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Myles O'Reilly

I'm always happy to hear from anybody interested in becoming a Jesuit.

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Gerry Whelan SJ

Gerard Whelan SJ

Gerry Whelan was born in 1959. He grew up in Dublin, and attended primary school with the De La Salle brothers and secondary school at Gonzaga College, run by the Jesuits. Major interests at this time included Rugby, sailing, and being a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, where he visited the elderly. He studied business and economics ...

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John Callanan SJ

John Callanan SJ

John Callanan S.J. was born in Dublin and educated at Belvedere College. He became very interested in different styles of meditation after attending a number of workshops given by the noted Indian Jesuit, Fr Anthony de Mello. This led to his writing four books on the insights and prayer style of Tony de Mello and he regularly gives retreats and ...

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Michael McGuckian SJ

Michael McGuckian SJ

Michael McGuckian, from Cloughmills, Co. Antrim, was born on January 1st 1946, attended the diocesan seminary of St MacNissi and did a degree in Applied Mathematics at Queen’s University Belfast before joining the Society in 1967. He is one of three brothers in the Province, the others being Barney and Alan. After formation, Michael first worked as Director of the ...

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Paddy Tyrrell SJ

Paddy Tyrrell SJ

Fr. Paddy Tyrrell was born in Cabra, Dublin, on 14th November, 1933. He was 5th in a family of seven. The family lived in a corporation house, one of the earliest of the new government’s plan to house people from the slums. His name is on the first page of the Baptismal Register in the Church of Christ the King, ...

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Time for straight talking

“When someone dies by suicide we ask ‘why did it happen?’ And we need to say to each other that we do not know and we never know.” So said Professor Jim Lucey, psychiatrist and Medical Director of St Patrick’s Hospital, during a powerful talk (listen here) at the launch of Brendan McManus SJ’s book Redemption Road, Grieving on the ...

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Loss of a leader: John Humphreys

Last Friday, 10 October, the Irish Jesuits lost one of their great servants. John Humphreys, aged 71, had been unconscious for two days, and increasingly sick with a brain tumour for five months. John was a Limerick man, a passionate fan of Munster rugby. His father, 25 years older than his mother, had died in 1953, leaving 10-year-old John as ...

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JRS Director appointed to Government group

Eugene Quinn, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland, has been named as one of the people to serve on a Government-appointed working group to examine improvements to the Protection Process and Direct Provision system for asylum-seekers and refugees. The names were announced Tue 14 Oct by Justice Minister Francis Fitzgerald and Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin. The Working group ...

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