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Forthcoming events

23 November: A series of 3 Tuesday evenings in November, starting 9th, which will be conducted by Fr. John Callanan SJ will be based on some of the basic principles for wholesome living of Fr Anthony de Mello SJ, using guided meditations and fantasy exercises. For further information on this, visit www.manresa.ie. To book a place contact Manresa: Tel – ...

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Short notices

Sunday 5 December at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral: Fr Peter McVerry will be the Guest Speaker at a Christmas Carol Concert  in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust, hosted by Pat Kenny and featuring the Dublin Gospel Choir, Tallaght Choral Society, RTÉ Cór na nÓg, Nikki Kavanagh and Appassionata String Quartet. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has developed a ...

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Ireland a model for Europe

John Dardis SJ, President of the Conference of European Jesuit Provincials, launched a report on vulnerable asylum-seekers and the detention process. The event marked the 30th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service, and Fr Dardis welcomed the fact that the report, which compares 23 member states,  highlighted Ireland as a model of good practice in certain areas such as prohibiting ...

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Richard in Sudan: politics and oxen

A couple of messages from Richard O’Dwyer in Lobote, Southern Sudan, show the range of his concerns, including the  political: “People here are more tense than usual with the upcoming referendum on 9th January 2011, to decide the future of Sudan.  Please God, it will be allowed to take place freely and fairly so that people can decide their future in accordance ...

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Black and white in Ballymun

Eoghan Keogh teaches religion to the Sixth Year in Belvedere.  As he explained “a faith that does justice”, he looked for aspects of Dublin that bring a sense of injustice. Following a newspaper report on the regeneration project in Dolphin House, Ballymun, he discussed the possible effects on the residents of a slowdown or cancellation of the project. He told of ...

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Gordon’s 50th cap

Clongowes Wood College old boy Gordon D’Arcy has won his 50th cap for Ireland. He has played (at full back, wing and centre back) on Lions’ tours to New Zealand and South Africa, and regularly on the Leinster team. He was an outstanding player at school,  representing both the Leinster schools and the Ireland schools teams. He was on the Clongowes  ...

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Steps to spiritual sanity

Dr Richard Leonard is a 47-year-old Australian Jesuit and Director of the Australian Catholic Film and Broadcasting Office. His new book, Where the Hell is God? debunks many myths about the role of God in human suffering. After an interview on RTE’s John Murray Show, hundreds of people turned up to hear him at the book launch in Manresa, and packed ...

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JESUITICA: Tennis, music and martyrdom

What Jesuits call the Catalogus is published round this time every year, giving the name and ministry of every Jesuit in the Province.  Three hundred years ago that would have been complicated, because, under the reign of terror that followed the Titus Oates plot, many Jesuits needed alibis. Moreover their main ministry, celebrating Mass and the sacraments, was deemed an ...

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Belvedere’s Chinese connection

Gerry Foley, Headmaster of Belvedere College, was one of sixteen school principals who travelled to China recently for a seven-day visit to Beijing and Shanghai. It was the first formal delegation of Irish secondary school principals to visit the People’s Republic of China, and was organized by the UCD Confucius Institute of Ireland and co-hosted by the Great Wall Chinese ...

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Yeats and Fr Browne

Much praise was heaped on Eddie O’Donnell SJ at the launch of The Father Browne Yeats, the latest in a long list of books of Fr Browne photos which Fr O’Donnell has produced. An Irish Jesuit (1880-1960), Fr Frank Browne left behind a massive corpus of photographs which document all aspects of Irish life in the first half of the ...

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