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Belvedere Youth Club celebrates 90th year

Belvedere Youth Club held a special mass and a concert in April to celebrate their 90th year in operation. Their after-schools programme continues to see more than 160 children a day avail of their services which include sports, nutrition, drama, computers, arts & crafts, and homework assistance. Located in the Dublin’s inner city, they also seek to help at-risk young ...

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LRA gets new president

The Lay Retreat Association (LRA) elected a new president, John Redmond, at its AGM on 20 May in Milltown Park. The outgoing president, Pat Carey, suffered a stroke recently. Though still quite weak, he is currently making a good recovery and receiving excellent medical attention. The LRA is a group of lay men and women who organise and promote Jesuit ...

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“I’m voting yes, and here’s why”

Edmond Grace SJ, author of Democracy and Public Happiness, sees the Lisbon Treaty as necessary for the smooth and coherent functioning of the European Union. The old rubrics of government, established with a much smaller Union in mind, are now inadequate to the purpose. The main story of the European Union is about hundreds of millions of people emerging from ...

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Annual meeting of Social Apostolate coordinators

Brendan Mac Partlin SJ was in Rome as one of the European representatives at the Social Apostolate coordinators annual meeting from 26 to 31 May. They met to look at Jesuit social apostolates in the light of General Congregation 35 and to prepare a strategic vision for the Social Apostolate and the Social Justice Secretariat office. They also looked at ...

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Noel Barber SJ lays Terry Keane to rest

The funeral Mass for Irish journalist and socialite Terry Keane was said by Fr Noel Barber SJ, a family friend. In the eulogy he delivered in the Church of St Joseph in Glasthule on 4 June, Fr Barber remarked that only the people who were close to her knew the “true, generous, loving and loyal Terry”. “We all make errors,” ...

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Guiney in Toronto

On Thursday, May 29, John Guiney, SJ visited the Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) office in Toronto. The visit included a conversation with CJI and Curia staff, which focused on his work in Africa, a reflection on recent events in Kenya and his plans for international work in the Irish province. For more than 25 years he lived and worked in ...

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Slí Eile volunteering review

Slí Eile are currently carying out a review of their international volunteering projects, examining questions of effectiveness, cost-benefit, sustainability and volunteer impact. An external consulant, Kieran Brehony, has been hired to do the review, thanks to an IMRS grant application made through the Jesuit Mission office. Kieran has been interviewing volunteers and Slí Eile staff involved with the international trips.

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Ireland’s literary patron saint

In the May issue of America Magazine, Irish Jesuit Tom Casey writes an incisive article on what we have to learn from Ireland’s unofficial, or literary, ‘patron saint’ – Leopold Bloom, protagonist of James Joyce’s Ullyses, who is commemorated annually on Bloomsday, 16 June. Fr Casey, who is Professor of Philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome, sees both Bloom ...

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Slovene Pilgrimage to Ireland

Glendalough, Clonmacnoise, Knock, Lough Derg, Ards Friary in Donegal, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, and the cathedral city of Armagh were the places visited by a Slovene parish this week on their pilgrimage around Ireland. The group of fifty pilgrims were led by Fr. Miran Zvanut SJ (pictured), who studied theology at Milltown Institute, Dublin, for several years. They were keen ...

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Rehab for St Aloysius

The June issue of Reality magazine has an article seeking to ‘rehabilitate’ St. Aloysius Gonzaga SJ. The author, Thomas J. Craughwell, argues that the real value of the saint’s heritage lies in his very human struggle with holiness and religious life, not in his overly sentimentalised image of piety and self-mortification. It is because of this misrepresentation, Craughwell argues, that ...

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