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MPG in three continents

While Michael Paul Gallagher is settling into his role as Rector of the Bellarmino in Rome, he is doing a bit on the side. Having addressed New Zealand educators by video-conferencing link from Dublin, he flew to Winnepeg, Canada, to give the Hanley lectures on Our Religious Imagination, in St Paul’s College. His titles are intriguing: ‘The retrieval of a Cinderella’; ‘Imagination: ...

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Migrants in Malta

The European Jesuit Provincials, meeting in Malta,  found that they could not ignore the challenge posed by migrants. It is felt in every European country, but with overwhelming pressure in Malta, the first landfall for boat people from Africa, and additionally attractive as a member of the EU. But with its small population and modest economy, it has a severely ...

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We all made the Mural

On 22 October St Declan’s School brought its 50th birthday celebrations to a brilliant close with the unveiling of a mural (pictured) in the garden. Through the clever planning of Art teacher Niamh, every pupil and every member of staff – including some from the past – had a hand in its creation. It contains over fifty separate stamps, each ...

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Welcome song for Peter Sexton SJ

Peter Sexton SJ was given a warm official welcome to his post as Catholic Chaplain in the ecumenical chaplaincy in Trinity College Dublin, last Thursday, 22 Oct ,’09. Vespers was sung in his  honour in the college Chapel, an apt greeting as Peter himself has led the singing by  manys a church congregation in his day. His enthusiasm and inspiration as he did so was often remarked ...

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Kairos retreat at third level

For the first time ever, Colaiste Iognaid (The ‘Jes’) ran a Kairos retreat in Esker Monastery, Athenry, for 22 mainly ex-Jes students who had graduated and were in university. They had missed out on their Kairos retreat when at school so Brendan McManus SJ (chaplain in the Jes) and Conall O’Cuinn SJ (vocations promoter for the Irish Jesuit Province) ran ...

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Le Brocquy in job lot

The imminent move of a Le Brocquy mosaic of the Madonna and Child from the old Milltown community building to the new, stirred a memory in Brian Grogan. When he was Rector of Milltown, he mentioned to various friends that many walls in the house were unadorned by works of art. One day in 1978 a call came with the ...

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A flanker who sings bass

Gonzaga alumnus Kevin McLaughlin (in blue in the photo) was voted Leinster Rugby’s Player of the month (September). After captaining Gonzaga’s Junior and Senior cup teams, he is now playing better than ever at flanker on the Leinster team. He is equally adaptable at second row or No 8, a fine line-out jumper and highly effective in loose play, with a ...

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JESUITICA: the coolest guy ever?

Seven years ago a high-powered group of intellectuals met in New York to discuss: “Was Athanasius Kircher the coolest guy ever, or what?” This 17th-century German Jesuit polymath, a cheerful, bumptious man, would probably have voted for himself. He was a hands-on scientist who studied volcanoes by descending into the smoking craters of Etna and Vesuvius. Though he was summoned to ...

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Short notices

Blackrock College celebrated its 150th birthday with a festival of rugby, to which it invited all the best rugby schools in these two islands to a stage competition for the coveted Fr Jules Leman trophy – you had to play your way through two group stages to earn a place in the final. Clongowes did just that, and ended as ...

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Forthcoming events

On Thursday, 5th November 2009, a Mass of Remembrance (in particular of John Dunne SJ) will be celebrated in Emo Court at 3.30 pm. A special invitation is extended to Jesuits and former Jesuits  who have lived and worked in Emo. The house will be opened for the afternoon  and there will be an opportunity to visit places that evoke memories ...

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