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Fr Kolvenbach resigns

The Jesuit America Magazine is one publication that quotes the outgoing Father General: “With the blessing of the Holy Father granted the 20th of June 2005 and after having obtained a positive vote from the Assistants for provident care and from the Provincials of the whole Society on the seriousness of the reasons to resign, I present now to the ...

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Church unity week

This year is the centenary of the January Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Among the events organised for the week is the Morning Service programme on RTÉ, 27 January, at 11.15am, which will be led by staff and students from the Irish School of Ecumenics. The Week in Dublin opens with an ecumenical service in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral at ...

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Worrying time in Kenya

Violence in Kenya in recent weeks has already taken more than 600 lives, and it is feared that the situation may worsen in coming days. John Guiney SJ, who spent many years working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in East Africa, has been corresponding with his colleagues there. From Elias Omondi SJ, Director of the Hakimani Faith and Justice centre ...

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Sports history conference

Boston College-Ireland, a branch of the Jesuits’ Boston College, is holding a one-day conference on Sports History at their Dublin campus on St Stephen’s Green next February 16. Most of the papers relate to Irish sports history, covering such topics as ‘DeValera and sport’, ‘GAA and Soccer in Donegal, 1884-1914’ and ‘The Cork City GAA, Civil Disobedience and the Public ...

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Archbishop commends Institute for decades of engaging with culture

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, paid tribute to the work of religious in building Irish society. Speaking at a mass to launch Milltown Institutes’s celebration of forty years, the archbishop said that the Jesuits were among the groups that contributed to Irish cultural renewal. Drawing on Milltown’s history, he encouraged students and faculty to continue to find ways to ...

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Encountering the Creator

Heythrop College is running a five-day Jesuit Theology School in Ushaw College, Durham, for Jesuits and their co-workers from the British and Irish Provinces. It runs from Tuesday 25 March to Saturday 29 March. At the heart of the School is a plenary course on ‘Encountering the Creator’, led by Guy Consolmagno SJ. There are also many elective courses, all ...

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