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Remembering the Great War chaplains

At a recent centenary commemoration, archivist Damien Burke spoke about the Irish Jesuit chaplains at Messines, Flanders, including Fr Willie Doyle

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Saint Claude de la Colombière and Sacred Heart devotion in Ireland

It was the fruitful friendship of Saint Claude de la Colombière and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque that spurred the development and popularity of the devotion to the Sacred Heart in the seventeenth century, and it still continues today.

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Saint Edmund Campion

One of many Catholics to suffer at the hands of the English government in the wake of Henry VIII’s separation from the Church of Rome, Saint Edmund Campion was forced to flee Britain because of his beliefs and, upon returning to his homeland less than a decade later as a missionary, he was executed for them.

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Archival riches in Rome

Fr Brian Mac Cuarta SJ, Director of the Archives of the central government for the worldwide Society of Jesus, was interviewed recently by Vatican Radio

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A good man remembered

Sir James Dombrain (1794-1871), who built the houses of the Jesuit Community on Leeson Street, was commemorated with a plaque at no. 36, on 23 September.

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Studies commemorates 1916

The Spring 2016 issue of 'Studies' contains many articles which probe the values and significance of the 1916 Rising.

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1916: Remembering the Rising

A number of Jesuit responses to this year's commemoration of the 1916 Rising have emerged in recent days, most notably Seamus Murphy SJ's critical view in the Irish Times.

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‘From Easter Week to Flanders Field’

John Delaney SJ walked the streets of Dublin during Easter Week 1916 and served as a chaplain in WWI. His story is told in Jesuit historian Thomas Morrissey's latest book.

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