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Forthcoming events

Tuesday 5 April: Lenten Prayer Evening, facilitated prayer in the  Ignatian tradition will be held in Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Tel: 8331352 or www.manresa.ie Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 April: Conference entitled “Broken Faith, Re-visioning the Church in Ireland” will be held in Milltown Institute. For further information contact Dr. Patrick Claffey. Tel: ...

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Colwell challenges Galway

Mary Colwell, a Bristol-born producer of TV shows, spent a day in Galway last month talking to students and staff of Coláiste Iognáid and the general public on an ecological theme: The Environment, Faith & our Children’s Future. Her presentations, her enthusiasm, her questions and gentle challenges left listeners with two conclusions. First, it is a matter of each one doing ...

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Short Notices

Heart of a Jesuit, the Irish Jesuit Vocations website, has a new poster, a section of which is pictured here, devised by Graphics Artist Aine Kierans and Jesuit novice Niall Leahy. For copies, contact vocationpromoter@jesuit.ie. Irish Jesuit and author Michael Paul Gallagher is among a group of six Jesuits, of differing nationalities and disciplines, appointed by Father General, Adolfo Nicolás ...

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A pastor in the Greg

Irish Jesuit Gerry Whelan, who teaches pastoral theology and fundamental theology in the Gregorian University, Rome, is coordinating a series of public lectures for the centenary of Mother Teresa’s birth, focussing on the effects of her “dark night of the soul”. Mother Teresa came to accept this as a grace of experiencing solidarity with poor people’s sense of abandonment, and ...

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Lent as desert

A flute playing, Irish speaking, Church of Ireland minister from the Protestant heartland of East Belfast is the interviewee on Lenten Voices for the fourth week of Lent. Rev Gary Hastings is rector of St Nicholas’ Church in Galway, where he lives with his wife, a Catholic, and two grown-up children. As well as working closely with the neighbouring Augustinian ...

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Rwanda: light and dark

Gerry Clarke SJ faces problems of  darkness at Gihembe refugee camp, where there is no electricity supply and therefore no possibility of doing homework after six in the evening. But a friendly agency has donated ‘headlamps’ to the Jesuit Refugee Service and the children can continue their work.  The lamps are rechargeable and as thirty children study away at their desks in the ...

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Plato in Ballymun

J.U.S.T., the Jesuit University Support and Training Project in Ballymun, run cultural programmes in addition to their work with undergraduates.   Director Kevin O’Higgins SJ launched a course of Philosophy for Beginners, hoping that he might interest a dozen students.  In the event 25 people attended the first session, and with a whetted appetite have continued to explore Plato’s “Republic” over the last two weeks.  They ...

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The leader within

Fifteen people completed the first Arrupe Leadership Progamme in Ireland, having spent six weekends over six months, examining leadership from a faith-based and Ignatian perspective. The course which took place in Manresa Jesuit Centre for Spirituality from Sept ‘1o to March ’11, was directed by Paddy Carberry SJ and Mike Drennan SJ. Their input, along with selected films and documentaries, ...

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What makes a school Jesuit?

Australian Jesuit Richard Leonard was back in Ireland in late March to give three workshops. On Friday 25 March, he led teachers from the Jesuit colleges in exploring what it is that makes a school Jesuit. He spent the following day with members of the Boards of Management from the Le Chéile Schools Trust, working on the question ‘what makes ...

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A question of faith

‘What does it mean to be a person of faith?’ was the question explored by well known Christian author Margaret Silf, in a talk attended by over three hundred people in Gardiner St Church, Friday 25 March. Silf’s books have the strong Ignatian theme of finding God in everyday life and she has  studied spiritual companionship with the Jesuits in ...

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