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IIG in Inis Oirr

Coláiste Iognáid’s Ignatian Identity Group (IIG) held a highly successful retreat for some of its core members on Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, on 21-23 May. One of the group, Mary Madec, has just had her debut book of poetry, In Other Words, published. Her considerable talents were well employed on the retreat, as she facilitated a ...

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Some boy racer!

“It was the toughest race of my life, truly the ultimate challenge!” So said Padraig Swan, Director of Slí Eile, the Jesuit Outreach to Young Adults, on completing a 56-mile run through the hills and hollows of  Durban, South Africa, on Sunday 30 May. It was one of many marathons that he has completed over the last year, raising funds ...

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Short notices

Crescent College Comprehensive recently collected two awards: Best Rugby School in Munster 2010, and Best Girls’ Hockey School in Munster 2010. The trophies were in recognition of the achievements of both sports at all age levels including  numerous league wins and the Munster Senior Hockey Cup and the Munster Junior Rugby Cup. Photo attached: Shane O’Brien (left) and Sean O’Callaghan ...

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Team players

The Jesuit educational aim: “Becoming men for others” was given a new and topical flavour at a hugely successful gathering in the new rugby stadium at Lansdowne Road on 17 May. Four outstanding rugby players, all graduates of Clongowes, gave their views on the pressures and commitments of modern professional rugby; they were Gordon D’Arcy and Rob Kearney (both on ...

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Slí Eile Jamaica trip in jeopardy

The dark side of life in Jamaica has featured recently in the news, with gun battles on the streets after gang members resisted attempts to apprehend a leading criminal. Prominent in despatches was the parish area of West Kingston, where Slí Eile volunteers have been working with local children for the last three summers. The parish priest is a Canadian ...

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Forthcoming events

3-11 June: Sacred Heart Novena will be held in Gardiner Street Church at 11am and 7:30pm each day, 11am and 3:30pm on Sunday 8-17 June: Nine-day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. For details, contact Caitlin or Seán at 01 8625345 8-17 June: Eight-day retreat will be held in Manresa House, Clontarf Road, Dollymount.  For details, contact 01 8331352 ...

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Rahan: the final curtain

The Rahan Parish Hall was full for the launch of Kevin Laheen’s The Jesuits in Tullabeg: the final curtain. Solicitor Michael Byrne gave an excellent, scholarly introduction to the book, which tells the story of Tullabeg from 1914 to 1991 when Fr Brendan Murray, the last Rector, closed the front door for the last time and handed over the keys ...

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Green shoots in the Messenger

The Sacred Heart Messenger has the biggest circulation of any religious magazine in Ireland and the second highest of any magazine, outdone only by The RTE Guide! “And that’s in no small measure due to the large number of volunteer promoters who distribute the magazine monthly, through hail rain and snow,” says Marketing Manager Triona McKee. This June, the month ...

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Ricci resources

After his lecture at the Matteo Ricci Conference in Gonzaga on 8 May, Antoni Üçerler SJ was asked if he could make his text available. He went one step further and prepared an elegant slide presentation, which allowed him to combine his own voice with the images he used at the conference. The result can be viewed on the homepage ...

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Cameras rolling!

EWTN (Eternal Word TV Network) is America’s largest religious (Catholic) cable network with 146 million viewers in 127 countries. Last week they sent a production team to Ireland to make a film on the history of and devotion to the Sacred Heart, with Irish Jesuit Barney McGuckian. Among other venues, they visited Gardiner St Church, The Messenger Office (see photo) ...

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