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Tributes to Cecil McGarry SJ

A number of tributes to Cecil McGarry SJ have come in in recent days. They are all fired by deep warmth towards the man who did so much, as Provincial from 1969-1975, to steer the Irish Province in the heady years after the Second Vatican Council, and who rose to equally large challenges in Rome and in Kenya until his ...

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Funeral of Cecil McGarry SJ

Over 500 people gathered in St. John the Evangelist Church in Nairobi to bid farewell to Cecil McGarry SJ on Saturday, November 28th 2010. The Chapel in Mwangaza Spirituality centre where Cecil worked, lived and died was too small for the numbers expected. The funeral service was moved to the neighboring parish Church. Religious sisters formed the majority of the ...

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Forthcoming events

10 December: Michael O’Sullivan SJ launches “The Coldest Night: A Family’s Experience of Suicide” by Carol Anne Milton. All Hallows College, Drumcondra: 5pm. 14 December: Soul Journey – evenings of prayer, Gardiner St Church: 6pm-6.30pm 16 December: Advent Lunchtime Mass, Gardiner St Church: 1pm 19 December: Christmas preparation for children, Manresa, Dollymount: from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

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‘Where to now?’

‘Where to now? Ethics and the Future’ was the topic addressed by Peter McVerry SJ to nearly 80 people gathered in Trinity under the auspices of the Church of Ireland Chaplaincy, on Saturday 28 Nov 28th ’09. Under the chairmanship of RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson, he and the other speakers – Senator Ivana Bacik, Justin Kilcullen (Director of Trocaire), and Linda Hogan (Professor of ...

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Pioneering and the community

Over 150 people attended a very successful “Pioneering and the Community” event which the Eglish Pioneer Association, Northern Ireland ran last month. The event brought together some of Northern Ireland’s most high profile speakers from the world of politics, sport and the media. Pictured here at the event are: Hugh Jordan, Sunday World Journalist and author; Dame Nuala O’Loan, former ...

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Crescent superstars

As part of their sesquicentenary celebrations, Crescent College in Limerick staged an elaborate production of Jesus Christ Superstar for four nights, from 3-6 December. Directed by Richie Ryan, whose son Conor played the part of Judas, the show was a huge success and played to sell-out audiences every night.  Headmaster Nick Cuddihy said it was a great achievement for all involved: “We ...

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Ireland and the Jews

“God has kept true to both Christians and Jews, and is steadily throwing light on our similarities.” So writes Tom Casey SJ in one of his contributions to The Bridge, a bilingual newsletter (‘Il Ponte’ in Italian) of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies in Rome. Tom is the new director of the Bea Centre, bringing much related academic ...

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Looking steadily at death

A copy of this year’s winter issue of Studies should be sent to every school in the country, said Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the veteran RTE broadcaster, at the Studies launch on 7 December. Young people, he explained in his excellent address, need to be educated about death and end-of-life care, as they can too easily be protected from these realities ...

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New advocacy network launched

A new initiative for international Jesuit collaboration on advocacy has emerged in the form of the Ignatian Advocacy Network. Its proposed working groups include Peace and Human Rights, Governance of Natural Resources, and Development. Meanwhile, it has been decided to draw the International Jesuit Network for Development (IJND) to a close. The IJND acted as an umbrella group for Ignatian ...

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Reflection on the recession

“The truth will set you free.”  So said Michael D. Higgins TD (pictured here) at an evening prayer service in the Jesuit Church in Galway on Sunday 29 November. Almost 250 people gathered to reflect on the current economic crisis at the “Glortha  Dochas” (Voices of Hope) ecumenical event organised by Coláiste Iognáid and the Ignatian Identity Group. Principal Bernie O’Connell ...

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