John O’Malley SJ author of What Happened at Vatican II, will be visiting Ireland on the invitation of the Irish Jesuit Province and the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland. He will give the Society’s centenary lecture, entitled ‘Interpreting Vatican II: the Controversy and its Solution’ in Belvedere College, Dublin, Friday, 9 Sept., 2011, 6pm. Admission free, light refreshments after.
Well-known Jesuit author Michael Paul Gallagher will give a public lecture on the role of the imagination in spirituality entitled ‘Imagination: a spiritual anchor for today’ in Gardiner Street Church, Dublin 1 on Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2011, 7.30pm. Listen here to him speaking about this subject to Pat Coyle of the JCC.
Among the awards of the Architectural Association of Ireland for new buildings in 2011, the Community House in Milltown Park received a Special Mention.
John K. Guiney, Mission Office Director: As donations come in to meet the emergency in Eastern Africa, we are channelling all monies to our Jesuit relief projects in the Eastern Africa Province and JRS Eastern Africa. The projects are small, real, direct and accountable.
In June the Jesuit retreat house outside Dresden (Saxony) celebrated 90 years of serving the people in that part of Germany. Laurence Murphy, the Jesuit spiritual director in Maynooth, was invited to give the “Festvortrag” on the second day of the weekend celebrations. He chose as the subject of his talk a recurring theme in Ignatian writings “little by little” (Schritt fuer Schritt). A large audience was appreciative of his presentation, delivered in Hochdeutsch.
Tiger Aspect, the production company which made ‘The Big Silence’, the series shot in St Bueno’s, featuring Jesuit spiritual directors: shown on BBC 2 last year, has released the series on two DVDs. Read the full story on the British Jesuit website.
Congratulations to Old Belvedere, who were voted Club of the Year by the Rugby Writers of Ireland, and to their legendary out-half Ollie Campbell, who was inducted into the Guinness Hall of Fame.