in Peru who brought it to Europe. It was through their recommendation of its use that the wife of the ...

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Bye bye Board

On 18 May the Provincial met the Board of Jesuit Communications to receive their final report. They expect to be disbanded this summer. There could be no surer sign of health in a board than that it meets, does a job, submits a report and hands in its chips. What effect did the board have? At a general level it ...

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Traditions meet

On Tuesday 12 May, at 7.30 p.m. in Gardiner Street Ignatian Room, Bertie Ahern TD launched Where two traditions meet: John Sullivan SJ, by Todd Morrissey SJ. Bertie came to Gardiner Street as an affectionate parishioner with memories of making visits to the shrine in the church. He was eloquent in his special way, warm, simple and in touch with ...

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A bit of Clongowes history

Old Clongownians and brothers Rob and David Kearney have made a little bit of Clongowes rugby history. A recent match against Gwent Dragons was the first time two brothers from the College have played for the province in the Magners League. Elder brother Rob is already a permanent fixture with Leinster and Ireland and all set to become a Lion when he goes on ...

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Forthcoming events

On 24 May at Bishop Lucey Park, Cork, Peter McVerry SJ will speak to and about families affected by the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, at a service remembering people who died from drug abuse. At 7 p.m. on 25 May, in the Davis Lecture Theatre (Room 2043 in Trinity College Arts Block) Prof. Sidney Griffith will speak on “Doing Christian ...

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Boys for others

Clongowes 4th year (Transition Year) students were busy helping out collecting for the Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Medical & Research Foundation at the weekend. All the volunteers said that it was something that they were happy to do and it was a worthwhile cause which Clongowes had long been associated with and would continue to be associated with in ...

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Running for Slí Eile

In a monumental effort to raise funds for Slí Eile, director Padraig Swan ran a grueling 56 kilometres in the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa in April. It took him a mere 5 hours, 40 minutes. And he doesn’t plan to stop there. He will run a further three marathons this year, hoping to add substantially to ...

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Short notices

It is 35 years since Mungret closed. On 16 May some sixty alumni gathered for a reunion dinner with five Jesuits who had worked in the college as boys or men. After Mass in Gonzaga the following m0rning they lingered for over an hour, exchanging memories in a remarkable show of gratitude  and affection. A Jesuit priest features in Dermot Bolger’s ...

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Teaching post in China

Daniel Ross SJ, the Coordinator for Higher Education in the Jesuit Chinese Province (ajcueao@mac.com) is looking for a Jesuit who might be ready to teach for a limited period in Sun Yat Sen University, which is ranked number 8 in China and is the top school in the southern part of the country. In China it is very unusual to find ...

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