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Spanish video on the New Jesuit General

A documentary on the new Jesuit General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, which was shown at the recent Irish Province Assembly is now available on the Jesuit website: www.jesuit.ie. Originally made in Spanish by Informe Semanal, it was translated by Fernando Galligo SJ and the Jesuit Communication Centre (JCC) and subtitled in English for its début at the Assembly. It features a ...

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Peace building in Kenya

The Jesuit Mission Office in Dublin has successfully secured funds from the Irish Missionary Resource Service (IMRS) to sponsor a project promoting peace and reconciliation among the people of Kenya. The project, run by the Jesuit Hakimani Centre in Nairobi, aims to rebuild trust and cooperation among the different tribal groups affected by the violence resulting from the elections of ...

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Vocations in focus

Conall O’Cuinn SJ has just returned from a three day Jesuit European Vocation Directors Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. They addressed key questions such as: Is eighteen too young to join the Jesuits? When is too old?; Why are Jesuits reticent to invite people to join? Twenty Jesuit Provinces were represented at the meeting, including Lebanon, Romania, and Malta. Fr. Orlando ...

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Pope meets Avery Dulles SJ

EWTN commentators say the Pope met with Cardinal Avery Dulles SJ on his visit to St Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York, for the ‘Blessing of Youth with Disabilities’. Avery Dulles is an eminent theologian and almost ninety years old. Commentator Richard Arroyo said that Cardinal Dulles is currently in poor health and asked viewers to keep him in their ...

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Young adult spirituality

Rory Halpin, the outgoing director of Slí Eile, has welcomed the Young Adult edition of Review of Ignatian Spirituality (no. 117). Entitled At the Service of Young Adults, the issue highlights the young adult world and the challenges inherent in today’s culture. Rory noted that the four ‘pillars’ mentioned by Edward Mercieca SJ in the introduction were what Slí Eile’s ...

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President and Archbishop commend Jesuits and colleagues

President Mary McAleese gave a challenging and encouraging address to almost three hundred Jesuits and their colleagues at the Irish Jesuit Province Assembly on Saturday April 12, 2008 where she said, “We have reached a type of zero-hour, a moment when our next steps can radically alter the trajectory of our history”. Speaking to the conference theme “Called to the ...

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Francis Xavier’s head

Work is currently underway to renovate the statues on the roof of Gardiner St Church, particularly to solve the problem of the headless St Francis Xavier! Donal Neary SJ, the Parish Priest, commented that only two people during the last four years have noticed this rather strange looking statue. The shaky hand of the Sacred Heart will also be repaired, ...

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Training Galway’s new spiritual directors

Eileen Houlihan from Milltown Institute visited the Diploma in Spiritual Direction course running in Galway last weekend 12-13 April. In her capacity as external examiner, she met the Manresa organising team of Angela Higgins IBVM, John Humphreys SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ. She also met the 13 canditates, taking time to examine their verbatims, reflections and book reviews. The two-year ...

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Changing the inner programming

Dick McHugh SJ and Myles O’Reilly SJ are giving a number of courses on Gestalt and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in Milltown during June and July 2008. Dick, who has worked and lived in India since 1951, along with Tony DeMello SJ, developed NLP to help people with their psychological and spiritual development. Dick has been giving this course in Milltown ...

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