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Forthcoming events

Brian Grogan SJ and Phyllis Brady are facilitating workshops for the archdiocese of Armagh this week. The workshops, which will take place in Dromantine, are to help with issues of collaboration among parishes which are being clustered for greater efficiency. There are still a few places left on the Deepening Faith and Prayer course, which begins on Friday, 18 September. ...

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Jesuits teaching the teachers

It is 100 years since Tim Corcoran SJ was appointed the first professor of education in UCD. Speaking at the launch of the centenary celebrations last May, Prof. Sheelagh Drudy noted the pioneering work done by Fr Corcoran (both pictured here).  “He began the important work of professionalising teacher education in Ireland,” she remarked; “and he developed education in UCD ...

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JRS receives funding for African schools

The Jesuit Refugee Service is to receive nearly €250,000 from the Irish Ministry for Overseas Development, it was announced recently. The Minister of State, Peter Power, recently made the funding available for the building of schools for children displaced by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). Read the JRS press release below. Last year the CAR was placed on ...

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Short Notices

Writing in the Irish Catholic, Mags Gargan captured some of the qualities that make 82-year-old Freddie Deignan (pictured here), one of the most loved and admired Jesuits in Hong Kong, where he has served as teacher, football coach, School Principal, chaplain, and now superior of Hong Kong and Macao. He also played soccer in the Hong Kong premier division. Joe ...

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Manresa hosts Kenyan orphans

For the second year running, Manresa has played host this summer to a group of HIV-positive orphans from Kenya. Sixteen children between the ages of 12 and 17 spent a fortnight in the European Tertianship building and were able to enjoy a wide range of activities during their stay, including boat trips, a visit to the climbing wall in Trinity ...

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Return of the Lisbon Treaty

In the first of a series of podcasts, Edmond Grace SJ argues earnestly that the Irish ought to vote Yes to Lisbon in the upcoming referendum. To vote against the treaty, in Edmond’s assessment, would be to have recourse to a narrow isolationism that sends out the wrong message to our European neighbours: “We cannot trust you, we cannot trust ...

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Messenger serves An Timire

The Sacred Heart Messenger is now providing a full design and print management solution for An Timire. The two magazines have just completed their first collaborative project, a prayer book for schools called ‘Sli chun De’ (cover image attached) which will be dispatched in time for the September return to school. September will also see the Messenger team working together ...

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Pulling up the boats

At the end of August many Irish Jesuits are like St Peter, drawing up their boats on the shore and leaving the lakes (this one is Currane in Kerry) and the summer’s activities, to find what the Lord is calling them to. The summer’s activities were not without casualties. Liam O’Connell fell sick in his Californian parish, but found his way home, ...

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JESUITICA: Père Lachaise

One of Europe’s best known cemeteries takes its name from Père François de la Chaise SJ (1624-1709), confessor to Louis XIV, who lived in the Jesuit house rebuilt in 1682 on the site of a chapel on the outskirts of Paris. Napoleon I established the cemetery there  in 1804. The administrators marketed it by moving there the remains of Moliere and La Fontaine, ...

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CÓIR and Caravaggio

When CÓIR, an organisation claiming Catholic credentials, issued a leaflet urging rejection of the Lisbon Treaty, it used a reproduction of Caravaggio’s Taking of Christ to illustrate the theme of betrayal. Noel Barber represents the Society in dealings about the Caravaggio, which belongs to the Jesuits, while on loan to the National Gallery. Noel asked CÓIR to cease issuing the flyer with ...

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