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Ireland hosts JRS Europe AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe took place in Clongowes College in County Kildare, Ireland, from 29 October – 1November 2009. Over 60 participants from 18 countries participated. The topic of the meeting was “Pathways to Integration: A challenge in Principle, in Practice and in Policy”. There were a number of workshops facilitated by Eugene Quinn, Director of JRS ...

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Joint Jesuit-Anglican venture in Rome

Irish Jesuit Gerry Whelan SJ took part in a rather unusual initiative in Rome recently when the Anglican Centre there decided to host a week-long course on Ignatian spirituality. The focus was on the  the ecumenical dimension of the Jesuits’ work and mission, especially in the years since the Second Vatican Council. The organisers wanted to show something of the way in which Jesuit spirituality has ...

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Ireland builds in Africa

Much of Murt Curry’s work in the Mission Office is in the detailed preparation of applications for funding of mission projects by Irish Aid, the Irish people’s principal contribution to crying needs in the Developing World. At their October meeting, the Board of Misean Cara approved three of these grant applications. The first of these (€74,035) is for a literacy ...

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Medal for Micheál

Archbishop Michael Neary, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI, awarded the prestigious Pro Eccelesia et Pontifice Medal to An t-Athair Micheál Mac Gréil at a ceremony in the Episcopal Palace, Tuam, on October 27th. Speaking in Irish and English, the Archbishop outlined the extraordinary service given on so many fronts by an tAthair Micheál. The Archbishop has seen for himself ...

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Studies’ role in shaping modern Ireland

Studies, the long established Jesuit Journal, was the subject of an interesting discussion on Andy O’Mahony’s Off the Shelf programme on RTE Radio 1 , Sat 31 Oct ’09.  The panel, economist Fionola Kennedy and historian Tom Garvin, were examining Bryan Fanning’s latest book ‘ The Quest for Modern Ireland: Battle of Ideas, 1912-86. There, the historian explores the intellectual debate that shaped ...

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Slí Eile had a ball!

Over one hundred revellers turned up in fancy dress on Halloween night for the Slí Eile Halloween ball fundraiser.The wind was howling and the rain poured down but that did not deter Dracula, the Bean Sidhe, Cinderella, Russell Brand and many other stars of stage, fairy tale and ghost story, from making an appearance. They paraded around the foyer, all the ...

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“This awful deed…”

“The person who pulled the trigger will have to live with this awful deed forever”. So spoke Fr Peter McVerry SJ, at the funeral mass of Jason Egan in St Luke the Evangelist’s Church in Mulhuddart, Co Dublin, on Saturday 31 Oct. The twenty-three year old father of two was shot dead outside his mother’s shop in Ladyswell Road, Mulhuddart the ...

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JESUITICA: Jesuits in New Zealand

There is no Jesuit house in New Zealand, though there have been false starts. There was a short-lived Jesuit mission in Invercargill, and Jesuits taught philosophy in the Christchurch seminary. Wicklow-born Bishop Moran of Dunedin wanted a Jesuit school, and in 1878 welcomed two Irish Jesuits, Joseph O’Malley and Thomas McEnroe, who opened St Aloysius’ College in Dunedin (pictured here), with ...

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Forthcoming Events

3 November: Soul Food – guided prayer – Gardiner Street Church, 6.00 – 6.30 pm 5 November: Mass of Remembrance in Emo Court at 3.30 pm 8 November: The annual Memorial Mass for deceased Jesuit missionaries will be celebrated in Milltown Park Jesuit Community Chapel, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 – 2.30 pm. All relatives and friends of deceased Jesuit missionaries ...

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Short Notices

On 2  November the East African Provincial emailed about Fr Cecil McGarry: “This morning Cecil’s health took a downturn. His kidney functions are shutting down, the doctors believe the cancer is progressing fast, and he is very weak. He is intermittently lucid; we spoke for a brief moment this evening and he told me was at peace, grateful to God and ...

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