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Tag Archives: 20100420

Holding faith and work together

Paddy Carberry SJ, director of Manresa in Clontarf, is to be the chaplain of a new chapter of the Woodstock Business Conference, which was launched in Dublin on Thursday 15 April. The Woodstock Business Conference, which was founded at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1992, is a network of business people who are hoping to bring about a greater ...

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Short notices

The World Aid Society in UCD is funding the university studies of a young Liberian woman, Jowel Harris. Leon Ó Giolláin SJ, chaplain in UCD, promoted her case, and hopes it will become a paradigm for other such stories. Irish students responded to the plight of Jowel, made pregnant at fifteen and then abandoned. It highlights how privileged we are in access ...

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Forthcoming events

21 April: Manresa, Insights from the Mystics – Lecture series running for 7 weeks. For details, contact Manresa: Tel: 8331352 23-25 April: Slí Eile, Gardiner Street, are holding a weekend on Suicide: Trying to Understand. Details from Noelle Fitzpatrick: tel: 8943161 25 April: Slí Eile’s Ballymun Gospel Choir presents ‘Busking in the Bar’ in Hedigan’s Bar, Prospect Road, Glasnevin, at ...

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An ill wind…

The fall-out of what’s now known as ‘Ash Thursday’ was felt by twenty-seven students and four teachers from Belvedere College, who have been making their way home by bus across Spain and France, since finding themselves marooned in Madrid on a fundraising trip. The students had completed the  Santiago de Compostela Camino pilgrimage in order to raise money for projects ...

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Prolific Todd

Hot on the heels of his success with The Jesuits in Hong Kong and China, Thomas Morrissey SJ is close to bringing out two new books with Columba Press. The first, From Cork to Hong Kong and Canton: Thomas F Ryan SJ, 1889-1971, will be launched in June. It chronicles the life of an extraordinary Jesuit, who was a teacher, ...

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Pioneers in 100 lands

During the past year, people in over 100 different countries have logged on to www.pioneerassociation.ie, the Pioneer website. A large number of them first learned about the existence of the Pioneers last year after Barney McGuckian SJ was interviewed on EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) about the movement. In the days after this programme was aired, there was a significant ...

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The gift of prisoners

Eoghan Keogh of Slí Eile, the Jesuit Outreach to Young Adults, recently handed over a cheque for €900 to the Hope Foundation, which works with street children in India. He did so on behalf of the prisoners in Mountjoy who are part of the Spirituality and Meditation group that he heads up in the jail. Last Christmas, the prisoners watched some ...

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Richard’s oxen

Richard O’Dwyer SJ is half-way through his second year in Sudan, and has weathered some hard times since we last heard from him in November. His latest message is upbeat, and focuses on oxen. “Last year, I had the good fortune to meet Professor Todd Whitmore from the University of Notre Dame in the Catechists Training Centre in Gulu.  Todd ...

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Music ministry in Galway

Keara Sheeran, the Director of the “Jes” Gospel Choir in Galway, and her father Peter (pictured right and left here) sang with Fr Liam Lawton (centre), an award-winning singer-songwriter and priest, when he performed in Renmore Church, Galway, on Friday 16 April. Both Keara and her father are involved in the music ministry in Renmore church, but Keara also leads ...

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Looking at leadership

Amid public concern about the quality of leadership in church and civil society, the Jesuit Partners in Mission office held a breakfast seminar at Milltown recently on the subject of ‘Leadership, change, and performance’. The session was attended by Jesuits and their colleagues who are at the helm of apostolic works in the Province, and it was presented by Prof ...

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