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Forthcoming events

12 and 19 October at Manresa: Gerry O’Hanlon SJ will give three talks on A Renewed Vision for the Church. From 8.00pm to 9.30pm. Wednesdays of October: 8 pm, Gardiner Street Church:Brendan Comerford SJ will give a  four-week course  on ‘Teachers of Prayer – the Mystics’ 14 October: Haddington Road Church, 8pm – lecture sponsored by Patrick Claffey, Milltown Institute: ...

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Returning changed

This summer, over 70 young adults volunteered to work in Africa and Jamaica with Magis Ireland – Jesuit Centre for Young Adults. They worked on various justice projects including building for and working with children, many from disadvantaged backgrounds. For some of the children it was their first time ever to engage with ‘white’ young European adults. And for the young people from Ireland it ...

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A Belvederian might-have-been

In November 1977, Father Tom Lane, the Vincentian President of All Hallows College in Drumcondra, told the then Rector of Belvedere, Paul Andrews, that he wanted to dispose of some All Hallows land, which stretched up Grace Park Road to Griffith Avenue. Would Belvedere be interested in buying some for playing fields? Noel Barber, then headmaster of Belvedere, and Paul ...

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Moving on

The Jesuit Communication Centre moved on Wednesday 1 October from its previous location in Leeson St to a warm welcome in the Irish Jesuit Provincialate, Milltown Park, Sandford Rd, Dublin 6. The team is now housed in rooms of the former Jesuit community, refurbished to a very high standard thanks to the acute overseeing of Tom Phelan SJ. “Now that we are well settled in, ...

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Going forward, looking back

A large group gathered in the Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality, Clontarf, on Tuesday 5 October, for the first of three ‘conversations’ on “A Renewed Vision for the Church”. Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon opened the discussion by tracing the history of the Christian community’s understanding of itself as ‘Church’ from its origins and up to Vatican two. He outlined the development of Papal ...

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Short notices

The BBC has confirmed the transmission dates of The Big Silence, a three-part series made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC2, much of which was filmed at St Beuno’s Retreat Centre in Wales (pictured here). The programmes will air on Friday 22 and 29 October and 5 November at 7.00pm. The British Jesuits have also published a 44-page booklet to ...

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The joy of mission

October is Mission Month, and this year Mission Sunday falls on 24 October. The theme is ‘Together in Mission’ and across the world Christians will gather to remember and pray for the work of their Missionaries with the poor, the hungry, and the displaced in countries far from home. In his special message for Mission Sunday Pope Benedict XVI says, ” I would ...

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Serve, study, pray

“Once you start praying you’ll never be bored again!” That’s what Irish Jesuit novice Niall Leahy told Sharon DiCecco in a wide-ranging interview on the Toronto-based religious radio station ‘Radio Maria’, on Thursday 7 October. Speaking by phone from the novitiate in Birmingham, he told the story of his vocation, “which my mother says was evident when I was 15 ...

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JESUITICA: Earth-shakers

In the days when Rathfarnham Castle was still a residence for Jesuit university students, there was a seismograph (pictured here) housed in a small building off the drive. It was the creation of Fr William O’Leary, a Jesuit scientist with an avid interest in pendulums,  who had already constructed a seismograph in Mungret  in 1909. He had to keep air currents and ...

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Calvin and Loyola

Two Irish Jesuits, Tom Layden and Laurence Murphy, took leading roles in a historic conference in Maynooth last weekend. It was historic because it brought together, in the national Catholic seminary, roughly equal numbers of Catholic and Presbyterian scholars and listeners to think about: “Living in union with Christ in today’s world: the contribution of John Calvin and Ignatius Loyola”. ...

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