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Living among the poor, listening to their silence

Mary Stokes spent a year as a Jesuit volunteer among the socially deprived people of the Ballymun flats in north Dublin. She reflects on the unsung heroes she met there, people who have helped to give a voice to the poor. Poverty is…on the barren soils of a far away continent…coins in a paper cup on street corner…in an empty ...

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Sunny Sudan surprise!

Katherine Butterly had her eyes opened wide by her experience of working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Sudan for a year. Life is hard in the Sudan, but the Sudanese are a hardy people. Hi, I’m Katherine Butterly from rainy Rathmines. I recently returned from a year with Jesuit Refugee Service in sunny Sudan. It was the best of ...

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Slí Eile Easter experience in Clongowes Wood

Breda Lannigan remembers a truly meaningful Easter with Slí Eile in Clongowes. Going to the Slí Eile Easter Experience, she says, is like “going home for a family reunion”. It’s Thursday evening, and the last group arrives. It has been a long day for most, coming from all corners of Ireland. This year was particularly special for me, after four ...

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Singing Gospel behind bars

Anne Hallahan of the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir remembers the choir’s experience of singing two Masses in Wheatfield Prison. They went down well with the inmates, though they thought it wise to leave “If you love someone, set them free” off the playlist. Wheatfield prison to sing at the prisoners’ Mass. We, the choir, had been asked many times to ...

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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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