The Lonergan Research Institute co-sponsored a symposium to honour Philip McShane (bottom row left in ordination photo from 1963), who was an Irish Jesuit for 25 years, for his five decades of contributions to Lonergan Studies. Phil, the final speaker at the celebratory banquet, observed that there are thousands of songs in Gaelic, but only two happy ones. He brought the banquet to a fitting close by singing one of the latter.
Brendan Staunton SJ is the guest speaker at the Gala Dinner of the Gerard Manley Hopkins International Literary Society, hosted in Maynooth College, Sunday 24 July, 5pm. His talk will focus on parallels between the life and work of artist Paul Cézanne and Gerard Manlely Hopkins.