Home > Tag Archives: 20100914

Tag Archives: 20100914

Challenging the Congress

Peter McVerry’s call in the September Furrow is so forward-looking and trenchant that it deserves wide coverage. “ The Eucharistic Congress in 2012 will be a meaningless charade unless it celebrates a community that is prepared to share everything it has, and is, for the sake of others in need. It must have a social dimension. This is where the ...

Read More »

Novices with a history

Two Irishmen, one joining the Birmingham noviciate, the other graduating, illustrate how different the scene is from twenty years ago. Shane Daly pronounced his vows of perpetual poverty, chastity and obedience before Provincial Tom Layden on Saturday 4th. Shane, aged 37, is from Kildare, worked as a teacher in the juvenile remand service before joining, and had been in Maynooth before ...

Read More »

Forthcoming events

15 September: ‘Studies’ conference entitled “Healing a broken Church? Catholicism after the Reports” will be held in Milltown Park, Sandford Road at 6pm 16 September: Gardiner St. Church – ‘Soul Journey’, guided meditation and prayer, continues each Monday at 6pm. For further information, contact the parish office on 01-8363477 17-19 September: Diploma Course in Spiritual Direction (First Year) will be ...

Read More »

‘Sli Eile’ relaunches as ‘Magis Ireland’

‘Sli Eile’, the Jesuit outreach to young adults, will be relaunched on Sunday 26 September as ‘Magis Ireland’, by the Irish Provincial Tom Layden. Already widely known as a force in young adult ministry in the Irish church, the re-branding reflects a wider international focus for the group, in line with other Ignatian young adult ministries across the globe. The word ‘Magis’ is Latin for ‘More’, ...

Read More »

Studies pulls no punches

Ian Elliot, CEO of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, is the guest speaker at the launch of a special edition of the Jesuit journal Studies, on the future of Catholicism in the wake of recent reports into clerical child sexual abuse. “Healing a Broken Church? Catholicism after the Reports” will be launched in Milltown Park, Sandford ...

Read More »

Intercultural soccer festival

Limerick will play host to a new intercultural soccer festival, The Limerick Sixes Soccer World Cup 2010, which will take place on Saturday, 25 September between 11am-7pm in the grounds of the Crescent Comprehensive School, Dooradoyle. Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland is one of a number of bodies which came together to organise this new annual event, which will seek to ...

Read More »

A week in Venice

A group of nearly 30 young people recently attended the third Faith and Politics Workshop in the Jesuits’ University Hostel in Venice, Italy. One of the organisers of this two-yearly event is Edmond Grace SJ, who spearheads the Irish ‘Conversation on Democracy’, an ongoing think-tank which examines the workings of the democratic process at a local and national level. A ...

Read More »

Short notices

Last week saw the departure from the Office of Partners in Mission in the Irish Jesuit Curia of Deirdre Soffe, who is moving with her husband to Qatar. “I would like,” says Deirdre, “to thank everyone throughout the Province for their friendship and support in carrying out our work in the Partners in Mission office over the last number of ...

Read More »

Keeping the oxen healthy

After reading in the last issue of AMDG Express about Michael Hanly’s bee-keeping project in Malawi, Richard O’Dwyer plans a workshop in Southern Sudan to get something similar under way. AMDG Express brought the two pioneers together by contacting Michael (son of the much loved Belvedere teacher Willie Hanly, now 94) in Dublin where he works for Concern. He put ...

Read More »

JESUITICA: Answering back

Do Jesuits ever answer back? Our archives hold an exchange between Fr Bernard Page SJ, an army chaplain, and his Provincial, T.V.Nolan, who had passed on a complaint from an Irish officer that Fr Page was neglecting the care of his troops. Bernard replied: “Frankly, your note has greatly pained me. It appears to me hasty, unjust and unkind: hasty ...

Read More »