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Forthcoming events

Tuesday 22 February: Public Lecture entitled “Church and Faith” speaker Fr. Gerry O’Hanlon SJ. Will be held in St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, at 8pm.  For details visit www.gardinerstparish.ie Wednesday 2 March: Manresa, ‘Movies that Matter’, Series 3 – ‘The inner Journey’ continues fortnightly in Manresa until 30 March. Further information from 01 8331352 or visit their ...

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To speak or not to speak?

The King’s Speech, a film about how an unorthodox Australian speech therapist helps the British King George VI overcome his serious stammering problem, has been widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. It won seven BAFTAs and seven Golden Globe awards including best actor which went to Colin Firth, for his outstanding portrayal of a man agonised by his inability ...

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Peter Hannan’s website

Peter Hannan has created his own website: http://www.peterhannan.ie. The 76-year-old Jesuit, now based in Manresa, has gone online  to communicate his central message: the passionate desire of the three persons of the Trinity to reveal themselves to each of us. Peter has unfolded this vision in his eight books, and his website  is closely linked with the books. As well as including ...

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Stamp for a polymath

It is just 300 years since Joseph Boscovich Bettera was born in what is now Croatia, and his native land is naming 2011 “National Boscovich Year”, and featuring its Jesuit polymath on a stamp. Wikipedia calls him a theologian, physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, Jesuit.  AMDG Express would  add architect – he suggested a way of strengthening the cracked ...

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Vote for justice

With the General Election in full swing, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice has called on whoever gets into government to give priority to those who are suffering most in these difficult times. The Centre sees a real opportunity for both people and politicians  to ensure that the common good be the guiding principle for the  measures decided upon  to tackle our many ...

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JESUITICA: Rebel stock

A curious bond links the first scholastic of the restored Irish Mission with the oldest Jesuit in our Chinese mission: both lost their fathers to execution by the British. Bartholomew Esmonde returned from his studies in Sicily in 1814 to join the staff of the new college of Clongowes. Some ten years earlier his father, Dr John Esmonde of Sallins, ...

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Short notices

West met East in Beijing: A Jesuit brother painted the first portrait you encounter in a brilliant exhibition of Chinese art (The Emperor’s private paradise, currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). It depicts the Emperor Qianlong on horseback reviewing his troops – his military campaigns increased the size of China by one third. The artist was ...

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Belvedere boy a winner

Belvedere college student Nathan O’Shea (pictured here with headmaster Gerard Foley) was chosen as one of the top twenty Youth Volunteers in the Pramerica Spirit of Community awards by a judging panel led by Nobel Laureate, John Hume. The winners, from all corners of Ireland, each received €500 and an engraved medallion and will be honoured at a gala dinner ...

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Volunteers stepping up

Over 60 young adult volunteers gathered recently for the  first step on their collective journey towards serving communities in Jamaica and South Africa this summer. Selected from a long list of applicants, they were invited to reflect on the challenge and get in touch with their motivations for the trip. In keeping with Ignatian spirituality, each one was given a ...

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Noel and GMH

For Jesuits who depend in many ways on the administrative abilities of Fr Socius (Provincial’s secretary), it is consoling to know that our efficient Noel Barber has a poetically different side to him. He has just been chosen for the Gerard Manley Hopkins Award 2011 by the eponymous Society: a recognition of his huge contributions to the Society. Some were administrative ...

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