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Forthcoming Events

Thursday 9 June: Insight from the Mystics Series, Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality Tel: 01 833352 Saturday 11 June: Province Assembly Gonzaga College 9.30am Thursday 23, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30  June: Lectures and retreat by Brother Martin O.S.B. from India in Jesuit Conference Centre, Milltown Park, Dublin 6 at 7pm.  Information from Justin Carty dustbin26@hotmail.co.uk or Jerry Carbery Tel: 059 ...

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Tribute to MJK

On 29 May Michael J. Kelly SJ (of Tullamore) was preparing to drive 250 km from Lusaka to preach at a Golden Jubilee celebration of the Jesuit school in Chivuna, Zambia, when he got word that he was to attend a Ministry of Education Awards ceremony the same evening. He travelled the 500 km to and from Chivuna, and reached ...

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Mizen to Malin

Milltown was missing its Rector for a week – the last and windiest week of May – but he wasn’t on holiday. Conall’s sister had signed him up for a fund-raising cycle from Mizen to Malin Head, not the direct route but with lots of windy detours, so that the ride lasted 700 kilometres, about 100 km a day. There ...

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Short notices

The GAA run a hard-fought football competition for rugby-playing schools. In the final this spring Belvedere emerged as the champions, beating St Mary’s, Rathmines 3-13 to 2-7. Congratulations. More congratulations to Belvedere in another language – they are the 2011 champions of the Alliance Francaise Interschools Debating competition. Barry Walsh is remembered in Gonzaga as a competitive swimmer who really ...

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Missioning Magis

On 29 May St Francis Xavier’s church, Gardiner Street, hosted a Gospel Choir Missioning Mass for young members of Magis Ireland, their families and friends. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin sent them forth to a range of ministries: parish work in Jamaica, a building project in South Africa, developing health facilities in rural Zambia. Some of them will join the ...

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JUST another year

As another academic year draws to a close, demand for J.U.S.T. programmes is booming! With over one hundred 3rd level students from Ballymun now availing of its services, life is busy, but extremely rewarding. The work of JUST’s 8-person team is supplemented by a wonderful cohort of volunteer tutors and counsellors. Of the original group of undergraduates who enrolled in ...

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JESUITICA: Ignatius and witch-hunts

False allegations and malicious rumours featured large in Jesuit history from St Ignatius’ time. He responded to a witch-hunt by facing it down. Because of his focus on the interior life of the individual, he was variously accused of being immoral, a heretic, an Erasmian, a Lutheran, or one of the Alumbrados, who claimed private illumination from God. He was imprisoned ...

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Theology and violence against women

“Groundbreaking”, was how Professor Linda Hogan (right in picture) described Michael O’Sullivan SJ’s new book, How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence against Women’, launched in All Hallows College, Dublin, on Thursday 9 May. “His theological analysis of male violence against women brings a new and unique perspective to bear on the discussion about the sexist substrata of the ...

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Judge indicts Jesuit-killers

Spain’s Judge Velasco has ordered the arrest of 20 military officers (including two former Defence Ministers) from El Salvador for the 1989 killing of six Jesuit priests and two women. The priests, their housekeeper and her daughter were shot dead by soldiers during El Salvador’s civil war. The case was filed using Spain’s universal jurisdiction law, which holds that some ...

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Learning leadership

Chris Lowney, former Jesuit and author of Heroic Leadership, visited the Manresa Centre for Spirituality to meet with fifteen participants who this year completed the pilot Arrupe Leadership Programme, run by Paddy Carberry SJ and Mike Drennan SJ. Chris helped develop a similar leadership project in the US, now running for three years, and he shared the insights they got ...

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