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How, when, and why did Jerusalem emerge as the sacred city of the Jews? This was the theme of a lecture by Professor Lee I. Levine of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the Cardinal Bea Centre in Rome, which is directed by Irish Jesuit Tom Casey SJ. Tom is pictured here with Professor Lawrence Schiffman, Chair of New York ...

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Forthcoming events

11 March: Manresa 9-day retreat starting on 11 March and finishing Easter Sunday, 4 April 24  March: Movies that Matter, Manresa 27 March: Pre-marriage course Milltown Institute further information on jesuitmarriage.com 28 March: Lay Retreat Association one-day retreat for Men will be held in The Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin 30 March: Gardiner Street, Holy week Reconciliation Service at 7.30pm ...

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JRS Ireland presents ECDL Certificates

Four students who have been doing computer training at the Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland offices were presented with certificates on Friday 12 March to mark their accomplishments. JRS Ireland runs computer classes every Friday morning, and the students get to sit exams for the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence). Two students (Lana and Mobolaji) passed Module 1 and the other ...

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No more ‘business as usual’

Fr. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ (pictured here), of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, and Dr. Nat O’Connor, of the think-tank TASC, presented an alternative economic and theological perspective on the current economic crisis, on Thursday 11 March 2010 in Manresa, the Jesuit Centre for Spirituality. They challenged the audience to find a way of marrying a new vision of human progress, ...

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Putting ethics before profit

“Bad Business” by Seamus Murphy SJ is one of three articles in the March 2010 issue of Working Notes, entitled ‘A New Economic Paradigm?’ This article focuses on the importance of prioritising ethics above profit. Murphy maintains that the economic crisis highlighted the lack of moral integrity among bankers, property developers and other business people. He argues that in the ...

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A spiritual perspective on healthcare today

For the second year in a row, Fr Paddy Carberry SJ, Director of Manresa, delivered a lecture on the relationship between spirituality and medical practice to a large group of medical students in UCD. The lecture was part of a programme called Professional Clinical Practice, which introduces students to a range of issues relating to medical practice, including ethics, palliative ...

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“Lent is for life”

The final gathering of “Lent is for Life” takes place next Tuesday, 30 March, in Slí Eile, Gardiner Street. All are welcome. Each week, through music, poetry and Scripture, young people have been offered a quiet, reflective space to explore their own personal lenten journeys where, according to the Slí Eile group leaders, even feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, uncertainty or seeming failure can be seen ...

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Facebook faith

This year’s Coláiste Iognáid (Jes) Lenten campaign, designed by Cathal Doherty SJ and Brendan McManus SJ, included daily mass, confession and a weekly meditation group. What has proved popular in previous years is the ‘Gospel text’ option where you get a line from the Gospel (e.g. “4give others as U r 4givn”) texted daily to your phone. This year, however, ...

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“Cardinal should not resign”

Alan McGuckian SJ published a personal opinion piece on the controversy surrounding Cardinal Sean Brady, in the Friday 19 March edition of the Irish News. In a St Patrick’s Day homily, Cardinal Brady referred to his role in dealing with child abuse allegations 35 years ago and apologized for failures on his part and said he would “reflect on what he has heard from those who have ...

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Slí Eile plan for World Youth Day

Noelle Fitzpatrick of Sli Eile, the Jesuit Outreach for Young People, was one of 22 attendees at the first European planning event for Magis in Spain. The term ‘Magis’ means ‘the more’, and relates to the Ignatian notion of always seeking to do more for God. As a programme, Magis is part of the Jesuit input into World Youth Day, and will involve young people working in the three areas of ...

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