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If Francis were with us today

March 20, 2006

Patrick Carberry SJ reflects what St Francis Xavier has meant to him in the past and means for him now, and he imagines what the saint would have to say...

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Exchanging worldly for missionary ambition

March 20, 2006

A bare-bone summary of the fascinating and eventful life of one of Christianity’s greatest saints, St Francis Xavier, a life with a profound message and a long legacy. 2006 is...

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Telling the Liberian story

February 20, 2006

Former Crescent pupil Liam Ó Cathasaigh prepares to go to Liberia with Colm Quinn to shoot a film about the work of the Jesuit Refugee Service there. This project is...

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Tsunami victims remembered at art exhibition

February 20, 2006

Pat Coyle describes the opening of Kingsley Gunatillake’s exhibition in Trinity College Chapel on 3 February. There were anxious moments before Charlie Bird arrived to launch the exhibition, but the...

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Is that too much to pray for?

February 20, 2006

Gerry Clarke explains how a small group of young adults in Slí Eile have become determined to examine their faith without flinching at the big questions which life and the...

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Ziva Voda – running for water

February 20, 2006

Slovenian Jesuit Miran Zvanut explains how his experience in Ireland inspired him and some fellow-Slovenians to raise money for Jesuit missions in Africa by running marathons. Many avoid speaking of...

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Getting real: ‘Deus Caritas Est’

February 20, 2006

Cathy Molloy sees the new encyclical as a fine instance of the Church “getting real” about matters which concern ordinary people, both in their personal lives and in their response...

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Kashmir earthquake appeal – Thank you

February 20, 2006

Bill Toner recalls how the Irish Province’s appeal on behalf of earthquake victims in Kashmir was started, and he reports on the projects which have been helped by the money...

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The origins of the Novena of Grace

February 20, 2006

by Donal Neary SJ The Novena of Grace originated in Naples, Italy in 1643, when a Jesuit, Fr Marcellus Mastrilli, was cured through the intercession of St Francis Xavier, who...

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Remembering James McPolin SJ

January 26, 2006

January 26, 2006 Remembering James McPolin SJ Michael O’Sullivan’s homily at the funeral of James McPolin SJ by Michael O’Sullivan SJ About two years ago Jimmy said to me that...

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