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Christians for Europe

The launch of ‘Christians for Europe’ took place in Leeson Street on 19 September. This new movement takes as its foundation three statements about the basic values of the European Union as presented in the Lisbon Treaty. Those values are ‘human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law’. The statements are as follows: ‘These values are Christian’; ‘Christianity ...

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Media coverage of Fr General’s visit

The visit of Fr General Adolfo Nicolás last week attracted considerable media attention at both national and local level. In the lead-up, Nick Cuddihy, headmaster of Crescent College, was interviewed by Limerick Live 95 News about plans for the visit to the college. The Limerick Leader gave extensive coverage to that visit, and in a later edition they ran an ...

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JUST reaches 100

Jesuit University Support and Training (JUST) in Ballymun, which began with 20 students in 2006, has now 100 on its list. Local newspaper Northside People West gives an enthusiastic account of the benefits JUST offers to Ballymun students. Con MacGib, for example, had fortnightly one-to-one sessions with Fr Paddy Greene. “It helped me a lot”, says Con. “Paddy introduced assignment ...

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JCC multimedia splash

The Jesuit Communication Centre has made a raft of rich media relating to Fr Adolfo Nicolás’s visit available on the new Jesuit.ie. As well as news stories, the homepage currently showcases a photo-story of the visit as well as a video clip of part of Garry O’Sullivan’s interview with the Father General for the Irish Catholic. Also, by using the ...

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Two Jesuit encounters

Fr Martin Tierney wrote movingly of his battle with cancer in the Irish Catholic of 17 September: “50 years ago I won a medal in the Leinster swimming championships, only to have it thrown out a classroom window by an irate Jesuit who decided I wasn’t paying attention in class! His self-indulgent juvenile action hasn’t lessened my respect for the ...

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JESUITICA: Arizona hero

Since 1864 each US state can display statues of two of its heroes in the US Capitol. There are two Jesuits included, Michigan’s Jacques Marquette (see last week’s Express) and Arizona’s Eusebio Francisco Kino, an Italian Jesuit who in the spring of 1687 started work among a group of Indians on the far northwest frontier of New Spain. The region ...

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Short Notices

The new building for the Milltown community, pictured here, is moving nicely. The exterior should be finished in November, the interior by Christmas. The circular construct in front of the house will be a Meditation Walk. Two Jesuits were among the signatories of a letter to the Irish Times on 22 September, taking the Irish government to task for its unreadiness ...

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Forthcoming Events

Thursday 24 September, Manresa: Fr Gerry O’Hanlon lectures on The Recession and God. From 8pm to 9pm. For further details, visit the Manresa website. September 22 – 23: official opening of the Jesuit Archive in Canada in La Maison Bellarmin: 25, rue Jarry Ouest, Montréal. The Jesuit Archive in Canada is witness to the activity of all the Jesuits who worked ...

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Jesuit leadership

Fourteen people participated in a Partners in Mission three-day programme from 16 to 19 September. Leadership in a Jesuit work – a call from GC35 was organised in response to the General Congregation’s request that attention be given to how Jesuit works are organised. The group comprised directors of work, superiours and team leaders from a wide range of apostolates ...

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