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150 years: thanks and reflection

Tom Layden SJ has asked that Jesuits, their colleagues and co-workers mark the 15oth anniversary of the Irish Province in true Igantian spirit by doing an ‘examen’ on it. “That means we reflect on and give attention to the presence of God in the last 150 years of our history,” the Provincial told those gathered at the recent Province Assembly, ...

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Mickey Harte’s words of hope in Moyross

Mickey Harte, Manager of the Tyrone  Football team and Pat Coyle, Manager of the Jesuit Communication Centre, were two of the guest speakers at the Novena of Perpetual Help, in the Corpus Christi Church Moyross, Limerick, 17- 25 June. They were invited by  Tony O’Riordain SJ who has been working as curate there for almost a year. A packed Church ...

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JESUITICA: The assassin’s lookalike

Ever since the Spanish Inquisition imprisoned St Ignatius, many Jesuits have known the inside of jails, including one famous case of mistaken identity. John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln on 14 April, 1865, and after twelve days on the run, with a $100,000 reward on his head, he was hunted down and shot dead. He was a well-known actor, and ...

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Ballymun TD praises JUST

Students and tutors from JUST (Jesuit University Support and Training) celebrated another year of academic achievements with a wonderful gathering in Ballymun’s Axis Centre. Recently elected TD John Lyons (the first ever TD born and bred in Ballymun) gave up time on his birthday to come and address the students. John spoke humbly of his own experience of growing up ...

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Look back with thanks

At the Province Assembly in June, Bruce Bradley, rector of Clongowes and newly named as the incoming editor of Studies, was given the job of preparing the birthday speech. Irish Jesuits have been a Province for 150 years (before that, a Vice-Province, and before that, a Mission). It was a stiff challenge, to condense that history into a brief talk. ...

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Recognising Frank Duff

Book-launches come thick and fast, but the packed gathering in Blackrock College to launch Finola Kennedy’s Frank Duff: a life story, was a phenomenon. Finola’s four years of research and analysis have at last started to do justice to the founder of the Legion of Mary, the largest international association ever to come out of Ireland. In its calm and ...

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Avoiding ‘founderitis’

The 5-year strategic plan of the Peter McVerry Trust is the latest chapter in a remarkable story. Like the Irish School of Ecumenics (Floreat ut pereat), the goal of the Trust is to make itself redundant. That will happen when all Dubliners have a place they call home, and homelessness is no more. Peter does not expect that to happen ...

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Media frontiers

Pat Coyle and Dermot Roantree of the Jesuit Communication Centre attended a ‘Twitter Masterclass’ last week, given by a social media expert with a name – Christian Payne – that might have come from the pages of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. That same day Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet, using an iPad, in which he announced that he had ...

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Ask and you shall receive

Last week brought vivid evidence of how people are turning to prayer in these straitened times. The feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated this year on 1 July, and the Novena which prepared people for it was organised by the Sacred Heart Messenger, the Jesuit publication which is read by well over 90,000 people. The Messenger Office printed meditations ...

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Forthcoming Events

Saturday 9 to Saturday 16 July: Directed retreat in Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf  Road, Dollymount Dublin 3.  For information Tel: 8331352 of email manresa@jeusit.ie. Thursday 14 July: The Christian way and the Zen way. Fr. AMA Samy SJ will speak at Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 at 7pm. Enquiries to dustbin26@hotmail.co.uk Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July: ...

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