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“Ancient pop” at CCC

When Limerick composer Bill Whelan heard that the Crescent College Comprehensive past pupils orchestra wanted to play MacArthur Park at their celebratory concert last weekend, he rang Jimmy Webb, who actually composed the song. Jimmy Webb (composer of other classics such as Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and By the Time I Get to Phoenix) subsequently sent Bill Whelan an email which contains an amusing story about the song and Richard’s Harris’ ...

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Making a difference at Knock

In summer 1989 Des Fahey, a priest from Knock,  came to Manresa to seek help. ‘Something’ he said ‘is missing at Knock, and unless we identify it, the Shrine will lose its popularity.’ Von Hugel held that a religion needs three dimensions to thrive: institutional, intellectual and mystical. Des and Brian Grogan (then director of the Manresa Centre) agreed that ...

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Big moves for Michael

Michael O’Sullivan has been appointed Head of Theological Studies at All Hallows College, and Head of the Systematic Theology Department. He will also assume responsibility for the Moral Theology Department for the time being. He will continue for this academic year in his post as Director of the Higher Diploma and MA programmes in Applied Christian Spirituality at Milltown Institute, ...

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Europe as a missionary hub

John Guiney and Murt Curry from the Irish Mission Office are just back from two meetings in the Jesuit Retreat House, Rainhill, Liverpool, aimed at enhancing the sharing and cooperation between European Jesuit Mission Offices (MOs) and NGOs. They spent 1 October with other Western European MOs reflecting on their work over the last year – listed below are the ...

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Pioneer matters

The Pioneers have launched “Pioneer Matters”, the Association’s first CEO newsletter. The primary purpose of this publication is for Padraig Brady, the PTAA Chief Executive, to ommunicate with all PTAA members on the work the Association is undertaking. However,  we thought employees from other Jesuit works might also be interested in receiving our newsletter. “Pioneer Matters” focuses on the more ...

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Straight paths for Belvederian boys

Gardiner Street’s parish priest Donal Neary works with Belvedere Religion teacher Helen Barden in lending variety to her 5th Year class. Donal introduced the boys to Ignatian Spirituality in the church. He showed paintings of the early years of the Jesuits, and explained Ignatian slogans and principles like ‘For the greater glory of God’, ‘Finding God in all things’. The boys ...

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Richard is felled

Richard O’Dwyer SJ set out for Africa this time last year, to work with the JRS, first in Ethiopia, and then in Southern Sudan after Christmas in Kenya. He has combined the know-how of a trained quantity surveyor with the eye and pen of a reporter in email after email of vivid experiences. His first experience was in Addis Ababa, ...

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JESUITICA: Jesuits to the frontiers

Ray Howgego’s “Book of Exploration”, warmly reviewed this week, is the story of over 7000 travellers who have contributed to our knowledge of this earth. It reveals how often Catholic and Jesuit missionaries were to the forefront of exploration. The travels of St Francis Xavier, to India, South East Asia, Japan and the coast of China, are an example. After ...

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Short Notices

Gerry Foley, principal of Belvedere, welcomed the meeting of Pastoral Coordinators from Jesuit schools who met in Belvedere House on Thursday and Friday 8-9 October 2009. The meeting was convened by Brian Flannery, Education Delegate, to coordinate pastoral and RE programmes in the JesuitsSchools. Present were (L t R), Brian Flannery, Gerry Foley (Belvedere), Danny McNelis (Gonzaga), Helen Barden (Belvedere), ...

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Forthcoming Events

Slavek Kwi, a composer and sound artist, will set up an installation of the compositions he worked on with the children of St Declan’s School, in the John Field Room, National Concert Hall. The installation will run continuously for 48 hours, through Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October. All are invited. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will speak about the recession and ...

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