- As the picture shows, the bulldozers finally tackled the old Cherryfield on Monday, 3 November.
- This Friday and Saturday, 7-8 November, the Milltown Institute will host an International Pastoral Conference with Dr Timothy Radcliffe OP as the keynote speaker, on: “Who do you say that I am?”
- Speaking to Fr Provincial, John Dardis, this morning, 4 November, Gerry Clarke said he moved back to Goma yesterday after having spent a number of days over the Rwandan border on account of the danger from rebel troops near Goma. Goma is calm now, he said; the ceasefire is holding but the situation is still fragile. There is a strong presence of police and UN forces in the town at present to ensure security. “It’s lovely to know you are thinking of us,” he said.
- There will be a special welcome for Jesuits at the Mass in University Church on 11 November (6.30 p.m.) to mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of John Henry Cardinal Newman’s service to Irish education.
- Michael J. Kelly SJ has been asked and agreed to serve as a member of the International Advisory Board for the Combat Diseases of Poverty (CDP) consortium based at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
- The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir provided backing vocals for two tracks to the new CD from Luca Bloom, called ‘Eleven Songs’. They were recorded in the Ignatian Room, at the back of Gardiner Street Church.
- Niall O’Neill, Senan Timoney, Brendan Duddy and John Dunne, whom we prayed for in their sickness, are all happily back with their communities.
FR PROVINCIAL’S DIARY
3 Nov – 6 Nov: Gardiner Street visitations
10 Nov – 11 Nov: Gardiner Street Apostolate visitations