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Tour of Roman archives

Damien Burke (Irish Jesuit Archives) and Margaret Doyle (Clongowes Wood College) attended the Catholic Archives Society study trip to Rome last October. Over a six-day period, twelve visits were arranged, which included the Propaganda Fide Archives, the Vatican Secret Archives and the Archives of St Peter’s Basilica. They also had an audience with the Grand Master of the Knights of ...

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Forthcoming events

Sunday 27 November and Sunday 4 December: Magis Ireland: Retreat in Daily Life. For further information, contact noelle.fitzpatrick@magisireland.com. Tel:01 8880606. Sunday 27 November: Mass for deceased members of Coláiste Iognáid in St. Ignatius, Jesuit Church, Sea Road, at 11.00am. All pupils, staff and parents, both past and present, are welcome. Monday 28 November and following Advent Mondays: Reflection and prayer ...

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Remembering the dead

As the year is dying, Christians remember the dead: the millions whose lives were squandered in tragic wars, and the others, close to us, whom we save from oblivion by memorial rites in November. Colaiste Iognaid in Galway will hold a Mass of remembrance – for the first time – for its past pupils and staff, on Sunday 27th November ...

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Finance a service industry?

Bill Mathews’ first degree was in electrical engineering, long before he thought of the Jesuits. In the best Jesuit tradition (see the Jesuitica story above) he was attracted to mathematics and he worked in mathematical research in the UK before he entered, at the age of 25. Over the years he has taught philosophy, in Ireland and USA, and was ...

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Jesuit ‘journey to trust’

David Tuohy SJ features in a documentary film on the history of the Le Chéile Schools Trust, which comprises over fifty schools from thirteen religious congregations. The aim of the trust is to carry on the legal, financial and inspirational role of trusteeship that has been done by those individual congregations and who now want to renew and reformulate their ...

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Short notices

For an upbeat view of the country’s crisis, look at Edmond Grace SJ’s recent article in Eureka Street. Edmond has written extensively on political and social issues and is the author of Democracy and Public Happiness. Recently he wrote a series of articles for the Irish Times on Ireland’s three crises: banking, political and religious. He chairs the organising committee ...

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Polish ministry thriving

The Gardiner Street Polish Ministry hosted a seminar on Family and Marriage, with direction and input from Mr Jack Pulikowski, author of fifteen books on family life. It took place in an overflowing Fr John Sullivan room. The Saturday session was followed by the weekly Scripture course, run by Fr Jaroslaw Paszynski SJ. Apart from the weekly Masses (Sat 7.15 ...

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Reflections on Advent

‘I don’t agree with people who say we’ve got to put the ‘Christ’ back into Christmas’ says Donal Neary SJ in an interview with Pat Coyle on his latest book, New Reflections on  Advent (Columba Press €5). “All the things we associate with Christmas can be made sacred if we approach it in the right frame of mind.” His book ...

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JESUITICA: A penchant for science

During their first century the Jesuits were the only scientific society in existence anywhere. Jesuit scientists treated science as a window on God’s grandeur. Science and mathematics maintained a place of honour in the curriculum established for Jesuit seminarians in the Roman College. Jesuit educators knew that “many a professor of philosophy has made no end of mistakes because of ...

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Jesuit Tertians retreat

Twelve Jesuits took an important step on Saturday 19 November when they began their thirty-day retreat in Dollymount. The twelve Tertians are being directed in the Spiritual Exercises by Joe Dargan, Jan Van de Poll and Kevin O’Rourke. Nine of this year’s Tertians are from European Provinces and three from Asia –  Brendan McManus and Piaras Jackson of the Irish ...

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