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Fast girls on water

Zoe Mannion and Aifric Keogh of Coláiste Iognáid won the silver medal in the women’s junior pair on Sunday, August 2, finishing second to Britain, who won the event overall. The Ireland pair, rowing as Coláiste Iognáid, won the silver at the Coupe de la Jeunesse at Vichy in France over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The Coupe is a ...

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Fast girls on land

Crescent Comprehensive College’s  junior girls 4 x 100 meters relay team  were in devastating form at the All Ireland schools Athletics meet in Tullamore. They lifted the  gold medal for the girls  4 x 100 meters junior relay. The team (pictured here)  powered home in emphatic style, achieving a personal best time. Lilly O’Hara speaking on behalf of the relay ...

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Short Notices

Two thousand of Fr Frank Browne’s photographs formed the basis of a highly recommended TV programme shown on RTE on 10 August: “Day before yesterday: Birth of a Nation”. Take a bow, Eddie O’Donnell SJ, as the custodian and tireless editor of this treasury of pictures. The programme can be viewed on the RTE website until August 31. H2O News report ...

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Early Irish brothers

Joe Ward SJ of Manresa has been visiting the Province archives on an interesting quest: the links between pre-Suppression Irish Jesuit brothers and South America. Starting with the dates of brothers’ deaths, he found that only three out of some 30 died in Ireland, the first of these being the martyred Dominic Collins (pictured here – Brother Dominic seems to ...

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JESUITICA: Saint Jean de Brébeuf SJ

Lacrosse began life as a sport to instil manly virtues and preparedness for war in the youth of Native American tribes. St Jean de Brébeuf SJ observed the game being played by Iroquois tribesmen, and (so the story goes) he called it lacrosse as he thought the stick they used resembled a bishop’s crozier. There was, however, nothing episcopal – ...

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John moves on

The Jesuit Communication Centre has lost a highly valued colleague and friend in John White, who left this week to work for the Discovery Programme, a public institution for advanced research in Irish archaeology. John’s great talents as a graphic designer were evident in all the work he did over the last three years on many Jesuit websites and on many hardcopy ...

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Faith and Justice in Tehran

Patrick Riordan, the Irish Jesuit who teaches philosophy in Heythrop College,  London, and is superior of Copleston House there, has other strings to his bow. Media reports of the show trials from Tehran have highlighted the fate of Mr Mohammad Ali Abtahi, former vice-president of Iran under President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005). Patrick, as a member of the Church of England ...

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