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A Jubilee Mural

As part of the celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the children of St. Declan’s school, under the guidance of artist Niamh Sinnott, have been engaged in creating a ceramic wall mural that expresses the special mission of the school.  The theme of the mural is “Growth” and the design is based on a representation of tree-rings.  The concentric rings, from the ...

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Conall stirs Farm Street

On Trinity Sunday Irish Jesuit Conall Ó Cuinn presided and preached at London’s Farm Street on the subject of Call.  Through retelling of scenes from Kevin Costner’s film The Postman, and pointing to John Wesley’s conversion experience not far away in Aldersgate Street on May 24th, 1738 where “I felt my heart strangely warmed”, Conall illustrated how God can call ...

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English to replace Latin?

Irish Jesuit Tom Casey, writing in the current issue of America, makes the case for replacing Latin with English as the official language of the church. Since it went online last week (free registration may be necessary),  it has become one of the most commented-on articles in the magazine. In a tightly argued brief, Tom points out that there is no ...

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Belvedere’s Gift to ‘Knock

Oliver Murphy worked in Gonzaga as a boy and Belvedere as a teacher, so both schools will have felt some pride in his appointment as Headmaster of Castleknock College. Oliver, who has two Jesuit uncles (Paul Andrews and the late Geoffrey Murphy), has written highly-regarded text-books in Mathematics and Applied Maths at Junior and Leaving Certificate level, both honours and ...

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Belvedere athletes: the founder

The crowning of the Belvedere boys as athletic champions reminded a modest Dick Cremins SJ of his part in laying the foundations of this success. In the summer of 1951, Headmaster Rupert Coyle asked him to take responsibility for the College athletics team – he had already placed him in charge of “stick”, as after-class detention was known. There were plenty of ...

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JESUITICA: The other Ignatius

Challenged by a Paris theologian to a game of billiards, Ignatius Loyola said: “Fine, provided the winner can name a forfeit.” He won, and as a forfeit led the doctor through the Spiritual Exercises for thirty days. Another time he performed a Spanish dance to cheer up a depressed friend. And according to his friend Nadal, he could not pass ...

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Forthcoming Events

10 June, 11 a.m. in Mont Clare Hotel, Merrion Square: Kathy Sheridan will launch a JCFJ policy paper on “The Irish Housing System: Vision, Values, Reality”. 11-19 June: Gardiner St Church: Sacred Heart Novena. Homilists: 11-14: Michael Paul Gallagher SJ; 15: Donal Neary SJ; 16-19: Tom Morrissey SJ.   Masses at 11 & 7.30 pm (Sunday 14th at 11 & 3.30). ...

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Short Notices

While in Prague, Provincial John Dardis met Josef Horehled SJ, who, with the backing of Irish Province funds,  is doing marvellous work in the Nativity school in Decin, north Bohemia. Josef is well remembered in Milltown and Mulvey Park from the years when he studied here. Nativity schools across the Jesuit world provide a unique, faith-based education that breaks the cycle of poverty ...

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