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Our first centenarian, An t-Athair Ó Fionnagáin

February 17, 2009

Wednesday 18 February sees a unique birthday. For the first time an Irish Jesuit has turned a hundred. In the face of Fr Proinsias Ó Fionnagáin you see a man prone...

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Where is Richard O’Dwyer?

February 17, 2009

AMDG Express last located Richard O’Dwyer in Ethiopia. He moved from there to Nairobi in Kenya, where he spent a good Christmas with a Jesuit community. Since then he has...

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Sleep-out reaches a million

February 17, 2009

Fr Peter McVerry SJ unveiled a plaque in Belvedere College to acknowledge that the “Sleep Out” run by the students of the College had raised over €1,000,000 for the upkeep...

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Losing a linchpin

February 17, 2009

In any office there are usually one or two people who seem irreplaceable. In the Jesuit Communication Centre our web developer, John McDermott, fits that description, and alas, we have...

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Has the church come as far as Kandinsky?

February 17, 2009

‘The Second Vatican Council and Impressionism’ was the intriguing subject of a guest lecture in the Milltown Institute by Brendan Staunton SJ on Monday 16 February. Those who heard his...

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In search of excellence

February 17, 2009

This month’s Ignatian Identity Group (IIG) meeting in Coláiste Iognáid tackled one of the Characteristics of Jesuit Education, In Pursuit of Excellence. Chaired by Conall Ó Cuinn SJ, it featured presentations...

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At the frontiers – young people find God

February 17, 2009

Where do young people find God? In freedom and friendship, providence and prayer – not much mention of church, schooling or social justice. That was the message given convincingly to...

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Volunteer teachers required

February 17, 2009

Jesuit Volunteers International (JVI) Ireland are looking for two volunteer teachers to work at a new Jesuit venture, St. Ignatius Primary school, in Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania. The...

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Retreat for parents

February 17, 2009

Slí Eile’s Debbie Moore and Colleen Brown from Boston College ran a retreat for parents, on the theme ‘Appreciation Parenthood’. While Audrey Hogan and Connie Dunne looked after the children,...

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Short Notices

February 17, 2009

Connaught Hockey Final: Coláiste Iognáid convincingly won the Connaught Hockey final on 10 February in Dangean Park, Galway. They beat Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Athlone. With a final score...

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