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Fr Kolvenbach resigns

The Jesuit America Magazine is one publication that quotes the outgoing Father General: “With the blessing of the Holy Father granted the 20th of June 2005 and after having obtained a positive vote from the Assistants for provident care and from the Provincials of the whole Society on the seriousness of the reasons to resign, I present now to the ...

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Worrying time in Kenya

Violence in Kenya in recent weeks has already taken more than 600 lives, and it is feared that the situation may worsen in coming days. John Guiney SJ, who spent many years working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in East Africa, has been corresponding with his colleagues there. From Elias Omondi SJ, Director of the Hakimani Faith and Justice centre ...

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Sports history conference

Boston College-Ireland, a branch of the Jesuits’ Boston College, is holding a one-day conference on Sports History at their Dublin campus on St Stephen’s Green next February 16. Most of the papers relate to Irish sports history, covering such topics as ‘DeValera and sport’, ‘GAA and Soccer in Donegal, 1884-1914’ and ‘The Cork City GAA, Civil Disobedience and the Public ...

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Encountering the Creator

Heythrop College is running a five-day Jesuit Theology School in Ushaw College, Durham, for Jesuits and their co-workers from the British and Irish Provinces. It runs from Tuesday 25 March to Saturday 29 March. At the heart of the School is a plenary course on ‘Encountering the Creator’, led by Guy Consolmagno SJ. There are also many elective courses, all ...

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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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