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Come and see

birmingham_01.jpgTwice a year, the Jesuit Joint Irish-British Novitiate in Birmingham hosts a Come & See for those interested in seeing real novitiate life. This last weekend a Polish sports teacher and lorry driver living in England, a German lecturer in mathematics teaching at an English university, and an ex-prison officer came and saw. Conall O’Cuinn SJ and Matthew Power SJ (pictured here), the Irish and British Vocations Promoters led the weekend. Kennedy O’Brien SJ from Gonzaga College, Dublin joined them to tell his faith story. Each of the visitors shared briefly their story. Conall and Kennedy were co-novices in Dublin (1975-77). Though not present at the weekend, two Irish candidates are preparing to apply for the novitiate. Others are considering. The next Come and See will take place next November: see Www.jesuitvocations.ie