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JRS Ireland 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, on 14 November 1980, Fr. Pedro Arrupe founded the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in response to the plight of the Boat People fleeing Vietnam. Since then the number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide has increased from 16 to 45 million. The JRS is now working with over half a million refugees in 51 countries. To mark the 30th anniversary here, JRS ...

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Forthcoming events

9 November: Manresa Dollymount at 8pm. ‘Wake up to life’ De Mello prayer exercise a series of 3 evenings, 9,16 and 23 November will be conducted by John Callanan SJ. To book please contact Manresa 01 8331352 9 November: Book launch of ‘Sources of Transformation: Revitalising Christian Spirituality’. Includes three Irish contributors: Michael O’Sullivan SJ, Una Agnew and Bernadette Flanagan. ...

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Papal reputations examined

An entertaining and informative time was had by all in the Milltown Institute on Monday 1 November, for the launch of The Papacy since 1500, edited by Jim Corkery SJ and Thomas Worcester SJ (pictured here – see more photos here). The book was launched by Jesuit historian Fergus O’Donoghue, who noted the incisiveness and relevance of the various essays. He welcomed particularly the ...

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President’s fond farewell

At the Conferring ceremony of the Milltown Institute  on 20 October, when they called for the address by the Valedictorian, what stepped up to the podium was not your typically bright and nervous student facing a big public audience for the first time, but rather the best known figure in the country, and one of its most engaging talkers, President Mary ...

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Bridge-builder

Irish Jesuit Tom Casey, professor of philosophy at the Gregorian University, is also Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Jewish Studies in Rome. The latest issue of the Centre’s Newsletter (published in Italian and English) gives a sense of Tom’s work on the links between Catholic and Jewish culture and faith.  He hosts a couple from USA, Peggy Hassett ...

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Induction in Kilkee

These happy faces on the beach in Kilkee, Co. Clare, belong to new teachers in Crescent College Comprehensive who are being inducted into its ethos by a two-day period of reflective practice, in company with the Headmaster, Nicky Cuddihy, and the school’s Director of Ethos, Dermot Cowhey. They coped with what is called the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm and its twin ...

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Pioneers on the run

There were three runners representing the Pioneers in the Dublin City Marathon – the first such entry by the Association. Its CEO, Padraig Brady (pictured here in his running gear), led the team. Derry-based Harry McNulty, a  Pioneer Diocesan Treasurer  is a runner with 43 marathons under his belt. The third man was Paul O’Hare from Belfast, who has previously ...

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Short Notices

Fr Gerard Clarke SJ, National Director of JRS Rwanda, sends word about an online retreat, starting 1 November, offered by Jesuit Refugee Service USA, to give viewers another way to be in solidarity with the millions of refugees and displaced persons worldwide. Follow this link: http://www.jrsusa.org/Retreat. Mungret graduate John Noonan has been appointed bishop of Orlando, Florida at the age ...

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Sentimental journey

What started as a good one-off idea – let’s visit the old noviciate in Emo – has become an annual fixture, thanks to John Adams’ logistical skills and Conor Harper’s affection for the place and its late owner, Cholmeley Harrison (who, like the Jesuits, spent just over 39 years there). On 4 November a dozen staff from the Office of ...

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JESUITICA: The price of a Jesuit

Three hundred years ago, with Penal Laws at their stiffest in Ireland, the bishop of Kerry recorded the scale of rewards for priest-hunters. It was: £30 for a simple priest; £40 for a Vicar-General; £50 for a bishop; and £50 for a Jesuit. This inflated price reflected the Protestant ascendancy’s exaggerated fear of Jesuits, because of the Society’s  international network. ...

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