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Forthcoming events

26 January: Free event entitled ‘A Place our of Dreams – A Dream out of Place’; Axis: Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9. Colm Brophy SJ, currently working with JUST Ballymun, will lead a session on ‘The Dreamer as artist’. This event is free, but places are strictly limited. For information, call Niamh Fitzpatrick at 01 8832123 or email naimh.fitzpatrick@axisballymun.ie 28-30 ...

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Why care?

Labour’s Eamon Gilmore was due to be the launcher, but at the last minute the drama in Leinster House pulled him away. So it was the Crescent Transition Year students themselves who on 20th January launched Why Care? a web-based resource (www.whycare.ie) produced by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Eoin Carroll, Advocacy Officer with the JCFJ, summarised the ...

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‘Skippy Dies’ author visits Clongowes

Paul Murray (front, 2nd from left in photo), author of the highly-acclaimed novel Skippy Dies, visited Clongowes Wood College on Wednesday 19 January and spoke to a group of students and staff about the writing process. In the opening chapter of Murray’s novel, ‘Skippy’, a student at a Catholic boys’ boarding school, dies during a doughnut-eating contest. The rest of ...

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JRS spreads Christmas cheer

JRS Ireland Dublin office ran a successful Toy Appeal, receiving toys for more than one hundred asylum-seeking and refugee children. The organiser of the appeal was Audrey Hogan of MAGIS Ireland, and its success ensured a memorable Christmas party in Clondalkin Towers on 20th December. All 80 of the children who attended received a Christmas gift from Santa Claus. A ...

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Exploring culture and communication

Irish Jesuit Fergus O’Donoghue, Editor of Studies, was one of the guest speakers when thirty-seven Jesuits in Formation gathered for a residential weekend to consider media and communications. The event was held in the Emmaus Retreat Centre in Kent from 14-16 January, and the men came from two dozen provinces, including Ireland. Among the topics they discussed were the various ...

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A new year and a new nation is born

After a break in Ireland, Richard O’Dwyer SJ was back in Lobone, Southern Sudan, in good time for the crucial referendum about the country’s future. The development goes far beyond a political adjustment. It involves coming to terms with a terrible past, a civil war that cost millions of deaths. This week, in his first public address since the superbly ...

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Wintry consolation in Athlone

When a meeting trebles its expected size, something is happening. So it was at the recent gathering of the Association of Catholic Priests in Athlone. Twenty were expected, but sixty showed up, anxious to play their part in the renewal of the Church called for by the pope and Cardinal Brady. Priests came from most dioceses and from a number ...

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Short Notices

Cherryfield hosted a 90th birthday party for Brother Joe Cleary. His sisters Maura and Sally came up from the family home in Sandymount to enjoy the cake, the music provided by two Gonzaga boys, and the sense of affection and gratitude to Joe for the extraordinary constancy and good spirits with which he has served the Lord and cheered up ...

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Moyross walks tall

The people of Moyross, Limerick, who celebrated the RTE Radio Mass for the last two Sundays, have been buoyed up by the many messages received from people around Ireland, England and even as far away as Spain, who found the liturgy uplifting.  The young man who read one bidding prayer had been shot in the head less than a year ...

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Young Scientists make an impact

Of the seven Young Scientists from Jesuit schools who showed projects at the RDS this month, two were awarded first prizes in their sections. Gonzaga’s Rory D. Hughes (pictured here in his helmet) won first Prize in the Junior Technology Section for the second year running. In designing a sensor-controlled cycle helmet he employed both electronics and programming. This project also earned ...

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