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Four Provinces grow closer

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They are moving ever closer together, these four provinces of NW Europe (Netherlands, N.Belgium Britain and Ireland). Recent months have shown examples of this. Conall O Cuinn, at present rector of Milltown...

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Ecumenism of blood

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'Has Christ Been Divided?' (Corinthians I) is the chosen theme of Christian Unity Week, January 18-25. Brian O'Leary, Jesuit co-ordinator for ecumenism in the province, says it's a provocative question which...

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Revisiting Bernard Lonergan

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Fr Brendan Staunton interrupted his sabbatical year by attending and reporting on a major seminar in Rome: Revisiting Lonergan's Anthropology: "I was proud to be an Irish Jesuit at the International Lonergan...

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Among the Dinka

When Richard O'Dwyer writes from South Sudan, the newest country in the world, you feel that he is still holding his breath, hoping that this land which he loves will come through the hazards of nation-building...

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Morrissey at the Mansion House

Todd Morrissey SJ is no stranger to book-launches, but the unveiling (on 9 December) of his biography of Laurence O’Neill (Dublin’s Lord Mayor 1917-1924) was perhaps the best that he can remember...

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Tribute to missionaries

The Irish Missionary Union's inaugural Award Ceremony was held on 27th November at City Hall, Dublin. Mrs. Sabina Higgins, wife of the Irish President, hailed the "great and well-earned reputation" of Irish...

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“Acts now!”- Peter McVerry SJ

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Peter McVerry SJ who campaigns on behalf of people who are homeless has called on the Governement to introduce an Homelessness Act that would give homeless people a legal right to suitable accommodation...

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Evening Prayer: Chad and Belvedere

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Fr Gerry Clarke, a member of the Rapid Response Unit of the Jesuit Refugee Service, has just been appointed National Director of the JRS in Chad, where he has been working for some months...

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Peter Faber is a saint

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On 17 December Pope Francis canonized Peter Faber, one of the first companions of St. Ignatius, extending his devotion to the universal Church. He holds a special meaning because he is a model...

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Ignatian mysticism and contemporary culture

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boleary 01

Brian O’Leary, that lucid and learned chronicler of spiritualities, poses a key question in an article in The Way (October 2013): why is it that Jesuits, dedicated to a life of active ministry in the world, flocked...

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