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South Africa Project

This summer eighty Slí Eile Volunteers went to South Africa to work on two projects – the building of a three-classroom school block for Ntabeni, JSS, Hillside, and the building of an eight-cubicle toilet block for St. Matthew’s JSS, Mukoba, both schools under the shadow of the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.  The overall aim of the project ...

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Naomh Iognáid as Gaeilge

Scéal an Oilithrigh,  Iognáid Loyola ina chuid focal féin. Tháinig aistriúchán a rinne Alan Mac Eochagáin ar dhírbheathaisnéis Naomh Iognáid amach le déanaí. Towards the end of his life Saint Ignatius sat in the garden of the house in Rome on a few occasions with a certain Father Da Câmara and told the story of his spiritual life starting with ...

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Roving new laptops

Back in June, Coláiste Iognáid (the ‘Jes’) won a Hewlett Packard Innovation in Education grant to provide a mobile classroom of tablet PCs. The school was selected for its commitment to making practical usage of technology in delivering the school curriculum.  Now the prize has arrived, and our picture shows Vice-principal Catherine Hickey supervising its unpacking.  The new laptops will ...

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Food4Soul Food4Body

Leon O Giollain SJ has a strong ecumenical dimension to his Chaplain’s ministry in UCD. On 30 September he and fellow-chaplain Gillian Kingston hosted an evening of prayer and fellowship for about thirty students from various denominations and from many different parts of the world, under the rubric: One Lord, One Faith. The focus was on Jesus’ prayer: ‘that all may be one’. A ...

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Richard in mud and boulders

Last week Richard O’Dwyer was coping with deafness and malaria, and feeling as sick as he had ever felt in his life. This latest bulletin makes no mention of sickness, and the travelling conditions he describes are not for the feeble-bodied or faint-hearted. It is a measure of the marvels of the internet that he is describing an episode that ...

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Western Pioneers gather and plan

On Saturday 10 October last the Connaught membership of the PTAA met in the Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo for a day-long session of discussion and debate. It brought the West’s Pioneers together to reflect on the Association’s role to date and to start engaging in a process which will facilitate the exploration of new opportunities and ways forward for the ...

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Short notices

On 13th October the Coláiste Iognáid Debating Society, joined by students from Scoil Ursa, debated whether Religion should be taken out of the school curriculum. The motion that Religion should be removed was passed! Tom Leyden SJ, who works quietly in Belfast for the last eleven years with an ever-widening circle of other Christians,  has found a large audience (300+)  for ...

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Forthcoming events

Former Taoiseach John Bruton, currently the EU’s representative in Washington, USA, will give the Fourth Public Lecture sponsored by Studies and The Iona Institute: on ‘The role of religion and Christianity in the European Union’. Monday, 16 November: 8 p.m. in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2 (behind the Davenport Hotel). Admission is free. Also in mid-November Fr Stephen Chow, Jesuit Supervisor ...

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