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Tag Archives: 20111012

Remembering the missions

Three Irish Jesuits are featured in a set of DVDs, under the title Missionary Stories, produced by the Irish Missionary Union (IMU) and due to be launched on 13 October. Frs John Fitzgerald (pictured here), Conall Ó Cuinn, and John K. Guiney were all interviewed for this major project, which covers the experiences and reflections of 144 missionaries, members of ...

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Fallout of Cloyne: Church and state

Irish Jesuit Seamus Murphy SJ, currently lecturing in Chicago, had an article published in the Irish Times, 1 October, responding to the tense and recriminatory correspondence between the Irish government and the Vatican in the aftermath of the Cloyne Report. The government, he argues, were wrong to suppose that Church officials were being encouraged to violate the bishops’ policy of ...

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Pathways to God

God is determined to reach out and have a relationship with every person, and does so through various means – music, nature, symbols, art, poetry, liturgy, dreams. That is a core belief of Sr Janet Ruffing, Professor in the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale University. She elaborated her thesis in All Hallows College Dublin, on Tuesday 11 ...

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Forthcoming events

Wednesday 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 Wednesday 12 October: Movies that Matter. Autumn Series: ‘The Journey into Love and Relationship’. An introduction to reflection through ...

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Short notices

Michael Paul Gallagher SJ celebrated his 50 years in the Society of Jesus with his community, the Collegio Bellarmino, in Rome, on Saturday 8 October 2011. He is seen here with some of the Irish Jesuits who are based in Rome:  Brian Mac Cuarta, Tim Healy, Michael Paul Gallagher, Tom Casey. The Jesuit Communication Centre has recently launched a Facebook ...

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It’s punishment, not detention

The number of migrants and asylum seekers being detained in Europe is growing, and many are experiencing their detention as punishment, to the detriment of their physical and mental health. This was just one of the concerns raised at a seminar for Jesuit social justice and research centres across Euorpe. John K. Guiney SJ and Eoin Carroll, both from the ...

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Province planning for the future

Dr Pat Nolan has been appointed Fr Provincial’s Delegate for Planning – a new position in the Irish Jesuit Province. Pat is no stranger to planning work for the Jesuit Order. In 1991 – together with the late Provincial, Fr Philip Harnett, he co-facilitated a workshop on planning for new Provincials in Rome; he has participated in strategy and planning for Magis Ireland ...

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The eleventh step

People who have tried to recover from addiction by using the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, will recognise the problems presented by the eleventh step: where they “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” What, ...

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Sadness and style

Fr John Redmond died peacefully in Cherryfield on 29 September at the age of 87. How would we like to remember John? In two scenes, from the start and the end of his adult life. With a group of fellow about-to-be novices he hired a chauffeur-driven car and proceeded in style from Dublin to the noviciate in Emo. Other photos ...

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An Timire turns 100

On Saturday September 24th a big group of readers and contributors gathered in the Carmelite house in Avila, Donnybrook, for a Mass to give thanks for 100 years of Timire An Chroí Ró-Naofa. The main celebrant was Alan Mac Eochagáin SJ and the homilist Caoimhín Ó Ruairc SJ. The current edition (Eagrán an Fhómhair) tells some of the history, naming ...

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