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Cathal the priest

They came from North, South, East and West, led by an Inishowen bus full of Cathal’s kith and kin, to celebrate Cathal Doherty’s ordination to the priesthood in Gardiner Street. France and Austria were well represented on the altar. A phalanx of Irish Jesuits concelebrated from the aisle of the church, and at the central point of the ceremony, following ...

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Child protection seminar

Directors of Jesuit works in Ireland participated in a ‘Safeguarding children’ seminar at Milltown Park on 27 June. Led by Sr Evelyn Green CHF and Sr Goretti Butler DC, the group contributed to the process of refining a new draft policy document. The Province’s Safeguarding Children Policy is based on the Catholic Church document Our Children, Our Church (2005) as ...

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Sound sense

For the last two years a Czech-born sound artist has been working with the children of St Declan’s school, taking each class for half an hour a week. “I’m not teaching them anything. In fact, it’s the opposite. I’m creating a space where they can explore,” explains Kwi, whose gentle manner and passion about sound is palpable. Initially it sounds ...

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Moment of Grace

Farmleigh House was the venue for an event which Edmond Grace SJ, helped by Declan Kearney, Dee O’Donnell, Des O’Mahony and Michael Kenny, organised for the Conversation on Democracy in Ireland. In recent months, groups or Juries connected to four different Local Authorities (Cork City, Dublin City, Galway County and Louth County) have been meeting to reflect on their experience ...

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Nativity School visits Galway

Czech Nativity School in Galway: Director Josef Horehled SJ along with students and staff from the Nativity school in Prague were on holidays in Galway from 22-27 June 2009. Brendan McManus SJ helped to find them a holiday house and accompanied them on a hike in the Mamturk mountains in Connemara. Nativity schools reach out to the children of poor ...

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Covering the country

June, the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart, proved the continuing vitality of the Messenger. People wonder what makes the Messenger the most widely read religious magazine in Ireland, with a bigger circulation than almost any publication – and that without advertising. The secret is the system of distribution which has served it from the beginning.  Local promoters receive a quota ...

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JESUITICA: Moon-gazers

“That orbèd maiden with white fire laden, whom mortals call the Moon” has at least 35 craters named after Jesuit astronomers. And one of the earliest maps of the moon’s surface (pictured here) appeared in Almagestum novum, the work of two Jesuits, Giambattista Riccioli and Francesco Grimaldi. A large copy of that map adorns the Moon exhibition in the Smithsonian. ...

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Short notices and forthcoming events

The denizens of Cherryfield Lodge made full use of the sunny and cloudless weather on Tuesday 23 June. On an outing to Wicklow they took inboth the Jesuit holiday house at Thornhill, near Brittas Bay, and Tinnakilly House Hotel, near Rathnew, where they (as pictured here) had the dining room all to themselves for lunch. Starting in September 2009, Manresa ...

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