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JESUITICA: Fine wines down under

“Complex savoury scents and plush, textured bass line with soft, natural-acid balance, with notes of charcoal, prune fruits and Havana leaf.” So goes one reviewer’s assessment of St Ignatius (2006), a magnificent red produced in Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest winery in South Australia’s Clare Valley. Founded by two Austrian Jesuits in 1851 in order to provide sacramental wine to the ...

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Haiti update

Jesuit Refugee Service has provided emergency relief in the form of food, medicine, tents and debris-removal tools to thousands of citizens in Port-au-Prince to aid their recovery from the devastating earthquake of January 12. Additionally, in coordinated efforts with partner organizations in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, JRS has set up locations throughout the countries to deliver aid to more ...

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Go therefore and tweet to all nations!

“Priests are challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites) which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelisation and catechesis.” So says Pope Benedict XVI in his message for the 44th World Communications Day, announced on 24 January, 2010. The theme of his address – The priest ...

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‘Blind obedience’ from Belvedere students

Two Belvedere College students won second prize in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition awards at the RDS, Dublin, 13-16 Jan. Owen Killian and Andrew Griffin investigated the use of intense ultraviolet radiation (UVC) to preserve par-baked bread. This novel technique if proven could save bakeries a fortune when compared to current methods of preservation which are difficult and lengthy. David Connellan and Killian Creaner examined ...

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Light in the dark rooms of grief

Messenger Publications hosted the launch of Mary Brady’s book Time Without You: Moving through the Rooms of Grief, on 21 January, in Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf. Myles O’Reilly SJ, chaplain for the Bethany Bereavement Support Group, launched the book. Interspersed throughout the text are images of Mary’s own artwork:  pencil drawings, oils, charcoals, sculptures and embroidery, as well as ...

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‘Crescent’ bridge from poverty to prosperity

Students of Crescent College Comprehensive were told by President Mary McAleese that they carried with them an ‘imprint of Jesuit education, a character which doesn’t change’. Speaking at a closing ceremony in the College to mark 150 years of Jesuit education in Limerick, on Thursday 21 January, she thanked the staff for investing in their young people. She also praised the ...

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Short notices

Coláiste Iognáid’s 5th Year Kairos retreat was held this year in Dromantine, Newry from 22-25 January. 37 students took part in a full programme of talks, group work and liturgies. The retreat was led by Brendan McManus SJ, assisted by Cathal Doherty SJ, and teachers Elaine Coffey (pictured) and Brian Stewart. Eddie Cosgrove SJ participated as an observer, taking a ...

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Fr Jean Yves Calvez SJ

Renowned French theologian and philosopher Jean-Yves Calvez SJ died in Paris on 11 January, aged 82. For half a century he was well established as a deep and innovative thinker on issues relating to the Church’s social teaching. Soon after his ordination he wrote an influential account of the philosophy of Karl Marx, and in the years leading up to ...

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The Holocaust by bullets

On Monday evening, 18 January 2010, the day after the Pope’s historic visit to the Rome Synagogue, another historic visit occurred. Representatives from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, prelates from the Vatican, and nine ambassadors to the Holy See came to the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome to listen to a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois. They heard him ...

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Forthcoming events

26 January: Psychologist David Coleman fundraising lecture, “Getting Your Child through their Teens in the ‘Teenies’ “. Belvedere College, Gt. Denmark St., Dublin 1. 7.30pm 1 February: Soul night – Reflection and prayer in Gardiner Street Church. At 6.00-6.30pm. 10 February: Lecture on ‘St Ignatius and the World of the Royal Court: Chivalry and Courtly Love’ by Professor Terence O’Reilly, ...

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