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The Jes goes hi-tech

Catherine Hickey of Coláiste Iognáid has been invited by Hewlett Packard (HP) and the International Society for Technology in Education to attend the HP Innovations in Education Worldwide Summit in San Francisco later this month. In May 2009 the school won a HP Innovation in Education Grant Award, as the result of the application which Catherine submitted. They received a ...

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A pen portrait of Peter

John O’Rourke of Trinity News wrote the following interview-based article on Peter Sexton SJ, once the music co-ordinator in John’s school and now a chaplain in his college, TCD. “Fr Peter Sexton SJ is a formidable man. My own earliest memory of Trinity’s latest recruit to the burgeoning chaplaincy team is of him in his role as music coordinator for ...

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Religious Education symposium

Teachers from the different Jesuit colleges met in the Westgrove Hotel in Clane on 5 February to reflect on the context, value and quality of Religious Education in our schools. The ‘symposium’ was prompted by Fr. General’s exhortation that “all involved in the Jesuit schools in Ireland [should work] to ensure the intellectual quality of what we offer”.  Assisting reflection ...

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Mission Offices meet

A meeting of the Mission Offices of the Irish, British and Belgian Mission Offices was held in Brussels on 19 February. John K Guiney, Murt Curry and Tom Layden, the Delegate for Interprovincial Cooperation and Planning for the four North-Western Provinces, were in attendance. One of the central issues discussed was the need for advocacy regarding the rights of children, ...

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Forthcoming events

23 February and 2 & 9 March: Lenten Reflection evenings – reflection and prayer on Lenten spaces in our lives. Slí Eile, 20 Upper Gardiner Street, 7-8pm. 24 February: 8-Day directed retreat in Manresa, starting on Wednesday 24th Feb at 7pm cost for this retreat is €615 for further details contact Manresa Tel: 01  8331352 24 February: Movies that Matter, ...

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Jesuit who taught saint turns 101

The Jesuit priest who taught Saint Alberto Hurtado English, Fr Frank Finnigan SJ, celebrated his 101st birthday on Thursday 18 February. He is the first Irish Jesuit to live to such an age. As well as receiving the birthday wishes of his fellow Jesuits in the Gardiner St Community, he also got a congratulatory telegram and cheque from President McAleese. Fr Finnegan’s student Alberto Hurtado ...

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Short notices

The pictured Colaiste Iognaid (Jes) Transition Year students were winners in the ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ category in the Mayor’s Award. Mayor Declan McDonnell is pictured with Donal Lyons and the students receiving their award; the group collected over 8000 Euro for Foundation Nepal through bag-packing and selling their own Christmas cards. UCD Chaplaincy will hold the first ever ...

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Surviving suicide

Brendan McManus SJ has an article on ‘Surviving Suicide’ in the February edition of the contemporary Irish Church journal, The Furrow. In a raw and personal account of the family tragedy that was the suicide of his brother, Brendan relates how they tried to come to terms with the devastation, the guilt and the many unanswered questions that suicide leaves. ...

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“Think about drink – and drink less”

The Pioneer Association launched their Lenten Campaign on Ash Wednesday, 17 February, by calling on people to think about their drinking habits and drink less or abstain totally during Lent. The Association’s Lenten message is specifically targeted at half of all Irish drinkers – that’s four in 10 women and seven in ten men – that research findings show have ...

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Postcard from the edge

Paul Andrews SJ, who last December took time out from his duties as director of the Jesuit Communication Centre to do parish work in New Zealand, wrote this week to AMDG, keeping us abreast of his sojourn in the antipodes. Read on. “I am writing this in a small room in the presbytery in Gore, a country town, built by ...

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