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Drink less for Lent

February 24, 2009

The Pioneer Association has launched a Lenten campaign this year, urging Irish people to abstain from alcohol during Lent or at least to reduce their consumption. Speaking on Temperance Sunday,...

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Happy Birthday, Sacred Space

February 24, 2009

Ash Wednesday, 25 February, marks the tenth anniversary of Sacred Space, the online prayer website set up by the Jesuit Communication Centre in Leeson Street. It has been a phenomenal...

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President receives Japanese students

February 24, 2009

President Mary McAleese gave generously of her time and attention this week to a group of students from the Jesuit Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Accompanied by two Jesuits, Donal...

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A great giver

February 24, 2009

When Barney, Michael and Alan McGuckian, three sons of Pauline McGuckian and all three Jesuit priests, were at their mother’s death-bed this week they started to recite Vespers together when they...

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Progress on Milltown Residence

February 24, 2009

The future of Milltown Park is still full of question-marks, but one item is clear. The community will be moving into a building which is being constructed on the site...

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JESUITICA: Masters in education

February 24, 2009

Before their suppression in 1773, the Jesuits had been called the schoolmasters of Europe. Back in 1605 Francis Bacon, the philosopher and Lord Chancellor of England, had advised:  “For education...

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Short notices

February 24, 2009

Last  May Edmond Grace SJ appealed for funds to buy desks for a school in Syngonya, Zambia. The response was amazing:  the desks, as you see from the photo, are now...

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Fin-again

February 24, 2009

The country, the Society of Jesus, the Irish Province and the Gardiner Street community combined beautifully and joyously to celebrate the first Irish Jesuit to reach the venerable age of...

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A saint in the making

February 24, 2009

Over five hundred people attended the annual mass of thanksgiving and prayer for the canonisation of  Fr John Sullivan SJ in Gardiner St Church on Saturday 21 February. Fr Tom Morrissey SJ gave...

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