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Belvedere in song

There are two school successes to report this week. The Colaiste Iognaid basketball team, coached by Adrian O’Neill, and captained by Sophie Coll, won the West Region First Year Girls trophy, beating St. Louis, Kiltimagh, 31-18 in the final. In the ESB Feis Ceoil 2011, Belvedere College Choirs made history by winning three competitions – the first ever Feis Ceoil win by Belvedere choirs. ...

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Resurrection and renewal

Lutheran Pastor Corinna Diestelkamp and Godfrey O’Donnell (pictured here), a priest in the Romanian Orthodox Church, are the final interviewees in the series Lenten Voices, a joint venture between the Jeusit Communication Centre and Brian O’Leary SJ, Province delegate for Ecumenism. Podcast interviews on a lenten theme, with representatives of the Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic churches, ...

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Prayer at Easter

Two new books from Irish Jesuits make for interesting Easter reflection.  Columba press have just published Praying at Easter by Donal Neary SJ, parish priest of Gardiner St Church. Accompanying  the daily gospel readings of the Easter Season, is a reflection and prayer by the author, who looks at the implications of the message and love of the risen Lord ...

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Ecumenist and friend to many

Many tributes have been paid to Fr Michael Hurley SJ, who died on Friday 15 April at the age of 87. Hundreds attended his requiem mass in Gardiner St. on Tuesday 19 April. Considered by many to be ‘the father of Irish ecumenism’, he was co-founder of the Irish School of Ecumenics in 1970 and remained Director there for ten ...

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Broken Faith – breaking ground?

Up to 200 people attended the Broken Faith? Re-visioning the Church in Ireland conference in the Milltown Institute, 9 to 12 April. Guest speakers included counsellor and abuse survivor Bernadette Fahy, who spoke movingly of how her faith was indeed broken, and psychologist Marie Keenan, who outlined the particular pathology of the clerical abuser. Historian Daire Keogh posited that after ...

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Fr Frank O’Neill, R.I.P.

Fr Frank O’Neill, who died on 6 April, grew up on a farm in Allihies, West Cork, in peaceful days when living was simple and you knew your neighbours. After school in Mungret he entered the Jesuits and volunteered for the Zambia  mission. He loved the Tonga people – the gentlest he had ever met, he said; and he attained real fluency ...

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JESUITICA: A town called Lockington

Some 200 km north of Melbourne, Australia, is a town called Lockington, one of the few towns called after a Jesuit, Will Lockington (1871-1948). He was a tough West Coast New Zealander whose  wide reading and retentive memory, talent for music and passion for physical exercise (he was a well-known racing cyclist)  made him a highly esteemed schoolmaster – he ...

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Short Notices

Eleven alumni of Jesuit schools featured in this year’s Colours match between Dublin University and UCD. Clongowes and Gonzaga each fielded four, Belvedere two and Colaiste Iognaid one.   UCD, unbeaten all year, were determined to finish the season with that record intact, but at the final whistle it was Trinity who were celebrating a 31-22 victory, with all the Jesuit boys giving a ...

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Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 19 April: Lenten Prayer Evening, Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, at 7.30pm. Further information, Tel: 8331352 or www.manresa.ie Tuesday 19 April: Service of Reconciliation at 7.30pm in St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street. For information on Holy Week mass times visit www.gardinerstparish.ie Thursday 28 April: Living and Learning series talk. Magis Ireland, 20 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. For ...

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