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A memoir full of gratitude

Catherine McCann, lifelong friend of recently deceased Jesuit Charlie O'Connor, has just published 'In Gratitude: The Story of a Gift-Filled Life', a memoir of what Tom Casey SJ calls 'an engrossing life'.

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‘Passion and Persuasion’

Dr Audrey Nicholls, art curator, takes Pat Coyle on a tour of 'Passion and Persuasion', an exhibition of Jesuit-inspired paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition has been attracting considerable crowds.

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Pat Davis SJ reflects about his life and work as a Jesuit in Belfast

Pat Davis SJ reflects with Pat Coyle about his vocation and life in the Jesuits, including his work in the areas of spirituality and counselling in Belfast, living in Northern Ireland during the troubles, and sharing the compassion of Jesus.

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Exploring Jesuit Humanism

Conscience, competence, compassion and commitment, not solely as conventionally understood, are the key characteristics of a Jesuit humanism for today, according to Jesuit educationalist Dr David Tuohy SJ.

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Jesuit connection

Joe Dargan SJ, former Irish Jesuit Provincial, met Sir Alex Ferguson ten years ago and they’ve been good friends ever since. Joe has many insights into the recently retired Manchester United boss,regarded by many as the greatest football manager ever.

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Exploring the implications of HIV/AIDS

In spite of massive media attention, there is much about the HIV/AIDS phenomenon which has not been properly addressed, according to Michael Kelly SJ, an internationally renowned expert in this field. He looks back here on his experiences and observations in Zambia.

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Kirsteen Kim: Can Christians around the world really unite?

Kirsteen Kim is Professor of Theology and World Christianity at Leeds Trinity University. She talks to Pat Coyle about the need for European Christianity to ‘share and shed’ and learn from the many Christian Churches around the world.

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The changing face of missionary life. Joe Hayes SJ on his time in Zambia.

Joe Hayes SJ has spent almost forty years on the missions in Zambia, to where he’s returning after a short break back in Ireland. Before he left, and nearing Mission Sunday, he spoke to Pat Coyle about his life and the changing face of missionary life.

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The Bible and gender violence

Michael O’Sullivan SJ’s book ‘How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence against Women’ is a theological analysis of male violence against women ‘which brings a new and unique perspective to bear on the discussion about the sexist substrata of the Christian tradition. It treads where few male theologians have previously gone.'(Professor Linda Hogan)

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What does ‘Spiritual Capital’ mean? Dr Michael O’Sullivan SJ discusses.

Michael O’Sullivan SJ worked in El Salvador and Pinochet’s Chile. He talks about the moral morass he found himself in, the importance of liberation theology and his friendship with Sr Pat Farrell, former head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LWCR). And all in the context of the papacy of Pope Francis.

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