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Tag Archives: 20111221

Priest from a cul-de-sac!

Bill Toner SJ blessed a memorial flower box in honour of the deceased friends and neighbours of the residents of Croftwood Park, in Cherry Orchard, Dublin, Monday 12 December,4pm. He did so at the invitation of the local residents association and there was a substantial turn out from the area on the cold winter afternoon. As part of the ceremony ...

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JRS marks the year

JRS Ireland launched their 2012 Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar on Thursday 15 December with photos in the calendar celebrating the services they provide in Dublin and Limerick. Christine and Christopha, two asylum seekers, provided food for over 30 people at the event, which provided a seasonal opportunity to acknowledge the huge contribution of volunteers, without whom JRS Ireland would not ...

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Forthcoming events

Thursday 26 January: Making Space for Faith and Prayer at 7.30pm – 9.30pm Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf  Road, Dollymount Dublin 3. For further information Tel: 01 8331352  email: manresa@jesuit.ie or visit www.manresa.ie Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January: Weekend retreat for Lay people in Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf  Road, Dollymount Dublin 3. For further ...

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Jesuit following many stars

Christmas traditionally seems to have been a busy time for astronomers, from the Three Wise Men to the scientists of today who’ve just discovered a new planet, possibly very much like our earth, with its own sun and named after the telescope which spotted it – Kepler 22b. Guy Consolmango SJ is the Vatican astronomer who hails from the US ...

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JESUITICA: United by a prayer

Do you remember the sectarian troubles in Portadown, in the bad old days? In July 1998 angry Orangemen were milling around the church in Drumcree, preparing to march down the Garvahy Road to humiliate the papists, especially the hated Jesuits. They were still anxious to make it a religious occasion, and an ecumenical observer heard them reciting the beautiful prayer ...

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How is the money spent?

Murt Curry SJ and Winnie Ryan, the Project Officer and Finance Officer of Jesuit Missions, give a lot of time and care to seeking funding for projects in Jesuit missions, mostly in Africa. Two years ago they prepared applications for Kenya and South Sudan. All that careful paperwork and negotiations have since been translated into life-enhancing projects. It is still ...

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Faith in business

The Dublin Chapter of the Woodstock Business Conference (WBC) has just completed a successful year assisting men and women who want to explore how they can integrate their faith with their business career. The WBC  is coordinated by the internationally renowned Woodstock Theological Center in Washington DC. The Dublin branch was founded in 2010, with Paddy Carberry SJ as chaplain ...

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No place I would rather be

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – there is perhaps no better way to describe the pastoral challenge facing people and community in Moyross where Tony O’Riordan SJ was last month appointed parish priest. “There is no place, he says, where I would rather be. I feel privileged to be with people ...

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Leonard’s Irish Times diary

A taoiseach in hiding and the country in chaos were uppermost in the mind of Clongowes Headmaster, Leonard Moloney SJ (pictured here in photo by student James Green, Poetry) as he watched the pupils perform Brian Friel’s uncannily apposite The Mundy Scheme in the college. This was just the start of a busy week for him as detailed in Keeper ...

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Another ‘first’ for Irish Jesuit

Michael O’Sullivan SJ has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Spiritus, a leading international journal for Christian Spirituality, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The  appointment is for a 5 year term and he is the first Irish academic to be appointed to this board. Michael, who recently celebrated his sixtieth birthday, is Director of the MA in Applied ...

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