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Attracting young people to religious life

Those involved in promoting vocations need to think differently and understand youth culture today, according to Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, an Austrian Benedictine speaking at a recent SpIRE event.

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From grief to hope on the Camino

Daniel Lynch, a parishioner of Moyross has just returned from leading the parish pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. It was his lifeline after the tragic death of his partner last year.

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‘Good riddance or good influence?’

'Good Riddance or Good Influence? The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society' is the title of an international conference to be held in June and organised by the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

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Jesuits and the 1916 Rising

Damien Burke of Irish Jesuit archives has been researching the material in the archives concerning the role of the Jesuits in 1916 and their reaction to the Rising.

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Hammarskjöld – Prophet for the 21st century

Dr Roger Lipsey is author of a new book on the life and spirituality of Dag Hammarskjöld. He believes his death in a plane crash in 1961 was no accident and says he is a mystic and a martyr.

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Virginia Woolf: spirituality without God

Virginia Woolf may have been an atheist but she had a rich spirituality, according to Professor Stephanie Paulsell in her 8 March lecture organised by SpIRE.

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‘We must regain our outrage’

Peter McVerry SJ says we must regain our outrage and make it felt, if we as a society are to have any hope of effectively tackling the issue of homelessness and the housing crisis.

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Jesuit pupil is Pope’s pen pal!

Twelve-year-old Clara O’Gormain from the Jesuit Scoil Iognáid in Galway features in Pope Francis latest book 'Dear Pope Francis' in which he answers questions from children around the world.

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Mass of thanksgiving for Fr John Sullivan SJ

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presided over the Annual Mass in thanksgiving for the life of Venerable John Sullivan SJ. Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson gave the post-communion reflection.

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Reflections on Luke’s gospel

Donal Neary SJ's latest book is Gospel Reflections on Luke, the evangelist whose gospel is now being read at mass this new Church year. He talks here to Pat Coyle of Irish Jesuit Communciations about why he wrote the book.

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