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Living with dignity

A seminar to mark ‘Social Inclusion Week, Living with Dignity’, jointly organised by Limerick City Council, Limerick County Council and Limerick Integration Working Group, took place in Adare, Co Limerick on 18 October. The aim was to explore responses to social inclusion issues facing communities in Limerick. According to one of the event organisers, Eugene Quinn (JRS Ireland), Joint Chair ...

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The story of Wambui

As a sequel to John Guiney’s recollections last issue, we publish here another narrative to mark October’s status of Mission Month. It is a story about a mission to vulnerable women and children in a Nairobi slum in St. Joseph the Worker Jesuit Parish-Kangemi. An estimated one billion people now live in slums on the fringes of cities in many ...

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Short Notices

Fr Provincial Tom Layden is back from a meeting in Bad Schönbrunn, Switzerland, of European Provincials planning matters of common concern. The principal event was the handing over of the baton, of President of the Conference of European Provincials, from Mark Rotsaert to our own John Dardis, who is settling down in exile. Magis Ireland are running a ‘Discover Programme’ from November 2010 ...

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Forthcoming events

1 November: Historian Fergus O’Donoghue SJ launches The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor, a collection of original essays edited by Jim Corkery SJ and Tom Worcester SJ, at 5pm in Milltown Institute, Dublin 6 2-11 November: An 8-day directed retreat at Manresa, Dollymount, Dublin 3; for further information, call 01-8331352 or email manresa@jesuit.ie 3 November: ‘Movies ...

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Introducing Ricci to schools

The Jesuit Communications Centre has published an education pack for Junior cycle religion and history students, as the final part of the commemoration celebrations of Matteo Ricci SJ. 2010 is the 400th anniversary of the death of the extraordinary Jesuit missionary to China. John McHugh, a teacher, has written and compiled the pack, bringing alive the memory of Ricci for a new ...

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Charting recovery

How good it would be if economic recovery in Ireland were to be balanced, sustainable and just. The current issue of Working Notes, published by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, is entitled What Direction for Recovery?, and it explores what would be required to ensure this. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ examines practical proposals for how to generate an economy ...

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Magis ecumenical event

An ecumenical weekend of 25 young people from eight Christian denominations gave new energy to MAGiS Ireland, which took an active part in the discussions and activities. Facilitators from the Irish School of Ecumenics led them  into a better understanding of ecumenical approaches. The effect? “It helped me to articulate my faith and understand others, made me want to learn ...

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Perspectives on the papacy

The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor is a collection of original essays edited by Jim Corkery SJ and Tom Worcester SJ, which will be launched by historian Fergus O’Donoghue SJ on 1 November at 5pm in the Milltown Institute, Dublin 6. The history and evolution of the papacy is examined from various perspectives, with essays on ...

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Volunteer for J.U.S.T.

When J.U.S.T. participated recently in DCU’s Volunteer Expo, the presence of some of its recent graduates  generated a lot of interest. J.U.S.T. is building a database of graduates and lecturers – from both DCU and other colleges – who can be called upon to offer tutorial assistance in particular subject areas. The Merrion Square Centre of Notre Dame University has helped ...

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‘Forgotten Archbishop’ remembered

“A long overdue book, putting on record the life of a self-effacing man who had great concern for the poorest of the poor in a city where abject poverty abounded.” So Professor Dermot Keogh of UCC described Todd Morrissey SJ’s latest book, Edward J. Byrne, 1872-1941: The Forgotten Archbishop of Dublin (Columba Press), at the launch in Clonliffe College. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ...

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