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Devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Irish experience

Dr Louise Fuller, Research Fellow at NUI, Maynooth, charts the history of devotion to the Sacred Heart in Ireland. This article is re-published with permission from Intercom, May 2008. Devotion to the Sacred Heart has a long history dating back to the medieval period in the Church, but the development and popularity of the devotion in modern times dates from ...

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Fr John Hayes: a Jesuit at war

November 29, 2006 Fr John Hayes: a Jesuit at war New book relates story of WWII Jesuit hero by Patrick McNamara John Hayes, the son of Michael and Agnes Hayes (nee Lyons), 21 Ascot Terrace, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick was born on 15th February 1909. His early education by the Jesuits at The Crescent College in the city was to be an introduction to the priestly life. He joined the Jesuits at St. Stanislaus College, Tullabeg where he started his novitiate in 1925. From 1934 until 1936 he taught as a scholastic at Belvedere College, Dublin. In 1936 he went on to study theology at Milltown Park, Dublin

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Rising son returns from East

Joe Mallin SJ, son of Commdt. Michael Mallin, who was executed for his role in the Easter Rising, has been invited to join dignitaries at the commemoration events this Easter. At 92, he is the only surviving child of any of the executed leaders, writes Dermot Roantree. Fr Joseph Mallin SJ, the last surviving child of an executed 1916 leader, ...

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“Just a lad of eighteen summers”

November 1, 2005 "Just a lad of eighteen summers" Kevin Barry exhibition in Belvedere by Oliver Murphy Last Tuesday, November 1, was the 85th anniversary of the execution of Kevin Barry. Belvedere College marked the day by opening an exhibition to the public from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm. The exhibition reveals much about Kevin Barry - and raises questions about how he should be remembered. Kevin Barry’s family were from Tombeagh, Hacketstown, in Carlow, near the Wicklow border, an area steeped in the folk memories of the United Irishmen and 1798. Kevin’s aunt Kathleen had established a dairy in Fleet Street, in Dublin’s

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