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Tag Archives: 20100209

Reflecting on the encyclical

Maynooth College’s Michael Devlin Lecture for 2010 will be given by Dr Patrick Riordan SJ, of Heythrop College, University of London. His theme will be ‘A Blessed Rage for the Common Good’, and it will be the centrepiece of a half-day conference on the papal encyclical Caritas in Veritate. The conference, including Dr Riordan’s lecture, will take place in Renehan ...

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Praying with the Province for Lent

The Irish Jesuit Province has just issued a Cycle of Prayer booklet to help those who work in its various apostolates to pray together during Lent. “This simple prayer guide,” writes Provincial Fr John Dardis in his foreword, “is designed to accompany us through the Lenten period, and takes as its theme ‘Praying Together for Renewal and New Life’, based ...

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London launch of spirituality association

Michael O’Sullivan SJ was the invited Irish delegate at the British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS),  launched in London on 29 January. The creation of BASS is the latest initiative in a growing worldwide trend concerning spirituality as a new academic discipline. Its inaugural conference in May will explore the relevance of spirituality for the socio-economic, political and cultural ...

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Chaplains welcomed in Orange lodge

“The work of Chaplains in third-level institutions around Ireland is increasingly valued by parents and the University authorities”, according to Bishop Donal McKeown, the Catholic Bishop’s liaison person with chaplains. He was speaking at the annual general meeting of third-level chaplains network (CN3) in Dromalis, Larne, on 24-26 January. Jesuit Leon Ó Giollain (pictured here), Chair of CN3, welcomed representatives of the four main ...

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JESUITICA: The waterfront priest

One of the most positive depictions of a Catholic priest in the movies can be found in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront (1954). Father Barry (played by Karl Malden), incensed by corruption and violence in the mob-run longshoreman’s union, puts pressure on young Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) to do the right thing and give evidence against the union boss. The ...

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Forthcoming events

10 February: Professor Terence O’Reilly, Veale lecture on St Ignatius and the World of the Royal Court. Milltown Institute. 4pm 16 February and each Tue in Lent: Guided prayer in Manresa Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf. 7.30pm-9.00pm 18 February: Gerry O’Hanlon SJ lecture on The Recession and God. St Mary’s Church, Haddington Rd. 8pm 20 February: Annual Fr John Sullivan Mass. Gardiner ...

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‘Magis’ – learning more

Thirteen volunteers, some from Galway and Donegal, took part in the Slí Eile (Jesuit Outreach to Young Adults) ‘Magis experience’, working with the homeless in Dublin, from 29 to 31 January. According to Noelle Fitzpatrick of Slí Eile (pictured here), the Magis experience is ”a programme with practical action for social justice, wrapped around personal and communal prayer and reflection. ‘Magis’ means ‘more’ in latin and the immersion ...

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Mission at home and abroad

Parishioners in Star of the Sea Church, Sandymount, were given an update one year on about the success of their Friendship Programme with the Jesuit parish of Matero, in Lusaka, Zambia. In the past year money collected by the parishioners in Sandymount was used to hire teachers in the Matero Parish Community School and to fund the expansion of the feeding programme  for orphans and vulnerable ...

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Navigating John

Phil Fogarty SJ’s second book in the  series Navigating the Gospels has just been published by Columba Press. The book  examines the Gospel of John and is a guide for the general reader based on contemporary scholarship. According to the author, John’s gospel, in all probability, reflects communal memories of what Jesus said and did, but not the same memories preserved in the other gospels. But ...

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Short notices

Joe Duffy’s Spirit Level on RTE on 7 February included a feature about Fr Joe Mallin SJ, the 94-year-old Irish Jesuit who is the son of Michael Mallin, one of the executed rebels in 1916. It showed Fr Joe walking around Kilmainham Gaol and the Garden of Remembrance as he reflected on his father’s life and faith – particularly his ...

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