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Jesuit Knock-out

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ and Conall O’Cuinn SJ spoke recently at two sessions each of the Knock Novena on September 16th and 17th respectively. Each session was attended by approximately 4,000 people – not quite the 5,000 at the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, but the event had some of the efficiency with which Jesus had the apostles organize ...

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Short notices

Michael Hanly, now working with Concern in Malawi, has two links with the Jesuits: he attended Belvedere from his native Leixlip, and later spent two years at a Jesuit-run development centre in Malawi. His latest project is teaching bee-keeping in Malawi’s Ngara Forest Reserve: “Bee keeping, he says, does take some training and initial investment for hives, equipment and smokers, but it ...

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MAGiS Hungary 2010

Sli Eile teamed with Dromore Diocese in Northern Ireland to bring a group of twenty young people to partake in the MAGiS Hungary programme for two weeks in August. Participants were split into multi-national groups for the experiments, and each day consisted of five core elements: morning prayer, the central activity (experiment), liturgy, Magis reflection circle, and the evening Examen of ...

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Forthcoming events

1 September: Gardiner St Church, ‘Translating Newman for Today’ by MP Gallagher SJ; 7.30 pm 5 October: Gardiner St. Church: James Kilbane’s concert ‘Country and Gospel’ in aid of the Pioneers; 8 pm Wednesdays of October: Adult faith course on ‘The Mystics – teachers of Prayer’ by Brendan Comerford SJ

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New era for ‘Jes’

Coláiste Iognáid (the Jes) is entering a new era, symbolised by the construction work which began in early August. There have been many setbacks since this work was first planned, so it was with some relief that the builders were welcomed onto the site, even though there will be noise and disruption. The plan is to pull down the old ...

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JESUITICA: The flies of Ireland

Only one Irish Provincial has had a genus of flies called after him. In 1937 Fr Larry Kieran welcomed Fr Hermann Schmitz, a German Jesuit, to Ireland, and he stayed here for about four years, teaching in Tullabeg and doing prodigious research on Irish Phoridae, or flies. He increased the known list of Irish Phoridae by more than 100 species, ...

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Faith and Justice contribution

As the summer ends, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice says farewell to Louise Gallagher who has been working as Social Policy and Research Intern in the Centre for the past nine months. Louise, who is from Galway and holds a Masters degree in Development from Dublin City University, played a key role in several of the Centre’s publications ...

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Caught in the web

An interesting project over the last year has been the welcome for a Sunday reflection from people who come to the church in Gardiner St. Never allowing the gospel get stuck in the web, an ad has gone up inviting people to sign up for receiving a reflection on the Sunday gospel, and any news about events in the church ...

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