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Warm welcome in Dundrum

Des O Grady SJ received a warm welcome from staff and patients when he took up his new post as Chaplain in the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin, this week. Des is picking up the reins from the Marists, who had worked there for many years. One of his illustrious predecessors is Blessed Columba Marmion, whose 150 anniversary will ...

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‘Thinking Faith’ website launched

The British Jesuits have launched a new online publication, Thinking Faith, and the current content features two Irish Jesuit contributions. Michael Hurley SJ asks ‘Our ecumenical hopes – where are they now?‘, and Jim Corkery analyses Pope Benedict’s latest encyclical, Spe Salvi. Thinking Faith has no regular “issue date”. Instead, articles are added at any time. If you want to ...

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Intercultural/interfaith calendar, 2008

The Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland has produced an Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2008 for schools which provides month-by-month information on special days in the lives of the main religious and cultural communities in Ireland. It also includes religious feasts, national days, international UN celebrations and bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland. It can be purchased from Community Links Project ...

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Galway rows

A former student at the Coláiste Iognáid was one of the 14-man rowing crew which broke the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. Ray Carroll has been rowing since he attended Galway’s Jesuit school and has represented Ireland in the World junior championships, the World University games, and won gold for Ireland in the European rowing championships. When his crew ...

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Father General elected

Adolfo Nicolás (aged 71) was born in Spain, and joined the Jesuit Japanese Mission. He studied theology at Sofia University, Tokyo, and at the Gregorian University in Rome. A former Provincial of Japan, he has most recently been the Moderator of Jesuit Provincials in East Asia and Oceania. The election followed four days of prayer and conversation by the 217 ...

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A message from the Provincial

A very special day for Jesuits around the world and for John Dardis SJ, Irish Provincial in Rome. The election hall today was a scene of tears and great emotion as the 29th successor to Ignatius Loyola was chosen by electors gathered from all continents.

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Irish Cardinals welcome newly elected Father General of Jesuits

Press Release from Jesuit Communication Centre, 19 January 2008 Cardinal Sean Brady and Cardinal Desmond Connell are among the many people giving a warm welcome to Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, the new Father General of the world-wide Jesuit Order. Fr Nicolás was elected this morning, Saturday 19 January 2008 by two-hundred and seventeen electors who came from all over the ...

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Adolfo Nicolás SJ: Six hopes for the General Congregation

When he left for Rome as an elector at GC35, Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ was Moderator of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania. Shortly before leaving, he expressed his thoughts about – and hopes for – GC35 in Province Express, a newsletter of the Australian Jesuits. Can we be realistic? I can still remember GC34. They are fond, ...

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Personal response to election of Father Adolfo Nicolás

The following personal response to the election today of Fr Adolfo Nicolás as Superior General of the Jesuits has been sent by Fr Fernando Franco of the Jesuit Social Justice Secretariat. We left the election hall only a few minutes ago. I am glad to announce that we have a new Superior General of the Society of Jesus. There is ...

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Death of Michael Reidy SJ

Fr Michael Reidy SJ died peacefully in Cherryfield early on the morning of Friday 18 January 2008, aged 90 years. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

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