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Roads to Rome

The Irish Provincial, John Dardis SJ, and Jim Corkery SJ will travel to Rome in January to take part in the 35th Jesuit General Congregation (GC35) . This is the ruling body for deciding issues around Jesuit mission and identity. This Congregation will address, among other issues, the retirement of Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, General since 1983 and now 78 years ...

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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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