- Fr Provincial Tom Layden is back from a meeting in Bad Schönbrunn, Switzerland, of European Provincials planning matters of common concern. The principal event was the handing over of the baton, of President of the Conference of European Provincials, from Mark Rotsaert to our own John Dardis, who is settling down in exile.
- Magis Ireland are running a ‘Discover Programme’ from November 2010 to May 2011. It is designed for young adults who grapple with questions concerning God, spirituality, and faith. Small groups come together to share prayer and a space where they can genuinely explore their faith and how it relates to everyday life. A number of groups are starting in early November. If you are interested please contact Padraig Swan at 01-8943164 or email [email protected]
- Congratulations to Fergus Flood, a 1st Year student in Belvedere, on being chosen for the ISA Optimist Squad because he is one of the top sailors in Ireland in this class of single-handed, 8-foot dinghies. This choice gives him a winter of high-level coaching and experience of international events.
- Following the launch of his book on Archbishop Byrne of Dublin on 21 October, Todd Morrissey went to Rome next day with Prof. Dermot Keogh and Dr Daire Keogh to read papers at a Conference at the Irish College entitled : “The Catholic Church and the Founding of the Irish State, 1914-1937”. The Conference opened with a reception for participants at Ireland’s Embassy to the Holy See. Other speakers at the Conference included Martin Browne, OSB, headmaster at Glenstal, and Ambrose Macauley from Belfast, a parish priest and well- known historian.
FR PROVINCIAL’S DIARY
1-4 November: Gardiner Street visitation
5 November: CORI EGM