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Football fever in Limerick

This summer’s football fever erupted in Limerick on 19 June, as Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland marked the occasion of World Refugee Day (20 June) with an 11-a-side football tournament for teams from four Direct Provision Centres for asylum seekers in the Limerick region. Over fifty asylum seekers participated in this competition, the inaugural Crescent Pedro Arrupe Cup, in the grounds ...

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Volunteers commissioned in Gardiner St.

Eighteen Slí Eile volunteers were commissioned at the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass on 20 June for their upcoming work in Jamaica and Zambia. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated the Mass with Donal Neary SJ. The volunteers had been preparing for the last eight months, under the guidance of Slí Eile team member Debbie Moore. A further group of school-leavers are ...

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A time of grace

The 8-day retreat that has just ended in Manresa was distinctive in two ways. The group of retreatants comprised Jesuits from the Irish, British, Dutch and Flemish provinces: the diversity of their languages and cultures reflected the global mission of the Society. While St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises structured the retreat, these were supplemented by a substantial talk every day about ...

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Forthcoming events

30 June: Kevin Laheen SJ’s book entitled The Jesuits in Tullabeg: The final curtain will be launched in Milltown Institute. For details, contact 01 6768409 2-24 July: Sli Eile – a group of 9 people will travel to Jamaica 9-29 July: Sli Eil – a group 9 people will travel to Lusaka, Zambia 4-23 July: Sli Eile – a group ...

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Short notices

Fifty-two students walked over 250 km from Dublin to Galway for the annual Belvedere College Block Pull charity walk. The Block Pull involves students pulling two large wooden blocks about 30km a day, across the Irish countryside. The weather was exceptionally hot, and many students battled through sunburn and blisters! The walk was a great success, raising over €52,000 for ...

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Bloody Sunday – moving on

The recent publication of the report of the Saville Inquiry into the fateful events on Bloody Sunday in Derry 1972 was an historic and moving occasion for many. According to Brian Lennon SJ, “It is a report about the past which may well help us towards the future”. The Dublin-born Jesuit has spent over twenty years working on peace building ...

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St Declan’s principal retires

Michael Nolan, Principal of St Declan’s National School since 1994, is retiring, and the end-of-term Mass was also a farewell to him. School Principals, trying to hold a balance between the divergent claims of pupils, teachers and parents, have to be ready for some unpopularity. Remarkably Michael, without looking for it, seemed to be loved by all three sectors. He ...

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Remembering a remarkable man

Irish Jesuit Ciaran Kane gave a ringing endorsement to Todd Morrissey SJ’s book  Thomas F. Ryan SJ: From Cork to China and Windsor Castle, launched in Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, 17 June. “This is the man I knew,” he said, holding up the book. Fr Kane, a missionary in Hong Kong, spoke of Tom Ryan’s incredible life as explored ...

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A dazzling diaconate

The voice of John Looby, Editor of the Sacred Heart Messenger, resonated round the vasty spaces of Christ Church Cathedral as he declaimed the Second Reading. His words to Ken Rue for once were not about double-entry book-keeping, assets or bad debts, but rather from St Paul: “Do not be conformed to this world, he exhorted Ken, but be conformed by ...

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MP Gallagher on BBC

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ returned from Italy to Ireland recently to spend some of the summer, and already the author of over ten books on spirituality, culture and fundamental theology is busy giving interviews on his latest book, Faith Maps: From Newman to Benedict XVI. On Sunday 27 June he gave a wide-ranging interview to William Crawley, on BBC Radio ...

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