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JESUITICA: a foreign boss

This month marks the 150th birthday of the Irish Jesuit Province, its corporate coming of age. Before 1860 it was a vice-province, and before 1829 a mission. In 1836 the energetic Dutch General, John Roothaan, pictured here, scolded Peter Kenney, the Irish Provincial, for not writing regular Latin letters to Rome. “Woe to those members who act as though they are ...

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A great ex-Jesuit

This month marks the sesquicentenary not just of the Irish Province, but of Patrick Dinneen, the Irish lexicographer and historian,who was a Jesuit for twenty years. He was a Kerryman, born in 1860. There are no Jesuit houses near the boggy uplands of Sliabh Luachra, but a visiting Jesuit missioner  noticed the bright teenage Patrick, and persuaded his parents to send him to Clongowes, ...

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A million for the homeless

The 25th Belvedere College Annual Sleep-Out and Fast will take place on 22-24 December outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2 and at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. First established in 1985, the ‘Sleep-Out’ involves past and present pupils and teachers sleeping on the streets to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness and raise funds for ...

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