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Chaplains’ work crucial for Church

“Your work as chaplains is one of the most important missions in the Church”. That was the message from Dr Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, to  thirty members of the Chaplains Network at Third Level, in the St Stephen’s Chaplaincy, Friday 13 Nov 09. UCD chaplain Leon Ó Giolláin SJ organised the day of reflection on (i) the psychosocial benefits ...

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Mount-‘Joy’ to the world!

Prisoners in Mountjoy, working with Sli Eile, the Jesuit Outreach to Young Adults, have put their own hand-made Christmas cards on the market. The proceeds from the sales will go to an orphanage in Calcutta which has links with the Jesuits in Gardiner St Church. Eoghan Keogh, project worker with Sli Eile, meets with the prisoners every Wednesday, and they ...

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Jesuits in the DIB

There was Jesuit interest and involvement in the monumental Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB), which was launched on 18 November in St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle, before some 500 people.  Among the longer entries was Bruce Bradley’s article on James Joyce, running to over 11,000 words. Conor Harper wrote on John Sullivan, and Peter McVerry on Michael Sweetman. Todd Morrissey ...

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Irish booklaunch fest

For a few years now Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta has produced but not properly celebrated some beautiful new books. So, on Tuesday Nov 17th there was a Slógadh Mór and a mass launching. Cathal Goan of RTÉ accepted the Herculean task of presenting not one but six new books to an unsuspecting world.  He delighted the authors  (Séamus de Vál, Helen ...

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‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’

“It truly was,” as Dr Anne Looney described it,”a gathering of the aspiring, the perspiring and the inspiring!” Teachers, pupils and educators  arrived in significant numbers for the Education Symposium on ‘The relationship between teacher and pupil,’ in Crescent College Limerick, Dooradoyle, Sat 14 Nov 10am -4pm. Anne Looney, CEO of the National Council for Curriculum Development was in the ...

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Jesuit economist honoured

John Brady SJ was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the National College of Ireland on Friday 20 Nov,’09. Many former collegues, Jesuits and friends were there to celebrate his achievement. John Brady SJ spent thirty years of his life at the NCI which was formerly known as the National College of Industrial Relations, based in Ranelagh. According to Dr ...

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Irish links with San Salvador

At the 20th anniversary Mass in Milltown for the San Salvador martyrs, Michael O’Sullivan SJ recalled some of their links with Ireland. Amando Lopez studied theology and was ordained in Milltown in 1965. Ignacio Ellacuria made his Tertianship at Rathfarnham Castle. Eight years before his death he spoke in Milltown on the situation in El Salvador. Frank Doyle, who concelebrated ...

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Scholarships, Catholic and Protestant

Readers of the Irish Times may have picked up an amicable exchange between a Governor of The King’s Hospital school and Ivan Hammond, Chairman of Belvedere Social Services. Ian French, defending Protestant schools from the label of elitism, protested that nearly 10% of their pupils receive a means-tested Government grant. Ivan congratulated Ian on his success in getting such a ...

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JESUITICA: Waugh and the Jesuits

Both the life and the writings of the English novelist Evelyn Waugh were characterised by a deep faith, but also by a dark, acerbic wit. It was perfectly apt then, according to his friend Graham Greene, that Waugh should die just after attending the Resurrection Mass of Easter Sunday – while sitting on the toilet! Two Jesuits featured prominently in ...

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Short Notices

Miriam O’Callaghan hosted Peter McVerry Trust’s 3rd Charity Gala Ball on Friday 13th November, in Clontarf Castle Hotel. €65,000 was raised on the night to support the work of the charity. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Clontarf Castle Hotel, every penny of this will go directly towards the provision of the charity’s housing and support services. With more than ...

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