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Forthcoming events

Tuesday 10, 17, 24, 31 May, 7 June: Easter Prayer Evenings. Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount Dublin 3 at 7.30pm. Further information Tel: 8331352 or email manresa@jesuit.ie Wednesday 11 May: Launch of To grow in love by Brian Grogan SJ. The Theatre, Jesuit Conference Centre, Milltown Park, Sandford Rd, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, at 6pm. For further ...

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Women and oxen

Richard O’Dwyer SJ, who in an earlier existence was a chartered quantity surveyor, has learned a lot since he was posted to East Africa Jesuit Refugee Service three years ago. No man tells a story better. His work has taken him to Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda as well as Southern Sudan where he is now based. He  clearly brings out the best in ...

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Heart-knowledge

Donal Buggy was one of 25 parents and teachers who signed up for “A retreat in Belvedere, with daily half-hour meetings with a spiritual director for one week during Lent”. As the day approached, he admitted to frantic thoughts of abandoning the idea, hiding behind spurious work-related excuses; but the first meeting allayed his anxieties.  Over the week he came ...

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From Tyrol to Cave Hill

The Jesuits in Wimbledon College taught the boys to head their exercises with AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), and to end with LDS (Laus Deo Semper). It was touching to see that good habit persisting in the despatch of Michael Fisher, a well-known journalist working in N.Ireland, a graduate of both Wimbledon College and Dublin’s Gonzaga. He was reporting on ...

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Jesuitica: Metanoia of a monster

In 1947 Nazi Rudolf Hoess, former commandant of Auschwitz Concentration camp (not to be confused with Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s Deputy Führer) was in solitary confinement in Krakow, awaiting execution for his war crimes. When he heard the bells of the local Carmel, he was reminded of the faith he had embraced as a child but had long since rejected. He ...

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New Dail, new dawn?

Plonk in the middle of a debate between Irish economists (Prophets of Doom v The Rest), the April Working Notes, from the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (New Dáil, New Dawn?), adds an ethical voice. Ray and Maurice Kinsella pinpoint the absence of any sense of the common good from the corporate capitalism of our bankers. If we are ...

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Studies on the Web

Sean Lemass, a Taoiseach not given to flattery, took Studies seriously: “It has provided articles forming the basis of discussion which has sometimes determined the future of our country. A review of the importance and status of Studies…is important to the development of the nation”. Published quarterly by the Irish Jesuits, Studies is entering its hundredth year of publication – ...

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Getting serious about communications

“Do the Jesuits really mean it when they advocate embracing a culture of digital communications?” was the dominant question for 30 Jesuits and colleagues, at the European Webmasters Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 5-8 May. Participants from Australia, North America and Europe, including Joe Greenan (HR), Piaras Jackson SJ (Sacred Space) and Pat Coyle (Jesuit Communication Centre) from Ireland, were challenged ...

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JRS: running and hunting

When you run a marathon to support a good cause, the hardest bit is often begging your friends for sponsorship. So the Jesuit Refugee Service took over the sponsor’s role for the seven asylum-seekers who took part in the Great Limerick Run, and completed  10 k, one of them in the top 50 out of 6,600 runners. This competitive and ...

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Short notices

Over 200 guests gathered in Clongowes on May Day to celebrate a remarkable season for the school’s rugby teams. They retained both the Leinster schools senior cup and senior seconds cup, both of which they won last year. It was an evening of thanks and congratulations, for both the players and all who supported them, especially their parents. Readers of ...

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