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JESUITICA: Irish Jesuit at the front

When they remember their war dead on Anzac Day, Australians include in that number Fr Michael Bergin SJ, an Irish Jesuit who signed up with the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) in order to accompany them as chaplain to Gallipoli. Two facts give Fr Bergin particular distinction. Firstly, though he served with the AIF he never set foot on Australian soil. ...

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Young people and suicide

“Young people and suicide” was the theme of a two-day Magis event organised by Slí Eile, the Jesuit outreach to young adults. It took place in the Redemptorist retreat centre ‘Marianella’ on Friday 30 April and Sat 1 May. The young people gathered heard moving accounts of the experience of suicide from differing perspectives. A young man described what brought ...

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Spotlight on women’s prisons

Eoin Carroll, Acting Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, featured twice in the Irish Times last week. He was one of the co-signatories, all of whom were from notable social justice and human rights groups, of a letter commending Kathleen McMahon, governor of the Dóchas Centre women’s prison, for resigning on a point of principle. The letter ...

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Two Provincials come to town

Wojciech Ziółek (right in picture), Provincial of the Southern Polish Province, was in Dublin this week. While struggling with English he managed to convey his gratitude to the Irish Province for hosting so many Polish scholastics. Apparently ‘most’ enjoyed their stay very much. The Provincial for the East African Province, Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator (left in picture), also visited Ireland briefly ...

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International conference on Church in China

RTE  presenter Sean O’Rourke will chair an international conference on the Church in China today, in Gonzaga College, Saturday 8 May, 09.30-1pm. The conference will mark the 400th anniversary of Matteo Ricci SJ, one of the most remarkable figures of Catholic missionary history. It will open with a lecture on the importance of Ricci’s contribution to the Church in China, ...

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Forthcoming events

7-8 May: Slí Eile MAGIS ‘Understanding Disability’ (action and reflection experience). This 2 day discussion meeting will take place in 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway, starting 7pm. Details from Edel at 0862295915 or edel.roddy@sli-eile.com. 8-9 May: Matteo Ricci conference: this 2 day event marking the 400th anniversary of Jesuit missionary to China will be help in Gonzaga College, Sandford ...

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World cup in Bushy Park

JRS Ireland entered two teams in a 5-a-side Mini World Cup held in Bushy Park on Saturday 1 May. The competition was organised by the Africa Centre to celebrate the hosting of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this year. The JRS teams, Nigeria and Cameroon, comprised of participants from the regular football outreach in Trinity College, Ryan and ...

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Short Notices

On 29 April, Provincial John Dardis blessed the new Milltown community building (pictured here). The residents love its light and space, built around four cores, and give huge credit to Mike Drennan SJ and the architectural team. The Statistics of the Society of Jesus worldwide as of the beginning of January 2009 have been just published. The total number of Jesuits ...

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ISE launch of book on Tyrell

A new book on George Tyrrell is to be launched at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Milltown Park, on 18 May. This collection of essays is edited by Oliver Rafferty SJ, and both he and Michael Hurley SJ are contributors to the volume. The work re-evaluates the life and thought of Tyrrell, one of the most prominent of the modernist ...

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Mystic evenings

Brendan Comerford’s course Insights from the Mystics is drawing crowds eager to know more about a rich Christian tradition. The conference room at Manresa is packed every week. One woman who travels up from Killarney for the lectures has been searching for years for a course on the mystics. Others travel down from Belfast. This year these searchers are being treated to ...

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