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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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Mary – how she made a new man of Ignatius

It was Jesuits in Rome who, over 300 years ago, launched the custom of dedicating the month of May to Our Lady - appropriate given the vital role Our Lady played in the spiritual life of St Ignatius.

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‘Come away and rest for a while’

Patrick Muldoon :: Lay Retreat Association offers special places of quiet, silence and adoration through which God’s Spirit can be heard.

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It is good to judge like Pope Francis judges

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Pope Francis is a straight talker. He does not intend to trample on people’s toes, rather he makes judgements for the sound mental health of the general population.

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