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Fr Adolfo Nicolás, Superior General of the Jesuits, visited Central America and parts of the Caribbean from 19 April to 1 May. The trip included a visit to earthquake-stricken Haiti, where he was shown the efforts at reconstruction. Read a report on the Australian Jesuit’s Province Express. Also read a port-trip interview with Fr Nicolás on SJWeb.info. Gearoid O’Brien is ...

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Forthcoming events

8-17 June: Nine-day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. For details, contact Caitlin or Seán at 01 8625345. Alternatively email ballymunadmin@sli-eile.com or sean.meehan@sli-eile.com 19 May and 26 May: ‘Insights from the Mystics’, Manresa, Clontarf, 8-9.30pm 24 May: ‘The Pilgrim Road’, Manresa, Clontarf, 7.30-9.30pm

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Spirituality and social justice

Mary John Manazan OSB, a Benedictine sister working in the Philippines, once urged a large crowd to oppose a hike in the price of oil. A policeman approached her. “Why are you talking about the oil price hike? You are a Sister. You ought to take care of the souls of the people. Why don’t you talk about mortal sin, ...

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John Sullivan SJ still inspiring…

A huge congregation attended the annual Fr John Sullivan SJ mass in Clongowes chapel, Naas, Co Kildare on Saturday 8 May. Chief celebrant Conor Harper SJ said the support of the people for the canonisation cause of Fr Sullivan was most heartening. “John Sullivan’s reputation was one of healing and holiness, and even though he died 80 years ago people ...

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Belvedere hosts Bostonians

For two weeks in April, Belvedere College hosted 12 students and 2 teachers from Boston College High (BCH), USA. This was the first ever such exchange between both Colleges. During their stay in Ireland the BCH staff and students attended daily classes and special modules on James Joyce, Irish scientific discoveries, debating, and traditional Irish cooking. They went on tours, ...

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Newsboys at ninety

Over 300 past and present members, “docs” and guests (including Lord Mayor Emer Costello, Bishop Eamonn Walsh and Bill ‘Penny Apples’ Cullen) attended a ninetieth birthday party on 26 April, at which Provincial John Dardis SJ launched Gerry Walsh’s book, How’ya Doc?  – the story of the Belvedere Social Service Club, later to become the Belvedere Newsboys’ Club and in 1969 the Belvedere ...

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The broken hallelujah of Leonard Cohen

Few songs have achieved the status of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. It has been covered almost 200 times, by singers such as John Cale, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright and k.d. lang; and it has graced the soundtrack of movies and television series. How to account for the extraordinary popularity of a song that invokes the Books of Samuel and Judges, and ...

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Magis travels to Galway

‘Understanding Disability – Our Relationship with Ability’ was the theme of the first West of Ireland-based Magis experience. Organised by Slí Eile, Jesuit Centre for Young Adults, the event took place in the NUIG chaplaincy centre on Sat 8 May. A young adult with chronic fatigue syndrome and a young woman caring for her father shared their experiences with the ...

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The wise man from the west….

“Not only was Matteo Ricci willing to go to China to preach the Gospel of Christ, but he was willing to be transformed by the people he befriended there.” So said Antoni Üçerler SJ, speaking at the Church in China conference in Gonzaga, Saturday 8 May, to commemorate the Jesuit missionary’s death. According to Üçerler, Ricci learnt Chinese, adopted their ...

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Conference marks Ricci anniversary

Over 100 people attended an international conference on 8 May to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), a remarkable Jesuit missionary who did much to build a bridge between the cultures of the West and the East. The conference was held in Gonzaga College, Dublin 6, and the chairperson for the event was RTE presenter ...

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