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Deep sharing in Moyross

Brendan McManus SJ spoke to a group of over fifty people in Moyross, Limerick, on the subject of suicide bereavement, on 7 February. His talk was based on his own story of how he dealt with his brother’s death.

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Jesuit responds to Stephen Fry

'Monstrous' and 'a maniac' was how Steven Fry described God on Gay Byrne's 'The Meaning of Life' programme this week. Brian Grogan SJ responded to this charge on Newstalk in conversation with Pat Kenny.

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Jesuits help Scorsese with ‘Silence’

Irish Jesuit Brian Mac Cuarta and the staff of the Roman Jesuit Archives are helping Martin Scorsese's production team with details for 'Silence', a film adaptation of Shusako Endo's novel about the Jesuits in 17th century Japan.

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Jack Reynor wins acting accolade at Sundance Film Festival

Jack Reynor, former Belvederean (pictured here with headmaster Gerry Foley and fiancée Madeline Mulqueen), has won the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his role in 'Glassland'.

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RIP: Fr Patrick Heelan SJ

Fr Patrick Heelan SJ died in Cherryfield Lodge on 1 February. Aside from being a Jesuit priest, he was a theoretical physicist and a philosopher of science who studied under three Nobel Prize winners.

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Mercy abounds at ‘Retreats Ireland’

Piaras Jackson SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ of the Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality unexpectedly gave the keynote addresses at the annual Retreats Ireland gathering in Dromantine, Co. Down, Jan 17-18, on behalf of Michael Paul Gallagher.

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Irish Jesuit addresses Ukrainian crisis

Edmond Grace SJ, Director of the PeopleTalk Democracy Project and former MEP Pat Cox addressed the Veritas in Caritate Social Academy in Ukraine recently on the crisis the country is facing. They have been invited back.

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Refurbished Belvedere House to hold art exhibition

The opening of the recently refurbished Belvedere House will be marked by a public exhibition on Friday 30 January. It will showcase the work of such past pupils as Harry Clarke, Patrick Campbell, Sam Stephenson, and Michael Scott.

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Jesuits in Lahore

Brian O'Leary SJ was invited to Pakistan to lecture on aspects of Ignatian spirituality. He found a small but vibrant group of Jesuits as well as many other dedicated religious. The political climate, however, was daunting. He reports.

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New book elucidates Jesuit ‘way of proceeding’ in education

“A meditation by people in the field” is how Professor Daire Keogh described The Characteristics of Jesuit Education when he launched the book edited by Brian Grogan SJ, in St Patrick’s College Drumcondra on Thursday 22 January.

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