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GC35 photographs

A number of photographs by Wisconsin Jesuit Don Doll have been made available to Jesuit publications. In some of them, the Irish Electors, John Dardis and Jim Corkery, can be seen at their places as the Congregation begins a session with a prayer at which two of the Dublin-based tertians assist.

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From French Polisher to Roman Secretary

An interview with Christy Murray on Nov, 10, 2005 First published in Interfuse Interfuse: I was amazed when I found out that you were born in 1912 – on February 29! You are one of those special people. Christy Murray: Yes. A birthday only every four years. That’s why you have lived so long, probably! Sure you’re only 23 years ...

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Jesuits have sights on China

ZENIT news agency reports that Jesuits Have Sights on China: Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach spoke with L’Osservatore Romano about the Jesuits’ hopes to get back to China and other matters being discussed at their Thirty-fifth General Congregation, which began Monday.

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Christy Murray RIP

Please pray for Rev. Brother Christopher Murray, S.J. who died at Cherryfield Lodge on 9 January 2008, aged 95 years. May he rest in peace.

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Jesuit Congregation begins in Rome

The Thirty-fifth General Congregation (GC35) of the Jesuits was formally opened in Rome on Monday 7 January. More than 220 Jesuits from around the world convened at the Jesuit Curia, which is close to the Vatican, to elect a new Superior General and to discuss the apostolic challenges confronting the Society in the years ahead. Father Kolvenbach is expected to ...

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Belvedere put rugby collection on show

Belvedere’s unique collection of rugby books and programmes, the Ray Carroll Rugby Collection, has been catalogued and housed in the Jesuit Library. Recent visitors – Edmund Van Esbeck (Irish Times), Seán Diffley (Irish Independent) and Willow Murray (Archivist, IRFU) – were very impressed. It will be officially launched by Ollie Campbell on Thursday 6 March at 8.30pm, two days before the ...

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Diving deeper in Galway

The Galway Centre of Spirituality ran a one-day course on Deepening Faith and Prayer on 5 January 2008. Seventeen people attended the course, which was given by Charlie Davey SJ, Angela Marson and Dermot Mansfield SJ from Manresa. The centre also runs a course in Spiritual Direction, also called spiritual mentoring or spiritual accompaniment, understood as the ministry of guiding ...

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Marriage of spirituality and sexuality

Milltown Park is the venue for a two-weekend seminar on spirituality and sexuality. It will be given by Ab Straatman, a Dutch homeopath who has founded the Irish School of Homeopathy and various other homeopathic bodies in the course of the last thirty years. Straatman is convinced that celibacy can be a fulfilling and vibrant path to God in which ...

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