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Forthcoming events

17 June: Todd Morrissey SJ’s book entitled Thomas F. Ryan SJ: From Cork to China and Windsor Castle will be launched by Ciaran Kane SJ in Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, at 7.30pm. For details, contact 01 6768409. 20 June: Ken Rue (financial controller of the Sacred Heart Messenger) will be ordained to the diaconate by Church of Ireland Archbishop ...

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Short notices

As part of their Province planning day, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice staff went on a team outing in the afternoon – a Segway tour of Dublin Docklands. Cherryfield Lodge is hosting an open day for residents and their families on Tuesday 22nd June from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Entrance to Cherryfield through main Milltown Gate from Sandford Road. ...

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Frank feels the heat

Frank Doyle SJ (left in photo) recently exchanged the green and leafy delights of Gonzaga for the humid heats of Manila, where there has been no rain for a long time and it is extremely hot, exceeding 30C and going up to 36, with humidity to match. After years in Hong Kong, Frank served Chinese exiles in many parts of the ...

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Ten years of song

Ten years ago Kevin Kelly, the young organist in Gardiner Street church, suggested to Fr Edmond Grace that they set up a Gospel Choir. It was a new notion, to have a choir at the altar, and with music that would set feet tapping. Edmond and Kevin persuaded the parish to have a special Gospel Choir Mass at 7.30 p.m. ...

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Heart speaks to heart

Dermot Mansfield, invited by Veritas to write a study of Newman, started work last October. In March, when he found himself approaching Newman’s death, he was stuck for days, as though he could not bear parting with someone who had been so close to him through the winter. The theme of the book  is Newman’s motto: Heart speaks to heart. ...

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The Curia moves

Three years after the fire in Eglinton Road, Fr Noel Barber reports on the Provincial Curia’s new migration this week – a move still incomplete, as this view of the reception area shows:  “Before the current economic woes descended on us, there were plans to build the Curia in the Gonzaga garden. It would have cost, I have been told, four times the ...

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JESUITICA: Robotic virtues

Readers may be aware that able-bodied Irish Jesuits are fewer on the ground than they used be; but lawns still have to be mowed. One of the biggest lawns that we tend is beside our R and R house in Blainroe, Co. Wicklow, where the grass grows vigorously over some forty metres square. Richard O’Dwyer confronted the problem a couple ...

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Fumbles of our funny God

On 10 June, before a crowd of over a hundred, Seósamh Ó Murchú, the principal editor of An Gúm, the state-funded Irish language publishing house, waxed enthusiastically when he launched Cá bhuil Walsingham? The fumbles of our funny God by Frainc Mac Brádaigh SJ. Frank has taken his subtitle from a Seán Ó Riordáin poem about the unexpected workings of ...

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All the cups

Clongowes Wood College S.J. was triumphant in all three of the Leinster schools senior rugby competitions this year. (Pictured left to right: Leinster schools Senior Seconds Cup, Leinster schools Senior cup, Leinster schools Senior Thirds cup). The senior cup was won on St Patrick’s day at the RDS when Clongowes defeated St Michael’s 38-20. The senior seconds lifted the seconds ...

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“Crumbling childcare system” – McVerry

“Daniel was still a child, he should not have died”.  So said Peter McVerry SJ, officiating at the funeral of  Daniel McAnaspie on Tuesday 9 June in the Church of the Annunciation, Finglas. The seventeen-year-old had been in the care of the HSE, and his body was found dumped in a field. Mourners listened as Fr McVerry told them that ...

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