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Posthumous Doctor McGarry

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi in 1984, Father Orobator, Provincial of Eastern Africa, received from the university’s Chancellor, a diploma posthumously granting Father Cecil McGarry a Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa in recognition of his many services given to the Association of Members of ...

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Sacred Space for Kiwis

Paul Andrews SJ (pictured here in fishing mode) has rejoined the editorial staff of AMDG Express after working for four months in the rural parish of Gore in the South Island of New Zealand. The journalists who interviewed him there, one diocesan and one secular, were intrigued to hear about the Sacred Space website as a way of helping people of ...

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Celebrating the Pastor of Broadway

Fr. Joe Kelly SJ served for years on the Boards of the Broadway Association, the Times Square Alliance, and the Mayor’s Midtown Citizens Committee. He was also the beloved Parochial Vicar of St. Malachy’s,  The Actors’ Chapel, and was responsible for having the section of 49th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway named “St. Malachy’s Way”.  He was a much-sought-after speaker ...

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The ‘full hand of faith’…..

“There’s an urgency about this book, a real concern for justice that has been a central passion of its author for as long as I’ve known him”. So said theologian Jim Corkery SJ at the launch of Gerry O’Hanlon SJ’s book Theology in the Public Square, in Ozanam House, Tuesday 13 April. The event was organised by the Jesuit Centre for ...

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Jesuitica: Broken Leg Day

Sixty years ago in the Jesuit noviciate at Emo, Co. Laois, the novices would mark particular feasts with a cup of coffee after dinner. One such occasion was Broken Leg Day, commemorating the breaking of St Ignatius’ leg by a cannonball, which signalled an end to the siege of Pamplona and the start of Inigo’s conversion. When Tom Layden’s nomination as ...

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Pilgrims ‘harken to the call’

Donal Neary SJ, parish priest of Gardiner St Church, and historian Fergus O’Donoghue SJ led 28 men and women, aged 25-85, on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St Ignatius, visiting Loyola, Javier, Manresa and Montserrat. There was guided reflection on Ignatian history and spirituality over the five days and, according to Donal Neary, people were surprised at the impact the life of ...

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Manresa events

Manresa Centre of Spirituality has a full programme on offer in the coming weeks. One highlight is Brendan Comerford SJ’s course Insights from the Mystics, which will introduce the thoughts and spirituality of some central figures in the history of Christian mysticism. It begins on Wednesday 21 April and continues weekly for seven weeks. Also prominent in the schedule is ...

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Eggsellent! Intercultural easter egg hunt

The JRS Ireland Intercultural Easter Egg Hunt in Mountjoy Square Park on Easter Sunday was a great success, according to JRS Ireland National Director Eugene Quinn. Over 120 children and adults turned out from both local and new communities. There was face painting, racing, football, and skipping competitions. Thanking all those who donated eggs or helped out with the event, Eugene Quinn said: “The Easter ...

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Short notices

Cherryfield is alive with golden blossoms these days, thanks to the long labours of Brothers Jim Sutton and Brendan Hyland and their Chinese colleague Tom Tom. It is a joy to see that Jim Sutton has recovered sufficiently from his serious illness,  that he is walking with the help of sticks. Congratulations to the four Jesuit alumni who were selected for the ...

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Forthcoming events

17 April: Gardiner Street, Fr. John Sullivan monthly Mass, at 1pm 19 April: Gardiner Street, Soul Journey, at 6pm 18 April: Day Retreat in  Milltown Park, Dublin 6. For details, contact Lay Retreat Association of Saint Ignatius, Tel: 2180230 21 April: Manresa, Insights from the Mystics,  Lecture series running for 7 weeks. For details, contact Manresa Tel: 8331352 23-25 April: ...

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