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Forthcoming events

28 September: Manresa 8-day directed retreat. For details, contact:  01 8331352 01 October: MAGIS Ireland, 20 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. First Friday prayer meeting, which will be held monthly. For further information, contact Sylvia Gallagher at 086 6012711 05 October: Gardiner Street Church ‘Country and Gospel’: James Kilbane in concert at 8pm. Tickets cost €15 and can be got ...

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“Fire kindling fires….”

Eoghan Keogh, former youth worker with Slí Eile (now Magis Ireland), joined the staff of Belvedere College, Dublin as a school chaplain and pastoral worker this September and his first job was to accompany the students and staff on a trip to Lourdes as part of the annual  Dublin diocesean pilgrimage. “Even though I was hardly in the door when they asked ...

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Doing time on criminal justice

Students at the UCD Quinn School of Business were asked last Wednesday: Do you have time to give to others? They turned up for a talk on the value of volunteering, hosted by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and the UCD Service Learning Programme. The talk, entitled ‘Give Your Time, Use Your Skills, Change Your Perspective’, also marked ...

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Short notices

Sean Coughlan SJ has spent an active priestly life in Hong Kong. When he recently visited Crescent, his old school, he was pictured in front of the foundation stone of the school (1971) which incorporated a foundation stone from an earlier (1642) Limerick Jesuit school.  In Sean’s time, sixty years ago, there were just 200 pupils, all boys, yet they won the ...

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Magis Ireland launched

Magis Ireland (formerly Slí Eile), was launched on Sunday, 26 Sept by  the Irish Jesuit Provincial Tom Layden. He said that Magis Ireland reflects a shift in vision whereby the organisation is now linked into an international  Jesuit ministry to young people all over the world.  A number of young adults associated with Slí Eile over the years, spoke movingly about how the organisation, with its ...

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Jesuits commemorate Newman

Irish Jesuits played their part in the beatification Mass of Cardinal Newman  Sunday 19 September. The Jesuit novitiate’s response to the papal visit started “with eleven novices standing in a rainy field at 1.00am on the Sunday morning”.  They were among a group of 850 volunteer stewards for the ceremony and included Niall Leahy, Joseph Keegan,  Ronan McCoy and Gavin Murphy ...

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Soul-friends

On 18 September the large theatre in Gonzaga College was over 90% full for the Anamcharadas seminar: Living Faith in the 21st century. Michael Paul Gallagher SJ presented ‘Where are we now? What hope for faith?’ Language does no justice to this brilliant PowerPoint session: Michael Paul used images and imagination in a search for media to convey the reality ...

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A different type of leader

The first module of the Arrupe Leadership Programme took place in the Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf on 24 -25 September. Thirteen participants from all walks of life meet to explore, over the next six months, a different type of leadership formation, based on the insights and tradition of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. Course organisers Paddy Carberry SJ and Mike Drennan ...

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Limerick Sixes success

Limerick’s first intercultural soccer festival, The Limerick Sixes Soccer World Cup 2010, has been hailed as “a huge success” by organizers, who hope now to make it an annual event. The tournament took place in glorious sunshine last Saturday, 25 September, at Crescent Comprehensive School. Hundreds of soccer players from across Limerick participated, and the soccer games took place to ...

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JESUITICA: An eye on the heavens

In 1841 there were only two places in USA for the study of stars and planets. James Curley SJ, born in Roscommon 45 years earlier, decided to build an observatory in Georgetown University where he taught. The Procurator thought it an absolute folly. The Provincial quoted financial  problems. James came from a family of mill-builders in Athleague, and though known ...

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