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Welcomes and farewells at feastday Mass

The Mass for the 31 July feast of St Ignatius, at Gardiner St church, celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, was the occasion for the handover of service from Fr John Dardis (left in photo) to Fr Tom Layden (right) as the Provincial of the Irish Jesuits. A short letter of appointment from Fr General Adolfo Nicolas was read by Fr ...

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Peace in Portadown

AMDG Express seldom features the small Jesuit community in Churchill Park, Portadown, which was started in the days when Garvaghy Road and Drumcree were synonyms for sectarian tensions. Quiet, sustained ecumenical work on both sides has brought real change. Good relations have developed between Jesuits and leaders from the mainline churches who meet regularly. They held joint ceremonies at Christmas, ...

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100 years on Leeson Street

The Leeson Street community celebrated its centenary happily. Bruce Bradley, who started St Ignatius’ Day in Farm Street, London, dashed over to give a carefully researched and memorable homily to Jesuits and a houseful of friends at Mass in University Church. Then Fergus O’Donoghue launched the congregation on an SJ-themed tour of Newman House, where, over wine and finger food, Fr Tom Layden ...

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Versatile Jim

With the death of Brother Jim Sutton last week, the Irish Jesuits lost a quiet man of multiple talents. Born in Glasnevin, and schooled by the Christian Brothers in Scoil Mhuire, Marino, he was bright enough to win a scholarship into the ESB. Having trained as an electrician he entered the Society at 22. That was his most familiar role in ...

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The Centenary Cluster

Alan McGuckian SJ in Belfast has joined a group of Unionist Protestants looking ahead to the Centenary Cluster – the set of centenary commemorations starting in 1912 with the Ulster Covenant, through the foundation of the Ulster Volunteers and the gun-running in Larne, and the foundation of the Irish Volunteers with the gun-running in Howth, Jim Larkin and the Lock-out, ...

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MP Gallagher on ‘Newman for today’

John Henry Newman is one of the ten people selected for exploration by Michael Paul Gallagher SJ in his latest book, Faith Maps, and on Wed 1 Sept, 7.30pm, the well-known author will give a lecture entitled ‘Translating Newman for Today’, in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner St, Dublin 1. Newman crossed the Irish sea many times, and while he ...

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Beginnings

As AMDG Express returns to production after the summer break, it makes a fresh start in more ways than one. The JCC’s beautiful room in Leeson Street is piled with boxes ready for the move to offices in Milltown Park. This will be a new beginning, rubbing shoulders with the Provincial’s team. Dermot Roantree, the coeditor of AMDG Express, has ...

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Hurray for Hopkins

On the first day of the 23rd Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival, Paul Andrews SJ stood on the grave of GMH (Fergus O’Donoghue marked the spot in the Jesuit plot in Glasnevin), and invoked the Lord’s blessing on the international gathering. The 7-day event unfolded as the biggest and best yet, thanks to the dynamic trio who organise it, Desmond and ...

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JESUITICA: A man of vision

One of the treasures in Dublin’s Marsh’s Library is an early edition of  Oculus, hoc est, by Christoph Scheiner (1575-1650), a German Jesuit who showed for the first time a diagram of the optic nerve entering the eyeball at one side. He constructed a model which represented the eye by a camera obscura with a spherical glass retina, a lens ...

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Forthcoming Events

17 August: Conall O’Cuinn is guest speaker at Knock Novena 16-25 August: Eight-day retreat will be held in Manresa House, Clontarf Road, Dollymount.  For details, contact 01 8331352 24-28 August: Social week in Brussels – attending are Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, Eoin Carroll and Brendan McPartlin SJ 1 September: Public lecture by Michael Paul Gallagher SJ in St Francis Xavier Church, ...

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