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Forgiveness in Saints Maria Goretti and Ignatius

TOM CASEY SJ :: We all experience conflicts and divisions, most of them less tragic than what Maria Goretti had to undergo. To realise that an 11 year-old girl was able to forgive her killer is a great inspiration for us adults.

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Thomas of the Wounds and our vocation

TOM CASEY SJ :: St Thomas, who according to tradition was martyred by being pierced with a lance, is a source of inspiration and gratitude for Tom Casey.

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A sparrow to fall

Damien Burke :: A new BBC documentary on the Battle of the Somme explores the letters, postcards and personal possessions of Jesuit chaplain Fr Willie Doyle held at the Irish Jesuit Archives.

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The Jesuit saint who wanted a small heart

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the vocation of Fr Jacques Berthieu, a humble and generous Jesuit priest who was martyred in 1896 and canonised in 2012.

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Becoming a priest of Jesus’ wounded heart

TOM CASEY SJ :: Friday, 3 June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Tom Casey reflects on how the wounded heart of Jesus challenges him to be a more authentic priest.

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God can make a nobody into a priest

TOM CASEY SJ :: A thought for school-leavers – if God were a prospective employer, what would he be looking for in the interview? Probably not the same things as other employers.

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What does it mean to be ‘saved’?

BILL TONER SJ :: When I was studying theology in Milltown Park I visited home one Sunday. I told my father that I had to leave a bit early to finish an essay. He asked me what the essay was about and I said, “Well, the title is, ‘The notion of satisfaction in the soteriology of St Thomas Aquinas’”. My father replied, “What the hell use would that be to you working as a priest in Gardiner Street?”

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