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Keeping people posted

The GC35 section of SJWeb.info, the website of the Jesuit Press Office in Rome, draws attention in a recent post to the defining nature of its own role in Jesuit history. In an article entitled ‘A “Global” General Congregation’, it comments that “new technology is revolutionizing the way we transmit information, also in the Society of Jesus”. “We no longer ...

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Time-out for legal people

Manresa are holding a day of reflection for people in the legal profession. The Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Clontarf, Dublin, extends an open invitation to legal practitioners to attend the Centre on Saturday 29 March, 2008 from 10.00am to 5.00pm. The reflection on one’s life journey will be guided by Fr Brendan Comerford SJ and Sr Avril O’Regan RLR. ...

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Retreating to Clongowes

Slí Eile is holding a retreat in Clongowes Wood this Easter. It will run from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 March. It is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 35, and will cost €100 for the waged and €85 for the unwaged. Application forms are now available from Patricia O’Connor, Programme Coordinator at Slí Eile. Call her ...

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Death of Walter Burghardt SJ

Fr Walter Burghardt SJ, one of the most distinguished Catholic preachers of the 20th century, has died, aged 95, in the provincial infirmary on the campus of St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Fr Burghardt was a Senior Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Institute in Washington, D.C. and Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of America. His articles appeared in many ...

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A Jesuit Off-Broadway

Currach Books (a division of Columba Press) has announced that it is now distributing in Ireland the latest book of James Martin SJ, A Jesuit Off-Broadway. James Martin is author of other books such as My Life with the Saints and Searching for God at Ground Zero. In his recent work, Martin recounts his six months as theological consultant for ...

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Pilgrims on the Aran Islands

Debbie Moore of Slí Eile and Conall Ó Cuinn SJ, Jesuit Vocations Director, are leading a group of young adults on their first pilgrimage this Easter. The venue will be the Aran Islands, and they will be there for the Easter celebrations. Charlie Davy and John Humphreys SJ, of the Galway Centre of Spirituality, will be lending a hand too. ...

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Liam Greene RIP

Please pray for the soul of Fr Liam Greene SJ, who died unexpectedly Friday morning, 15 February 2008 after taking ill suddenly. He was 65 years old and was working with the JUST programme in Ballymun. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Funeral arrangements The body of Fr Liam Greene SJ will be removed to St. Francis Xavier ...

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Jesuits for a networking age

The emergence of the internet has impacted on a lot more than how society communicates, argues Nicolas Standaert SJ. It is symptomatic of a much more profound shift in the way society both sees itself and functions, and the effect of this is evident even at General Congregation 35.  “We have not yet found solutions (nor has the secular world),” ...

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Jesuits in the rare oul times

The Winter 2007 issue of Company, the quarterly magazine of the US Jesuits, has an article by Eddie O’Donnell SJ on ‘Father Browne’s Jesuit Ireland’. It includes some great Fr Browne photos of Jesuits at Rahan, Milltown, Limerick, Clongowes, etc. View the article here.

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Launch of education booklet for migrants

Community Links has developed a new booklet for parents, entitled  “Your Child and Schools in Ireland”. It aims to give migrant and refugee parents clear information about education in Ireland, covering such topics as enrolment, the different types of primary and secondary schools, health checks, getting financial help for sending children to school, special educational needs, and language support. It ...

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