- Over 200 guests gathered in Clongowes on May Day to celebrate a remarkable season for the school’s rugby teams. They retained both the Leinster schools senior cup and senior seconds cup, both of which they won last year. It was an evening of thanks and congratulations, for both the players and all who supported them, especially their parents.
- Readers of last Wednesday’s Irish Independent may remember a passionate article by Edmond Grace SJ. From his experience of drug addicts and their families in an inner-city complex, he takes issue with an earlier suggestion that addicts should be sterilised. In a constructive and compassionate way Edmond commends the work of the Family Support Network, giving hope to people who are despairing. See his article on the Independent’s site.
- The Four Courts Press, Dublin, has published a book edited by Brian Mac Cuarta SJ, Director of the SJ archives in Rome: “Reshaping Ireland 1550-1700: Colonization and its consequences: essays presented to Nicholas Canny.” It will be launched in the Royal Irish Academyat 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 7th June, and in NUIG Moore Institute, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday 1 June. Nicholas Canny is a historian, director of the Moore Institute, NUIG, and President of the Royal Irish Academy (2008-2011): see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Canny
- The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice (JCFJ) requires a preliminary Conference Organiser (part-time, three-month contract). Queries to 01-8556814 or [email protected]
- At the recent Crescent Past Pupils Union the founding Director of Bothar, Peter Ireton, was added to the Old Crescent Roll of Honour. Details at http://www.crescentpast.com At the same event Michael O’Sullivan SJ presented a copy of his book “How Roman Catholic Theology can transform Male violence against Women” which was launched in All Hallows by Professor Linda Hogan on 3 May.
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11 May – 13 may: Brussels visitation