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Missions day out

The annual day-out of the Jesuit Mission Office on 30 June had a motley group of missionaries, friends, volunteers and Mission Office staff descend on some of the best known historical sites in the capital. The day began with Mass in St Audoen’s Church, celebrated by the Provincial, Fr John Dardis, who expressed his deep appreciation for the missionary endeavour ...

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Short Notices

The sub-title of Fr Todd Morrissey’s latest book on Fr Tom Ryan (the launch was noticed in our last issue) was From Cork to China and Windsor Castle, Last week Fr Pat Riordan, visiting St George’s Chapel in Windsor, sent us this picture of the memorial plaque with its spare and elegant inscription. The McVerry Trust’s 2-Peak Wicklow Challenge, a fundraising event, ...

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Forthcoming events

24 July: 2-Peak Wicklow Challenge: McVerry Trust fundraiser – see Short Notices above 24-30 July: Hopkins International Festival opens in Newbridge College, 4 p.m. on 24 July. See programme on website. Sunday 24 July 3 pm: wreath-laying at Hopkins’ grave in Glasnevin 31 July: University Church, Stephen’s Green, 2.30 pm: Thanksgiving Mass for Centenary of Leeson Street Community; followed by reception ...

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St Ignatius day celebrations

Jesuits around the world will mark the feast day of  their founder St Ignatius of Loyola,on Sat 31 July.  In Dublin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate a special  Mass in St Francis Xavier Church,  Gardiner St, at 11 am on the feast day itself. Representatives from all the local Jesuit aposotlates will play and active part in the liturgy. On ...

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Not-so-‘final curtain!’

Historian Todd Morrissey SJ launched the third volume of Fr Kevin Laheen’s History of Tullabeg, The Final Curtain, in Milltown Park on Wednesday 30 June, now available in the Sacred Heart Messenger Office: €20. He commended the author for his attention to detail, but he emphasised also the entertaining and informative nature of the stories recounted in this, the last ...

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Belvedere is fast

Belvedere College SJ continued their dominance of the All-Ireland schools athletics championships this year. They were once again the overall winners of the Science cup, which is the trophy presented to the champion boys’ school in the All-Ireland schools Athletics championships. This trophy is no stranger to the college trophy cabinet. Belvedere has now won the trophy for the last 12 ...

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Irish Jesuit in top publishing post

Irish Jesuit Paul Campbell has been made Publisher of Loyola Press, the Jesuit publishing company in Chicago whose titles include the 100,000-copy bestseller My Life with the Saints by James Martin SJ and Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney. On the digital front, over 120 titles are currently available as eBooks, and three iPad apps allow consumers to experience their faith ...

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JESUITICA: The unstoppable Pere Marquette

A century ago the states of Michican, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario, in USA and Canada, saw many locomotives and rail ferries named after a Jesuit. The Pere Marquette Railway operated in the Great Lakes region, from its incorporation in 1900 until its merger with other railroads in 1947. The company was named after Father Jacques Marquette S.J. (1637–1675), a French Jesuit missionary ...

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Leeson Street century

It is a hundred years since the Jesuit community in what is now Newman House moved round the corner to 35 Lower Leeson Street; they would later acquire Numbers 36 and 37. The centenary is an occasion for refurbishing parts of the houses: the walls of the snackery have been insulated and painted, and the windows draft-proofed; the hallway painted and ...

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