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The Status for the year ahead

The ‘Status’ for the Irish Jesuit Province was posted this week. It is the list of assignments for Jesuits  for the coming year. Did it connote a centrifugal or a centripetal movement within the Province? — a movement to or away from Dublin? Clongowes would say centripetal, since it has lost two precious men to the capital. Peter Sexton, after ...

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Latest word from DR Congo

The plight of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still critical, according to Gerry Clarke SJ. Gerry works with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Goma, a city on the border between DRC and Rwanda in the east of the country. The ordinary civilians have been repeatedly terrorised by rebel militias who operate along the DRC-Rwanda border, leading to ...

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JRS seminar on asylum procedure

Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland hosted an internal seminar in Milltown Park on 17 June. Senior policymakers from the Department of Justice –  Mr. Joe Keaney of the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, Ms. Rhea Bohan of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services, and Ms. Maria Cassidy – gave presentations on the current asylum procedure and changes in the process for ...

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Pioneers go global

The US-based Catholic network, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), will broadcast an interview with Fr Barney McGuckian, S.J., spiritual director of the Pioneer Association on Thursday 25 June at 1.00am Irish time. Fr Barney will be in conversation with EWTN’s Fr. Mitch Pacwa, and will offer viewers from across the globe a history of the Pioneer Association and an update on ...

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Mid-summer mission

On 21 June, 32 volunteers, who are travelling abroad with Sli Eile for some of their international programmes, were missioned by the Gardiner Street Congregation while the choir sang its last Mass before the summer break. That was the climax of a day’s celebration of the young adults who come through the doors of 20 Upper Gardener Street throughout the year. ...

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Milltown Summer School

The focus of the Ignatian Summer School at the Milltown Institute was on Social Discernment. The issue was this: Imagine you’re at a meeting where you may be the only person concerned to ‘find God’ in Ignatian fashion. What help can you get from the Ignatian tradition? Brian Grogan led this Workshop; Brian O’Leary unfolded the riches of the Deliberation of 1539; ...

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The Jes wins education grant

Coláiste Iognáid (the ‘Jes’) has won a Hewlett Packard Innovation in Education grant which will provide a mobile classroom of tablet PCs. Along with NUI Galway, the Galway school was selected for its commitment to making practical usage of technology in delivering the school curriculum.  The aim is to create a roaming computer suite which would afford the maximum number ...

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Companions on the journey

Jesuits and their colleagues who are leaving for a 9-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land next Monday had a Mass in Gardiner St on Sunday 21 June in preparation. Donal Neary SJ presided. He told the group about St Ignatius’ passion for the land of Jesus ‘birth, and he spoke of  how walking in the footsteps of his Lord led the saint ...

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JESUITICA: Jesuit left speechless

Many Jesuits are remembered for speaking out. One, however, should be remembered for keeping his mouth shut. In the early 1800s Anthony Kohlmann, a German Jesuit long resident in the United States, became embroiled in a law case that gained huge attention. He had organised the restitution of stolen goods to a man who then tried to get the courts ...

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Short Notices

At the Knock Youth Festival in July, Peter McVerry, the Jesuit who has devoted his life to working with Dublin’s homeless drug addicts, will discuss the power of Christian living. Other attractions include hip-hop dancing, meditation and drumming. The JCFJ policy document on housing, which was launched last week, received a welcome boost from Fr Brian D’Arcy in his Sunday ...

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