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Missions day out

missions_01The annual day-out of the Jesuit Mission Office on 30 June had a motley group of missionaries, friends, volunteers and Mission Office staff descend on some of the best known historical sites in the capital. The day began with Mass in St Audoen’s Church, celebrated by the Provincial, Fr John Dardis, who expressed his deep appreciation for the missionary endeavour of the Irish Province over many years. Afterwards the group went on a tour of Dublinia, a museum dedicated to the Viking founders of Dublin and their medieval descendants. After lunch, the participants betook themselves to Christ Church Cathedral – a microcosm of Ireland’s religious and political history as well as a beautiful example of Christian architecture.  and housing some really fantastic Christian treasures. Pictured here are Frs John Dooley and Dick Cremins at lunch in the canteen of Dublin City Council.