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New principal for Crescent

Dermot Cowhey is stepping down after five years as headmaster of the Crescent Comprehensive, Limerick. Nicholas Cuddihy, current principal of St. Dominic’s College in Dublin, has been appointed to take over at the beginning of the new academic year. Mr. Cuddihy from Dublin, has a degree in Theology and a masters in Educational Management and Leadership. Mr. Cowhey welcomed the ...

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Milltown holds double book launch

The Department of Spirituality at Milltown Institute is launching two books on May 30 at 5pm in the Institute Theatre. The first book is entitled With Wisdom Seeking God: The Academic Study of Spirituality. It is edited by Una Agnew, Bernadette Flanagan and Greg Heylin, and will be launched by Dr. Caroline Renehan, of Mater Dei and DCU. Jesuit contributors ...

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Cut-price retreats for young adults (18-30)

For the second consecutive year, Saint Beuno’s Spirituality Centre in North Wales is offering retreats for young adults for as little as Stg£25. The Director of St Beuno’s, David Birchall SJ, notes that typical retreats costing Stg£300 to Stg£400 are too expensive, particularly for those in the 18-30 age group. So for an eight-day retreat beginning on Friday, June 6, ...

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Young adult spirituality

Rory Halpin, the outgoing director of Slí Eile, has welcomed the Young Adult edition of Review of Ignatian Spirituality (no. 117). Entitled At the Service of Young Adults, the issue highlights the young adult world and the challenges inherent in today’s culture. Rory noted that the four ‘pillars’ mentioned by Edward Mercieca SJ in the introduction were what Slí Eile’s ...

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Training Galway’s new spiritual directors

Eileen Houlihan from Milltown Institute visited the Diploma in Spiritual Direction course running in Galway last weekend 12-13 April. In her capacity as external examiner, she met the Manresa organising team of Angela Higgins IBVM, John Humphreys SJ and Brendan Comerford SJ. She also met the 13 canditates, taking time to examine their verbatims, reflections and book reviews. The two-year ...

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Changing the inner programming

Dick McHugh SJ and Myles O’Reilly SJ are giving a number of courses on Gestalt and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in Milltown during June and July 2008. Dick, who has worked and lived in India since 1951, along with Tony DeMello SJ, developed NLP to help people with their psychological and spiritual development. Dick has been giving this course in Milltown ...

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Blessed Columba Marmion Commemorated

Donal Neary SJ and Pat Coyle of the Jesuit Commuication Centre were guests at a special commemoration ceremony on Sunday April 6, to mark the 150th anniversary of Blessed Columbia Marmion in St Paul’s Church, Arran Quay, the church where he was baptised. Columba Marmion went to school in Belvedere before becoming a diocesean priest and, finally, a Benedictine monk. ...

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We remember in our prayer

Fr Tony Farren, facing an operation in a Galway hospital Br Joe Osborne, in hospital recovering from an operation The sick in Cherryfield

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New beginnings on Inis Oírr

Eleven young adults were on Inis Oírr in Galway Bay for the Easter Triduum as part of a joint initiative between Slí Eile and the Galway Spirituality Centre. This pilot retreat on the theme of “new beginnings” involved a pilgrimage to different sites on the island, a dawn resurrection mass, and group reflections. A poem from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus was ...

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Stations of the Cross on Sacred Space

Sacred Space presents a set of Kenyan-themed Stations of the Cross that are suitable for individual reflection and prayer. Both the images and the words are challenging and topical as they offer Kenyan perspectives in the art and in the consideration of climate change. Adapted from Trócaire’s 2008 Lenten Resources, the paintings accompanying each station are from Lodwar Cathedral. Having ...

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