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An Chroí Naofa

The winter edition of Irish language publication An Timire is now available. This issue contains articles by Paula Gilmore of Open Heart House (HIV/AIDS support), Ruth Patterson of Restoration Ministries and Katri Halme of Camphill Community. Fr. Sylvester, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, explains their new house in Moyross, Limerick, in the context of service of the Gospel. Is ...

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Beyond appearances

Realities of Irish Life is the theme of the winter edition of the Irish journal Studies. Many of the articles point to contemporary contradictions and paradoxes and highlight the need “not to be deceived by appearances”.

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Address to the Irish Province Assembly, 1978

by Pedro Arrupe SJ My dear brothers in Christ. Not counting my short stay in nineteen hundred and seventy one, for the meeting of the Ecumenists, it is nearly eleven years since I had the opportunity to visit Ireland for a more satisfying exchange with you. I was new to the office of General then. I hope what I had ...

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The Arrupe vision in action

November 8, 2007 The Arrupe vision in action Pedro Arrupe and the Jesuit Refugee Service by Mark Raper SJ Just four days before his cerebral stroke, in August 1981, I met Fr Arrupe in Manila. In that encounter the diminutive Father General was flanked by two tall members of his staff: Michael Campbell-Johnston his Secretary for Social Justice, with whom he had been working to set up Jesuit Refugee Service, and Bob Rush, his assistant for East Asia. Clearly they had briefed him for this meeting. Fr Arrupe then asked me to work for Jesuit Refugee Service in Asia. Within a few days he was rendered speechless and confined to the

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Bringing justice to the world

October 31, 2007 Bringing justice to the world by Peter McVerry SJ Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ is considered by many Jesuits, myself included, to be the “second founder” of the Society of Jesus. Like our original founder, St. Ignatius, he too was from the Basque country in Spain. Trained as a medical doctor, he worked in Japan and was there when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. This experience had a profound effect on him. It revealed to him that the dignity and value of each human being was no longer universally valued in our world and instilled in him a great desire to bring justice to our world

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