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Tag Archives: 20091110

Cecil McGarry, SJ

Cecil McGarry SJ, Irish Provincial from 1969-1975, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 24 November, in Nairobi, Kenya. After his time as Provincial, Fr Cecil spent some years as Assistant to Fr General Pedro Arrupe in Rome. In 1984 Fr Arrupe sent him as part of a team to set up Hekima in Nairobi as the theologate for East ...

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Go home from Goma

It is over a year since Gerry Clarke joined the Jesuit Refugee Service in Goma, DR Congo, which is about as troubled and dangerous a spot as any in Africa. Though the crushing of the rebellion is supposed to be complete, and the war over, this weekend Medecins Sans Frontieres has accused the Congolese army of enticing Hutus to a ...

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Belvedere welcomes Sir Terry

Belvedere College afforded a great welcome to Sir Terry Wogan (Class of ’56) on his return to the school for the Union’s Annual Dinner on Friday November 6th. He was invited to be the Guest Speaker at the event by this year’s President, Frank Young, a classmate and longtime friend. True to form, Sir Terry entertained his audience of over ...

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Focus on faith at Interface conference

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ gave the keynote address to over one hundred young theolgians from North America, Continental Europe, the UK and Ireland on Friday 6 Nov 2009. He told the gathering that the real battleground for faith was the field of imagination, which is a vulnerable area but also a central place where faith can become real. His reflections led ...

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TEFL in Belvedere

AMDG Express is always looking out for growth points in the ministries we cover. Occasionally good works are rewarded with publicity, recognition, and even medals and awards. That is not what they want. When we do good, says the Gospel, our left hand should not know what our right hand is doing. But readers will be glad to know of ...

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Corkery on Ratzinger: “sympathetic but not uncritical”

In his new book, Joseph Ratzinger’s Theological Ideas: Wise Cautions and Legitimate Hopes, Jim Corkery SJ argues against any simplistic caricaturing of Ratzinger’s thought, which he claims is highly nuanced and has exhibited striking consistency over the years: “Cardinal Ratzinger is Pope Benedict and contrary to what many believe there has been no huge shift in his thinking since becoming ...

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Celebration with music

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick, its music teacher Roisin Lavery organized a  Celebración de Música on October 10th. Choirs and orchestras from Crescent, Belvedere, Clongowes, Colaiste Iognaid, as well as Laurel Hill, Limerick, and St. Dominic’s, Cabra, took part. Two past students from Crescent acted as adjudicators, namely Bill Whelan (Composer of Riverdance) and ...

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JESUITICA: Mungret man at the front

Tomorrow, Remembrance Day, we might think of Michael Bergin, born in Roscrea, schooled in Mungret, a remarkable Irish Jesuit chaplain with the Anzac force, which he joined as a trooper in order to accompany the Australians to Gallipoli. He was the only Australian chaplain to have joined in the ranks, and the only one never to set foot in Australia. ...

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Short Notices

There is a Jesuit link in the significant appointment of Canon Pat Browne as the first Catholic chaplain to Britain’s Houses of Parliament. A late vocation, Pat graduated from the  Mungret Apostolic School in 1967-68, and is remembered as a lovely guy and talented singer, who won a Feis Ceoil award as a tenor. From Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta (FÁS): Ba mhór ...

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Forthcoming events

10 November: Jim Corkery’s book launch (see “Corkery on Ratzinger” above) – Milltown Theatre, 5.30 pm 10 November: Liam Lawton in Concert – Gardiner Street Church, 8.00pm 12 November: Lecture by Patrick Jordan on Dorothy Day – Purcell House, All Hallows, Dublin 9, 7.30 pm 15 November: At the Gospel Choir Mass in the Virgin Mary Church, Shangan Road, Ballymun, a Ceremony ...

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