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Oldest-ever Irish Jesuit goes to God

Yesterday, 7 March, Fr Proinsias Ó Fionnagáin died peacefully in his room in Gardiner Street. Last month he had been touched and delighted to receive a message from President McAleese, congratulating him on his 102nd birthday. He was the first and only Irish Jesuit to reach 100, and up to recently he thought nothing of walking across the city from Drumcondra ...

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Burying Seamie

There was something astonishing about the obsequies of Fr Seamus Ward, whose death was reported in the last AMDG Express. Within the Irish Province he had a low profile, partly because of his wretched health. He had taught in Bolton Street DIT, and served the Jesuit Refugee Service in Africa. Fr Tom Layden wrote of his “pioneering spirit, inquiring mind and ...

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JESUITICA: Auschwitz – “the best noviciate”

Adam Kozłowiecki, the mild-looking old Jesuit in the photograph, was born 100 years ago and died in 2007 after an extraordinary life. He came of tough and noble stock. His father, a Polish Count, was so opposed to Adam entering the Jesuits, that he gave fifteen thousand hectares of his land to an Educational Trust on the condition that it be ...

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Good buzz in Loyola

In mid-February, the Jesuit European Committee for Secondary Education (JECSE) held a conference in Loyola, Spain, for some 112 schoolmen from all over Europe (eleven of them from Ireland), specifically with a view to digesting the fruits of the 35th General Congregation. In this first get-together of pastoral coordinators and chaplains, the presence of a large number of Jesuits had a ...

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Lenten voices

The Province delegate for Ecumenism, Brian O’Leary SJ, and the JCC are producing a series of podcasts/radio interviews for Lent in which speakers from various denominations will explore their chosen Lenten and Ecumenical themes. Methodist Chaplain Gillian Kingston will outline John Wesley’s perspective on ‘social holiness’ and Presbyterian Minister  Katherine Meyer will explain why traditionally in Ireland Lent was not ...

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Bishops galore

Peter Sexton, the Jesuit chaplain in Trinity, found himself in chummy, informal chats with Canterbury, York, Wales and South Africa, when the ecumenical chaplaincy (two Catholic chaplains, one Anglican, one Methodist) welcomed the Anglican Primates, who were holding their biennial meeting in TCD.  The chaplains introduced themselves to the bishops, and celebrated Evensong with them, followed by a sherry reception. The presence ...

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Jes goes to the dogs to raise €2,000,000

Coláiste Iognáid’s new building is well underway, and will provide much needed educational, administrative and sporting facilities for the 650 students. To raise the €2,000,000 still needeed, the college  is holding a number of events including a ‘Jes Night at The Dogs’ at the Greyhound Stadium on Friday April 9th.  Pictured here is a group of Transition year with their new Principal, ...

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Entrepreneurs have ‘Trust’

Dermot McKenna SJ and John K. Guiney SJ were among over 100 guests at the annual Bolton Trust Awards ceremony (in conjunction with Hothouse and PcW)  in the Price Waterhouse Cooper building, Docklands, Dublin on Thursday 3 March. The Bolton Trust is an independent, voluntary body, set up in the recessionary eighties to help budding entrepreneurs create new business enterprises in ...

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How many loaves…..?

‘How Many Loaves Have You?’ This was the theme of  Women’s World Day of Prayer, Friday 4 March. At the service that day in Greenisland, Belfast, Pat Coyle (2nd from left in photo) of the Jesuit Communication Centre was the invited speaker. The Day of Prayer was celebrated in Churches not only throughout Ireland but in over 120 countries worldwide, ...

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Forthcoming events

Friday 4 – Saturday 12 March: Novena of Grace in honour of St. Francis Xavier will be held in Gardiner Street Church. For further information visit www.gardinerstparish.ie Tuesday 8 March – Monday 19 April: Lenten Prayer Evenings will be held in Manresa starting this Tuesday at 7.30pm to 9pm and each Tuesday for seven weeks.  These evenings will be led ...

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