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Rediscovering a Caravaggio masterpiece

The National Gallery’s Assistant Director came one day to meet Noel Barber SJ. He had astonishing news for him. That painting from the community dining room – it was an original Caravaggio! Noel tells the full story.

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President marks Clongowes anniversary

President Michael D. Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, visited Clongowes Wood College on 4 March, 201 years to the day after Fr Peter Kenney SJ signed the Deed of Purchase for the estate. He unveiled a commemorative plaque.

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‘Dying for a Drink’

"Legislation is more effective that education in tackling alcohol abuse," Professor Frank Murray told members of the Pioneer Association in his talk entitled 'Dying for a Drink', delivered at their conference in All Hallows College, Dublin.

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Insight into inspirations of Pope Francis

Austen Ivereigh, British religious journalist and writer, spoke on 2 March in Gardiner Street Church on 'Pope Francis: Behind the mission'. He examined the development of thought of Jorge Bergoglio, and particularly his understanding of reform.

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Death of Frank Prendergast

Frank Prendergast, Labour Party politician, union official, and Mayor of Limerick City for two terms, passed away on 19 February at the age of 81. The chief celebrant at his funeral was Jesuit priest Fr Todd Morrissey.

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Manresa’s diverse activities

Manresa House, Clontarf, used to only offer retreats. Now the array of its services is much richer: Oasis days, Spring weekends, training in spiritual direction, directed or preached retreats, Exercises in Daily Life, etc.

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