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Short notices

Two Coláiste Iognáid brothers captain Connacht teams: Shane Conneely, who captained the Jes to win the senior cup has captained the Connacht U20’s in their recent victory over Munster. His brother Aaron, currently in sixth year has captained Connacht U18 Youths team. They have won the series. On 1 July all the phone numbers in the Jesuit community in Leeson Street ...

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Persecutions in Orissa

Like any newsletter, AMDG Express has to be selective in what it publishes from the quantity of reports that come in; generally there is some Jesuit involvement in the stories. Oliver Rafferty SJ, the Belfast historian in the British Province, visited the Indian Province of Orissa this summer and brought back a tale of tragedies. When a Hindu Swami and four ...

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Taking a taxi to heaven

The Irish Times on 23 September noticed Brenda Niall’s “Riddle of Father Hackett”, a wonderful book. William Hackett, the son of a  Kilkenny doctor, moved into the Jesuits after schooling in Clongowes. Through a network of friendships, Thomas McDonagh and Erskine Childers among them, he became a passionately anti-Treaty Republican at a time when such sympathies were rare in Irish Jesuits. In 1922, at the ...

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Volunteer tourism?

The Irish Aid Responsible Volunteering Fair took place in the Irish Aid offices in O’Connell St on Saturday September 26th,2009.   John Guiney SJ  and Deirdre Brady of the Mission Office and Debbie Moore of Sli Eile manned the Jesuit volunteer desk, which offered possibilities of short term and long term volunteering. Our picture shows John with Mesmour, born in Ethiopia, ...

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Forthcoming events

Professor JJ Haldane, a distinguished philosopher and papal adviser, will give a lecture in St Mary’s Haddington Road Dublin on Thursday October 1st at 8pm on the topic “A response to the challenge of secularism”. At the Spiritual Directors International meeting in Dublin Oct 16-18, Brian Grogan SJ will lead a Workshop on Discernment in the Public Forum.  10 October: ...

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O’Hanlon draws Manresa crowds

On 24 September over a hundred people gathered in Manresa to hear Gerry O’Hanlon SJ talk on God and the recession, and field questions in a lively session. Convinced of the relevance of theological thought for practical living, Fr. O’Hanlon offered an analysis of the socio-economic crisis pervading Ireland. Quoting Bishop Rowan Williams he said there was a role for ...

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JESUITICA: First musical textbook

The first musical textbook in the English language, A brief introduction to the true art of musicke (1584), was the work of William Bathe, born in County Dublin, who became a Jesuit in 1596. A genuine polymath, he had by that stage already taught mnemonics to Queen Elizabeth I, presented her with a harp designed by himself, and studied at Oxford, ...

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