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Money for missions

Money for missions goes out constantly from Ireland to Africa, and is monitored scrupulously by, among others, the Jesuit Mission Office. A recent grant of €88,000 will help a new Agricultural Training College in South Sudan to meet all its needs for sanitation and water, and provide water for the local community. This new college in Rumbek ranks with Loyola ...

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‘Be like giraffes!’, Magis pilgrims told

Fifty-one participants travelled with Magis Ireland to be part of the MAGiS-World Youth Day’s seventeen-day programme in Spain this August. It began energetically in Loyola where the Irish contingent joined with 2,800 other young participants of Jesuit and Ignatian initiatives from all over the world. Noelle Fitzpatrick, Magis Ireland WYD director, said:  ‘It was beautiful to see so many young ...

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Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 30 August: Public Lecture by Michael Paul Gallagher SJ entitled ‘The Imagination – A Spiritual Anchor for Today’ in St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 at 7.30pm. Friday 9 September: Lecture entitled ‘Interpreting Vatican 2: The Controversy and its Solution’ by John O’Malley SJ will be held in Belvedere College, Dublin 1 at 6pm. Wednesday 14 September: ...

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Short Notices

John O’Malley SJ author of What Happened at Vatican II, will be visiting Ireland on the invitation of the Irish Jesuit Province and the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland. He will give the Society’s centenary lecture, entitled ‘Interpreting Vatican II: the Controversy and its Solution’ in Belvedere College, Dublin, Friday, 9 Sept., 2011, 6pm. Admission free, light refreshments after. Well-known ...

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Good results

The day of the Leaving Certificate results, Crescent College put on a breakfast for 137 happy graduates. It was a good morning there and in the other Jesuit colleges – they scored above the national average in most subjects. Apart from the charmed elite who scored As in all their subjects, there was a high average score (in the 400-450 ...

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The long walk

In the course of their two-year noviciate Jesuits have to face what they call an experiment. Here is an example: Irishman Niall Leahy and Christian Keeley from Britain were given this brief: “Walk together from Dublin to Corrymeela, Co. Antrim, and then back round to Galway. You may do the Lough Derg pilgrimage on the way if you can manage ...

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They come back empty

“Thank you”, said the Tonga mothers to Frank Wafer, “for teaching our children to read and write, so they can get jobs and earn something. But when they come back from your schools, they are empty.” Frank could see what they meant. He has worked in the Southern Province of Zambia for more than fifty years, and from the beginning ...

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A priceless Gospel

The St Cuthbert Gospel, the earliest surviving intact European book and one of the world’s most significant books, has been treasured (in Stonyhurst College Library) by the British Jesuits since 1769. They have now sold it to the British Library, where it has been on loan since 1979. This palm-sized leather-bound copy of the gospel of St John was produced ...

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Shaping a garden

Milltown has developed a lovely walled garden which serves both its community and Cherryfield (see photo album here). It comprised the former open-air swimming pool and the old walled-off garden known as Winkelman’s. But it needed work, which, as Bertrand Russell remarked, is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to ...

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Congo: exchanging gifts

The exotic garment on Peter Sexton was a gift from the Central African Province, in gratitude for the gift of Peter himself. He has just returned from giving two 8-day retreats to Francophone Congolese Jesuits, not a holiday by any means. It was a Province-to-Province exercise, arranged through Fabrice, the Congolese Jesuit who lived happily here in Loyola up to ...

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