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Forthcoming events

Thursday 26 May, Thursday 2, 9 June: ‘Insight from the Mystics’ series of talks by Brendan Comerford SJ. Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount Dublin 3 at 8pm. Further information Tel: 8331352 or email manresa@jesuit.ie Thursday 26 May: Living and Learning series “Faith in relationships” ? Magis Ireland, Jesuit Youth adult ministry, 20 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin ...

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Belvedere mourns Garret FitzGerald

As the entire country mourned the death of Garret FitzGerald, all those associated with Belvedere College felt a special sense of loss at his passing. One of the College’s most distinguished past pupils, his classmates in the early forties included two future Archbishops of Dublin, Dr. Dermot Ryan and Cardinal Desmond Connell. He was a brilliant student and had already ...

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Short notices

Conall O’Cuinn, Rector of Milltown Park, is half-way through a 700 km cycle from Mizen to Malin Head to raise funds for the Training of Guide Dogs for Blind People. He will be on the road for 7 days, along with his sister and brother (pictured here with him) and about 70 other cyclists. You can view his donations page here. Shining ...

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Crescent: good excuse for a party

Crescent College Comprehensive has won the Munster Schools Junior Rugby Cup for the second year running. It clinched the title  in a thrilling win over Ard Scoil Ris 22-3, all the scores coming in the second half. Fifty years earlier to the very day, on 23rd of March 1961, Crescent had achieved a similar result when winning the same piece ...

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Garret FitzGerald: the Jesuit dimension

The death and obsequies of Garret FitzGerald dominated public attention at the weekend, when the country was united in affectionate admiration for our senior statesman. The former Taoiseach had many strong ties to the Jesuits. He was educated in Belvedere and he had his sons educated in Gonzaga, where he worked closely with the school and became a valued friend ...

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Crescent en el Camino

Twelve Leaving Certificate students in Crescent College are gearing themselves for a further challenge when the exams are over: they will walk the pilgrim path to Compostella, some starting 800 km away in the south of France, others joining them from different locations along the way, following an 11-year-old Crescent tradition. Some of them were inspired for this pilgrimage by ...

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JESUITICA: C’est moi

When the French Jesuits brought the Gospel to Canada, their stories were relayed back to Europe in reports called the Jesuit Relations. In 1642 the brethren in France read of the capture, torture and enslavement  of Isaac Jogues by the Mohawk Iroquois. They did not know that friendly Dutch Calvinists from Manhatten  had persuaded Jogues to escape, and transported him ...

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‘Catholic Church needs National Assembly’

“The Irish Catholic Church urgently needs a National Assembly in order to address the deep crisis in which it is embroiled. And since the crisis has implications for the Church world-wide, there will also be the need for a Third Vatican Council”. So argues Jesuit theologian Gerry O’Hanlon in his latest book, A New Vision for the Catholic Church: A ...

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The Messenger goes digital

When the Messenger Office published Brian Grogan’s book To grow in love this month, they were moving into new territory: in addition to the printed version, it was a digital publication, an e-book, meaning that it could be downloaded and read on an iPad, Sony e-Reader or Kindle. The Messenger Office is the first religious publisher in Ireland to move towards a simultaneous publication of ...

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A happy Saturday

On 21 May the Saturday papers made you feel good for once, looking back on the happy visit of Queen Elizabeth – who shook hands with one Jesuit, Peter Sexton, senior chaplain in Trinity College. That Saturday evening was brightened by a memorable game of rugby. Five Jesuit alumni played in the Leinster team which won the final of the Heineken Cup: ...

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