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Magis Ireland programme launched

Magis Ireland, the Jesuit outreach to young adults, officially launched its range of activities for 2011-12 on Friday 4 November, 6.30pm, with a cheese and wine reception in their offices at 20 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. The Magis team outlined  many of the programmes planned for the year ahead, including reflection days, retreats and social justice outreach projects. Young ...

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Forthcoming events

Saturday 12 November: Inter-faith Experience for Young People. Magis Ireland, Gardiner Street and the Lantern Centre Synge Street at 9.30am to 7.30pm. Further information contact Noelle Fitzpatrick at noelle.fitzpatrick@magisireland.com or Christine Santisteban at santistc@tcd.ie Tuesday 15 November: An evening with Dermot Mansfield on Newman entitled “A light for our time”. Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin ...

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Short notices

For the first time in seven years, Belvedere, competing against 67 other teams, has won the UCD Literary and Historical Society Schools Mace, the most coveted senior debating trophy in Ireland. Johnny Byrne and Mark A. Kelly were the overall winners. Magis Ireland are holding A Day-Long Inter-Faith Experience for Young People in their offices in Gardiner St and The ...

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Celebrating good working relationships

Bill Toner SJ was one of the guest speakers at a ceremony marking the 60th anniverary of the National College of Ireland. The college, formerly known as the Catholic Workers’ College and then the National College of Industrial Relations, was founded by the Jesuits and played an important role in the social history of Ireland from the 1950s onward. Shop ...

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Sacred Space booked

Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2012, has just been launched this month. Published by Veritas, this eighth edition is  based on the popular online prayer website of the Irish Jesuits, www.sacredspace.ie. Last year over five million people used the prayer website, and many complemented their online praying with the book, which is continuing to grow in popularity, year after year. ...

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Challenging chaplaincy

‘Spirituality in Action: Chaplaincy in a Challenging Context’ was the theme of the second meeting of JUPC.eu (Jesuit University Pastoral Care, Europe), Mount St. Joseph’s Spirituality Centre, Malta, 3-6 November. Twenty-two chaplains attended, including, from Ireland, John Dardis, Terry Howard, Brendan Carmody and Leon O Giolláin. “Our objective was to reflect on how to engage university students in a faith ...

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Titanic re-launch

Jesuit priest Fr Browne’s vow of obedience saved his life when, by telegram, his Provincial ordered him off the Titanic. But the gifted photographer still managed to get some wonderful shots of the ship and its passengers. And according to Eddie O’Donnell SJ (who found and restored his 42,000 photos), some of them helped to clarify what happened on that fateful night. ‎Messenger Publications is marking the centenary of the ...

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Blowing minds

When the association of bursars of religious institutions, some 150 of them, met for their annual conference in Emmaus Retreat House, they looked for something on the programme that would help them think outside the box of double-entry book-keeping, so they invited Milltown Rector Conall Ó Cuinn (his title: What colour is the cloud?) and Breda O’Brien (on: Simple as ...

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JESUITICA: a Jesuit geneticist

Last month the Portuguese Province buried Fr Luis Archer, a brilliant geneticist who had been a Jesuit for 64 years. He taught molecular genetics in 13 different universities, being distinguished with the National Award 2004 in Bioethics. He also published 250 scientific articles about bioethics and molecular genetics. In the critically important area of bioethics, the scientific community respected Father ...

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