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3R Productions relaunched as RNN

3R Productions, founded by John Dardis in 1990 as a news syndication service of religious and social affairs, was relaunched by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, on May 18, as Religious News Network. Religious News Network (RNN), a news syndication service of religious and social affairs, was launched by veteran sports broadcaster Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, on Thursday 18th May in the Jesuit ...

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Relics of St. Claude la Colombière come to Ireland

The Jesuit community at Paray-le-Monial is making the relics of Saint Claude la Colombière available to Irish dioceses. St Claude was the spiritual director of St Margaret Mary, recipient of the great revelations of the Sacred Heart, writes Bernard McGuckian SJ. This summer marks the occasion of two important anniversaries in the history of Sacred Heart devotion in the Church. ...

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Belvedere honours Jesuits with hand-written book

Belvedere has presented the Irish Province with an extraordinary book – a record of all Jesuits who have served in the school since its foundation in 1832. The book was crafted with the finest materials and the records were written up in beautiful calligraphy. Jesuit Provincial Fr. John Dardis was presented with a hand-written manuscript by the Board of Management ...

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Greetings from Sacred Space

E-Cards appropriate to the season can now be sent from the Sacred Space website. Gerry Bourke provides a round-up account of the site’s history and latest developments. A successful new feature of the Sacred Space website is the sending of greeting cards – or eCards, more like. Images and spiritual messages can be combined and sent to friends via email, ...

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Finding a new role for religion

Gerry O’Hanlon assesses the role which religion could assume in the Ireland of today, a country which has become, sadly, a place of ‘loads of money but no vision’. It may be time to re-imagine the role that religion plays in society. With all the good things that the Celtic Tiger and our Western world have given us, there is ...

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Sacred Heart Church, Limerick – Where are we now?

Dermot Murray SJ gives the background to the closure of the Sacred Heart church in Limerick and he explains where things stand now, both with respect to the purchase of the property and to the continuing work of Jesuits in the city. Last April, Fr. John Dardis, S.J., Provincial, announced that Sacred Heart Church would close in June 2006. He ...

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Bethlehem calling

Charlotte Carson, UK coordinator of Open Bethlehem, explains the difficulties Bethlehem faces this Easter – both the physical obstacles which cut it off from Jerusalem and the lack of the tourist traffic on which it depends. Soon it will be springtime in Bethlehem. The Christian heart of the Middle East will be bathed in warm sunlight, wild flowers blooming in ...

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Two schools, two writers, one award

A Jesuit connection between Joyce and Beckett has been the premise for a literary award given out each year to a pupil from either Clongowes or Portora, explains Bruce Bradley. On Monday, April 3rd, the 19th annual Beckett-Joyce Literary Award was given out in Clongowes. The award was inaugurated in 1988 by the past pupil unions of Clongowes and Portora ...

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Irish girl comes second in JRS competition

The life of aged-out minors seeking asylum in Ireland by Hélène Hofman At 2pm on April the 18th 2006 at a prize-giving ceremony at the European Parliament, the Jesuit Refugee Service announced the winners of the competition for student journalists they have run across Europe. The winners, decided by a panel of professional journalists, are Kasper Tveden Jensen, studying in ...

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Rising son returns from East

Joe Mallin SJ, son of Commdt. Michael Mallin, who was executed for his role in the Easter Rising, has been invited to join dignitaries at the commemoration events this Easter. At 92, he is the only surviving child of any of the executed leaders, writes Dermot Roantree. Fr Joseph Mallin SJ, the last surviving child of an executed 1916 leader, ...

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