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Irish Jesuits and colleagues

Brian Grogan SJ

Brian was born in Dublin, educated by the Christian Brothers, and joined the Jesuits at the ripe old age of sixteen. Why the Jesuits? Because he did not know what work he was capable of, and felt that since Jesuits do all sorts of things, they might find a place for him somewhere. Jesuit formation brought him an expansion of ...

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Gerry O’Hanlon SJ

Gerry O’Hanlon (b 1947) entered the Jesuits in 1965, having been to school in Belvedere College. His studies were mainly at home in Dublin, but included an MA in Classics in McMaster University in Canada (1971), a semester of theology at the Jesuit Hochschule in Frankfurt (1979) and doctoral studies in theology at Queen’s University Belfast, in the course of ...

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Ashley Evans SJ

John Ashley Evans is an Irish Jesuit priest from Malahide, Co. Dublin on mission in Cambodia. He was born in Dublin on the 21st of January 1958. He attended Belvedere College and studied Mathematical Sciences at Trinity College Dublin before entering the Society of Jesus in 1980. After completing his novitiate in Dublin in 1982, Ashley was sent to Paris ...

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Kevin O’Higgins SJ

Kevin O’Higgins was born in Dublin. He was inspired to join the Jesuits by the example of Daniel Berrigan, an American Jesuit noted for his social activism and his involvement in the anti-war movement. In 1984, shortly after his ordination, Kevin was assigned to work in Paraguay. This was to help fill the gap left by a group of Spanish ...

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Liam O’Connell SJ

Liam O’Connell was born in Dublin in 1943, and grew up with two brothers and two sisters, in Limerick and in Dublin. He attended Crescent College SJ and Belvedere College SJ. In 1961 Liam joined the Jesuit Novitiate, as one of a group of 29 novices. As part of the usual formation he taught as a scholastic in Mungret College ...

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Patrick Muldoon

Patrick Muldoon commenced employment with the Jesuits in 2008, on the prayer website Sacred Space. He has worked extensively on the administration of Sacred Space, the upgrade of the Content Management System, and the project of supporting the twenty-two language versions of the website. Patrick also assists Jesuit Communications with the administration of Jesuit websites and social media, the publication of  ‘Irish Jesuit News’, and other communications projects of the ...

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Ken Rue

Ken Rue was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in Crumlin and Terenure. He was educated in Wesley College where he was voted voted best all-round pupil and received seven honours in his Leaving Certificate. At Wesley Ken played rugby, tennis, cricket and chess and was awarded a provincial schools rugby trial. After school he played hockey and ...

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Séamus Murphy SJ

Fr James (Séamus) Murphy SJ joined the Society of Jesus in 1971. He had never met any Jesuits before applying to join, and was instead drawn to the order by reading its history. He found social justice inspiration in the Jesuit Reduciones (Reductions) in Latin America which had created safe quasi-autonomous for native Americans in the 1610-1767 period, cultural inspiration ...

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Paul Andrews SJ

On 10 January, 1927, Paul was born in Omagh, Co.Tyrone, the second of four children, the eldest of them a girl. Because of frequent house-moves by his engineer father in search of employment, Paul attended six schools in England and Ireland, the best of them being Wimbledon College SJ. He entered the Jesuits in Emo in September 1944, and in ...

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Paddy Carberry SJ

Born in Dublin and educated by the Loreto Sisters and by the Christian Brothers in Coláiste Mhuire, Paddy Carberry is one of three children born to Matthew and Mary Carberry. He entered the Jesuits after leaving school in 1963. Upon completion of his novitiate, he studied Irish and English in UCD and then went on to begin his philosophical studies ...

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