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Forthcoming events

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 8631869 Thursday 23 June to Friday 1 July: Sacred Heart Novena, St. Francis Xavier’s Church Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Preachers Msgr Dan O’Connor (Dun ...

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Short Notices

Belvedere’s athletes were once again crowned All Ireland schools champions. As he lifted the Science cup for the school’s record fifteenth time in succession, Coach Colin McCarthy (pictured), paid tribute to the boys and also to his predecessor Phil Conway, who laid the foundations for the school’s athletic successes over the years. Bishop Jim Moriarty led an enormous crowd, estimated ...

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Pulling blocks

Two days ago, 50 Belvederians started their walk from Dublin to Galway, pulling large, square, decorated blocks on wheels, to raise money for St Francis Hospice, Temple Street Hospital, and Guide dogs for the blind.  One of the boys explains: “The Block Pull is now in its 25th year and its existence stems from our Catholic and particularly Jesuit ethos ...

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Mistrusting the Elite

This week readers of the Irish Times will have noticed three articles on successive days by Edmond Grace. He is an Irish Jesuit with legal training, who has lectured in the College of Industrial Relations and in recent years has directed a think-tank, Conversation on Democracy in Ireland, a patient and reflective ministry, involving him with some of the movers ...

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Trinity at Taizé

Peter Sexton, the Jesuit chaplain in Trinity College, and his Methodist colleague Julian Hamilton, accompanied eight students on the annual pilgrimage to Taizé in Burgundy. Five of the eight were due to be ordained deacons in the Church of Ireland in September, in an age-range from 20s to 50, and just three Catholic undergraduates – quite an ecumenical affair. Three ...

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Funding the Missions

The Jesuit Mission Office, working in an old terraced house off Gardiner Street, focuses mainly on the Irish Jesuit mission in Zambia and Malawi; but it has a broader brief especially through the work of Fr Murt Curry, and this week brought him good news for East Africa, Zambia and the Philippines. As Projects Officer Murt processes project applications from far ...

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Language skills for immigrants

Over ninety immigrants from more than thirty countries attended Belvedere English Language Lessons (BELL), a series of one-to-one classes co-organised by Belvedere College and the Jesuit Refugee Service. The organiser was Polly Dolan, and she was assisted by Eleanor O’Brien from JRS. They coordinated the generous work of nearly sixty Belvedere students, in classes held twice-weekly both in Georgian Court ...

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JESUITICA: starting cities

In January 1554 Fathers Joseph de Anchieta (now Blessed) and de Nobrega established a mission and school at a small village in Brazil. They celebrated the first Mass on the feast of the conversion of St Paul, so they called the place Sao Paulo (where the monument to de Anchieta pictured here can be found), now the 7th largest city ...

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Zambia: the church replies

Last month in Zambia, a letter from the country’s bishops was read at all Masses. It dealt with two issues. The central focus was the extensive criticism of the Church in the government-controlled media. A subsidiary issue was church doctrine, especially in relation to homosexuality. Irish Jesuit Michael J. Kelly, who has long been a Zambian citizen, offers a fascinating ...

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This Sporting Life

Crescent College Comprehensive has had such a remarkable run of successes in sport that on May 26th Richard Butler, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, held a reception to mark it. He presented the school with a special scroll signalling this year’s achievements.  The achievers were girls and boys, at every age-level, and not merely in Limerick and Munster, but at a national ...

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