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That they may be one?

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ecumenism 01

One of the great developments from Vatican II was the coming together of various Christian churches in a spirit of dialogue and friendship. 'Expanding Hope' is the theme of a Jesuit podcast series for Advent, focussing on...

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AIDS is a feminist issue

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mkelly 01

The AIDS disease is almost 120 years old but it did not spread across the world until globalisation ensured world-wide travel. It's partly genetic based and will only be eradicated if the subjugation of woman ceases...

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Félicitations, Conor!

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charper 01

Family friends and fellow Jesuits of Conor Harper SJ, packed the French Embassy in Dublin, Friday 30 November where the French Ambassador to Ireland Emmanuelle Achon presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

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Happy 125th birthday, Messenger

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messenger 01

The Irish Sacred Heart Messenger is 125 years old, come this January. And to mark the occasion, the Messenger Office have brought out a special edition which features the cover of the very first magazine, published in...

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Homily at First Vows in the Society of Jesus

Preparing for today’s ceremony over the past four weeks has brought back memories of making my own first vows. It evoked memories of the six months before vows, of the ceremony itself and of my life after the ceremony, studying and in working various places. In the months leading up to vows: I wondered “was this way of life really ...

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Illuminating the Irish Church

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bofkells 01

Thanks to the kindness of Amanda Dillon, the Jesuit Library at Milltown currently has a splendid facsimile edition of the Book of Kells on loan and on public display. In time-honoured fashion, a new page is turned each day...

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Expanding Hope

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boleary 01

'Expanding Hope' is the theme of a Jesuit podcast series for Advent, focussing on the state of ecumenism, fifty years after Vatican II. Brian O'Leary, Jesuit delegate for ecumenism, says hope is an Advent theme, needed now...

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Brother Martin graduates at 78

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In 2004 Fr General Kolvenbach encouraged Jesuit Brothers to interest themselves in theology and spirituality. 70-year-old Martin Murphy, a veteran of the Zambian Mission, was living in Gardiner Street with time on his hands...

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Vowing to serve

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"Community is not just a base camp from which we go out to study, teach and preach. It is there that we help each other to be companions of Jesus, to live out the vows you will shortly make.  My prayer for you is that...

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Living among strangers

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studies autumn 01

The latest issue of Studies (Autumn 2012) contains a diverse set of articles. Prominent among these is Peter Sutherland's address to the Eucharistic Congress in June, in which he reflects on the sense of isolation often felt by migrants.

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