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Renewing a friendship between art and spirituality

At the recent Arts and Spirituality seminar in Manresa, Michael Paul Gallagher drew attention to our need to re-negotiate our self-understanding constantly, and to the role of narrative, of story-telling, in this endeavour. ‘Renewing a Friendship Between Art and Spirituality’ is an urgent theme in recent years, and has a particular relevance to our contemporary culture. I will attempt to ...

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Poems for Lent

These four poems were written by Colm Lavelle SJ. The first two are in keeping with Lent. The third is on the Eucharist (compare Phil 2, 5-11). The final poem strives to capture the experience of the tomb. I. Life doubt without Christ

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Remembering Benedict Kiely

Dermot Harte, ex-Belvederian, remembers his friend Benedict Kiely with fondness. Ben Kiely, a well-known journalist and writer, spent one year as a Jesuit novice in Emo, Offaly. Ireland’s brightest contemporary literary light – in the person of Benedict Kiely – has been extinguished and our world has become a poorer and a sadder place for his passing. He had graced ...

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New collection of Fr Browne photos published

Fr E.E. O’Donnell SJ has just launched a new collection of photographs by Fr Frank Browne, called Fr Browne’s Galway. The photos are candid snapshots of everyday life in Galway in the mid-20th century. Father Browne’s Galway is the title of the latest set of Fr Browne’s photographs to be edited by Fr E.E. O’Donnell, curator of the 42,000 photographs ...

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Evie Hone windows relocated to Gardiner Street

Brendan McManus reports on the five Evie Hone windows originally in University Hall which will be presented formally in the Ignatian Room, Gardiner Street, on Sunday, 1 October. Five Evie Hone stained glass windows, relocated from the former student residency, University Hall, will be unveiled in the Ignatian Room, St. Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.Sunday, 1st Oct. ...

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Two schools, two writers, one award

A Jesuit connection between Joyce and Beckett has been the premise for a literary award given out each year to a pupil from either Clongowes or Portora, explains Bruce Bradley. On Monday, April 3rd, the 19th annual Beckett-Joyce Literary Award was given out in Clongowes. The award was inaugurated in 1988 by the past pupil unions of Clongowes and Portora ...

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Tsunami victims remembered at art exhibition

Pat Coyle describes the opening of Kingsley Gunatillake’s exhibition in Trinity College Chapel on 3 February. There were anxious moments before Charlie Bird arrived to launch the exhibition, but the night turned out to be a great success. It was just over an hour until the opening of Kingsley’s exhibition when Geraldine, Roseanne, Jae Hong and myself arrived at the ...

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“You didn’t know Ignatius was Irish?”

Loyola Productions has just brought out a film to commemorate the first Jesuits, AMDG – A World is Not Enough. Paul Campbell describes the project and notes that the actor who plays St. Ignatius, Sean Mahon, hails from Dublin! Sean Mahon, the actor who plays St. Ignatius in Loyola Productions’ A.M.D.G. – A World Is Not Enough, hails from Dublin ...

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