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Forthcoming events

Wednesdays 28 September and 12 October: Movies that matter, Autumn Series – ‘The Journey into Love and Relationship’. An introduction to reflection through the medium of film at 7pm – 10pm.  For further information, contact Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality. Tel: 8331352 or www.manresa.ie Thursday 29 September – Tuesday 4 October: Trek Transylvania, Transylvanian Alps, Romania. 5-day trek in aid ...

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Songs of Stephen

In the good old days when Stephen Redmond SJ was teaching English and History in the young Gonzaga, he was also writing music. In 1968 his Irish song Gleann na Smól was in the final few from which Ireland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest was chosen. Over the years (many years – Stephen is 91) he has written many ...

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Students work, fund and serve

Fifty Leaving Cert students from Jesuit schools and Holy Rosary College Crumlin, raised  €25,000 euro for projects in Jamaica and Africa, which they themselves had taken part in (see picture). They were part of the Magis Ireland  ‘Serving the International Community Overseas Programme’ , and some went to West Kingston, Jamaica  working  for three weeks in St Anne’s summer schools, ...

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The final hurdle

When a Jesuit has finished his studies and worked in some ministry for a couple of years, there is one final hurdle, called Tertianship, to be crossed before his “formation” is complete. The European Tertianship programme based at Manresa, Dublin, kicked off on 19 September with twelve English-speaking Tertians from all over Europe, including two from Indonesia and one from ...

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Studies: a trenchant swan-song

Outgoing Studies editor Fergus O’Donoghue’s swansong editorial, in the wake of the Cloyne Report, is a quotable dose of political incorrectness: “An arrogant bishop proved his pastoral ineptitude by his fixation with the opinions of a Vatican department, led by a cardinal noted for an obsession with clerical privilege.” Other targets are Fine Gael: “abandoned its Christian Democratic roots, preferring ...

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JESUITICA: Hell on the Moon

You may be puzzled by the title of a crater on a map of the moon: Hell. This cold, barren feature is not named after the opposite of Heaven, but after an 18th-century Hungarian astronomer, Maximilian Holl, one of a family of 22 children from his father’s two marriages. Max changed his name to Hell, entered the Jesuits, and became ...

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Faith renewed in Magis circles

‘Entirely transforming. I loved the Magis circles and saw my own day-to-day life and faith situations in a whole new way.” Just one of the  reflections from the  young people who participated in the 17-day Ignatian World Youth Day programme in Spain (Magis) and who gathered again in Magis Ireland, Gardiner St, 17 September to reflect on the experience. Participants ...

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“Quite definitely?”

“Did you say the quite definite message quite definitely?” That was the puzzling question put to the one thousand Belvedere students who filed into Gardiner St Church on Wed 21st September for the Mass to open the school year. All preparations were made over the week by Belvedere College headmaster, Gerry J Foley, Pastoral Assistant Eoghan Keogh, and other teachers. ...

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For God and Dublin!

Belvedere College can boast another sporting hero after Dublin’s magnificent win in the All Ireland football final in Croke Park on Sunday 18 September. Number 6 on the team, Ger Brennan, is a former pupil, and he told AMDG Express that his Jesuit education has helped him in his spiritual and sporting life. “In sport you learn how to deal ...

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Legalise drugs? – An urgent question

In the September issue of Working Notes, Peter McVerry SJ puts three questions, and suggests answers. 1. Do you believe that Ireland will ever again become free of illegal drugs? His considered answer is No: Almost every country in the world, including those that execute drug dealers, has a drug problem. 2. If drugs are here to stay, who should ...

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