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Short notices

A meeting of the Jesuit University Pastoral Care Europe (JUPC) will take place in Mount St. Joseph Retreat House, Malta, on 3-6 November.  The theme is: ‘Spirituality in Action: Chaplaincy in a Challenging Context’.  Irish Jesuit Leon Ó Gioláin (pictured here) will attend, while Fr. James Hanvey S.J. will facilitate in prayer, reflection and sharing on the socio-political and ecclesial ...

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On the airwaves

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell, reporting for the Pat Kenny Show on RTE 1, paid a visit to Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick on Tuesday 18 Oct. In her ten-minute slot she enthused about the atmosphere of the school, the nutritious meals in the canteen, and the fact that they were available to all pupils, irrespective of their means. Listen here ...

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Marking Mission Sunday

The Star of the Sea parish Sandymount, which is twinned with the Jesuit parish of Matero, Lusaka, Zambia, received greetings and thanks from the local children in the parish and the  Zambian Provincial Emmanuel Mumba SJ, marking mission Sunday in the Church on Sunday 23 October. Parishoners had raised funds to build a school and enable the continuing education of ...

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Forthcoming Events

Thursday 3 November: 3 p.m. in Emo Court: annual Mass for all who have lived and worked in Emo. The house and grounds will be open, courtesy of OPW. All Jesuits and former Jesuits are particularly welcome. If you wish to attend, please contact Conor Harper SJ, Milltown Park (2180244) or John Adams SJ (087-2261029). Saturday 5 November: One-Day Lay ...

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‘Sixty years of service’

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin (pictured here listening to Br Eamon Davis SJ), recently launched a DVD and history booklet of The Belvedere Society of our Lady of Lourdes. The Society, founded by former pupil and Ireland rugby player Eugene Davy, celebrates ’60 Years of Service’ this year. Each September, 22 students travel to Lourdes for the first time ...

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President visits Clongowes

“Clongowes Wood College has given a very special form of education for over 200 years.” So said President Mary McAleese on her recent visit to the school in the closing days of her presidency, Friday 7 October. She praised the hard work of those who fund-raised to build the magnficent new sports hall where she addressed pupils and staff, telling ...

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Ring-side seat for Jesuit

Gerry Whelan SJ was recently appointed ecclesiastical assistant to the “World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations” (WUCWO) by the Vatican. His day job is teaching theology in the Gregorian University in Rome. WUCWO is comprised of almost 90 member organizations from more than 60 countries, representing more than five million women worldwide. “I am a kind of chaplain to the ...

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This was some party

Fifty years ago the Noviciate in Emo opened its doors to 31 new novices. Last month John Humphreys organised a head-count and a reunion, locating all but two of the original group, and gathering 21 souls for the party. Five of the original group are Jesuit priests, three are dead, and the rest are marching to the beat of a ...

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JESUITICA: Bishop? No. Cardinal? Maybe

Some of the most inspiring stories of 20th century theology are about theologians who maintained an obedient silence in face of ecclesiastical censorship. In the early 1950s Karl Rahner SJ was said to have ten books of theology in a trunk under his bed, which Roman censors would not allow him to publish. During the 1950s Henri de Lubac, the ...

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Fr Jim Corkery meets online

It is two years since Michael Paul Gallagher, sitting in a video-conferencing studio in Blackpitts, Dublin, ran a seminar for 600 educationalists gathered in Wellington, New Zealand. They already had some 30 images which Michael controlled with Powerpoint as he talked on “The courage to be different: educating a Christian imagination in today’s culture”. Despite the 12-hour time-gap and the ...

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