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Polish ministry thriving

The Gardiner Street Polish Ministry hosted a seminar on Family and Marriage, with direction and input from Mr Jack Pulikowski, author of fifteen books on family life. It took place in an overflowing Fr John Sullivan room. The Saturday session was followed by the weekly Scripture course, run by Fr Jaroslaw Paszynski SJ. Apart from the weekly Masses (Sat 7.15 ...

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Reflections on Advent

‘I don’t agree with people who say we’ve got to put the ‘Christ’ back into Christmas’ says Donal Neary SJ in an interview with Pat Coyle on his latest book, New Reflections on  Advent (Columba Press €5). “All the things we associate with Christmas can be made sacred if we approach it in the right frame of mind.” His book ...

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JESUITICA: A penchant for science

During their first century the Jesuits were the only scientific society in existence anywhere. Jesuit scientists treated science as a window on God’s grandeur. Science and mathematics maintained a place of honour in the curriculum established for Jesuit seminarians in the Roman College. Jesuit educators knew that “many a professor of philosophy has made no end of mistakes because of ...

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Jesuit Tertians retreat

Twelve Jesuits took an important step on Saturday 19 November when they began their thirty-day retreat in Dollymount. The twelve Tertians are being directed in the Spiritual Exercises by Joe Dargan, Jan Van de Poll and Kevin O’Rourke. Nine of this year’s Tertians are from European Provinces and three from Asia –  Brendan McManus and Piaras Jackson of the Irish ...

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Magis Ireland programme launched

Magis Ireland, the Jesuit outreach to young adults, officially launched its range of activities for 2011-12 on Friday 4 November, 6.30pm, with a cheese and wine reception in their offices at 20 Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. The Magis team outlined  many of the programmes planned for the year ahead, including reflection days, retreats and social justice outreach projects. Young ...

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Forthcoming events

Saturday 12 November: Inter-faith Experience for Young People. Magis Ireland, Gardiner Street and the Lantern Centre Synge Street at 9.30am to 7.30pm. Further information contact Noelle Fitzpatrick at [email protected] or Christine Santisteban at [email protected] Tuesday 15 November: An evening with Dermot Mansfield on Newman entitled “A light for our time”. Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin ...

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Short notices

For the first time in seven years, Belvedere, competing against 67 other teams, has won the UCD Literary and Historical Society Schools Mace, the most coveted senior debating trophy in Ireland. Johnny Byrne and Mark A. Kelly were the overall winners. Magis Ireland are holding A Day-Long Inter-Faith Experience for Young People in their offices in Gardiner St and The ...

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Celebrating good working relationships

Bill Toner SJ was one of the guest speakers at a ceremony marking the 60th anniverary of the National College of Ireland. The college, formerly known as the Catholic Workers’ College and then the National College of Industrial Relations, was founded by the Jesuits and played an important role in the social history of Ireland from the 1950s onward. Shop ...

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Sacred Space booked

Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2012, has just been launched this month. Published by Veritas, this eighth edition is  based on the popular online prayer website of the Irish Jesuits, www.sacredspace.ie. Last year over five million people used the prayer website, and many complemented their online praying with the book, which is continuing to grow in popularity, year after year. ...

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Challenging chaplaincy

‘Spirituality in Action: Chaplaincy in a Challenging Context’ was the theme of the second meeting of JUPC.eu (Jesuit University Pastoral Care, Europe), Mount St. Joseph’s Spirituality Centre, Malta, 3-6 November. Twenty-two chaplains attended, including, from Ireland, John Dardis, Terry Howard, Brendan Carmody and Leon O Giolláin. “Our objective was to reflect on how to engage university students in a faith ...

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