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Lourdes: “The best experience”

Before the Belvedere party left Dublin for Lourdes, Cormac Devilly, a 6th year student, was commissioned to write about the experience. Here are his reflections: “When I was given this task, I assured myself that not a single cliché would be used. But as I sit in front of the computer screen following undoubtedly the best experience of my life, ...

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Belvedere College

Address 6 Great Denmark Street Dublin 1 Contact Telephone: 01-8586600 Fax: 01-8744374 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.belvederecollege.ie Map About Belvedere College is a Catholic school under the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus. The school is committed to high academic standards and provides a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student. It strives for excellence also ...

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John Callanan SJ

John Callanan SJ

John Callanan S.J. was born in Dublin and educated at Belvedere College. He became very interested in different styles of meditation after attending a number of workshops given by the noted Indian Jesuit, Fr Anthony de Mello. This led to his writing four books on the insights and prayer style of Tony de Mello and he regularly gives retreats and ...

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Under the influence – Jesuits in Ireland

‘Under the Influence – The Jesuits in Ireland’ was the title of a two-day history conference to mark the bi-centenary of the Restoration of the Jesuits. It was hosted in Belvedere College by the Irish Jesuit Province and the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland, and up to one hundred people attended over Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September The keynote ...

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Thomas F. Ryan SJ: From Cork to China and Windsor Castle, 1889 -1971

Thomas Morrissey SJ

Publisher: Columba Press

Thomas Ryan SJ was a man of immense energy with a strong commitment to social justice.  His Christianity was the springboard for his dedication to the poor not just in Ireland but in China and Hong Kong. He was deeply fond of the Chinese people and had many Chinese friends and he even became a member of the Hong Kong government.

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Belvedere students inspired

Students from Transition Year in Belvedere College, with the backing of tutor Nóirín McManus, have compiled a collection of the favourite inspirational writings of 60 different people – some well-known and some not. These include Bertie Ahern, Keith Duffy, Sister Stan, Ollie Campbell, Maxi, Fergus Finlay and Rosaleen Linehan, to name but a few. Any profits which may arise from ...

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From ‘Sir’ with love

Five hundred people turned up in Croagh Park on Wednesday 1 April to enjoy an evening with Sir Alex Ferguson and raise funds for the Belvedere Social Integration Scheme. The SIS covers the costs of secondary school education for boys not otherwise in a position to attend.  The Manchester United manager gave his time (and wonderful anecdotes and insights from down the years) ...

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Belvedere students go east

Students from Belvedere College who are currently in Hong Kong were delighted to meet Fr. John Dardis SJ, the Irish Provincial, in Wah Yan, a Jesuit college. Mr. George Tam, Headmaster of Wah Yan is on Fr Dardis’s right and Ms. Marie Louise Bowe (Belvedere College) is seated on his left. Mr. Barry O’Leary (second row on Fr. Dardis’s left) ...

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Jesuit schools in Leinster rugby

All the Leinster Jesuit schools made it safely through the first round of the Leinster schools senior rugby cup. Belvedere College, Gonzaga College and Clongowes Wood College all qualified for the second stage of the competition. Belvedere, the holders, bet St Gerard’s school, Bray, 19-0. Gonzaga won 20-10 against King’s Hospital. Clongowes staged a tremendous second-half fight-back to defeat close rivals ...

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Belvedere hosts China

Back in the 1960s they used to say the optimistic Irish schools were teaching Russian and the pessimists Chinese – so Belvedere’s Fr Schrenk taught Russian. Things have changed, though, and cultural contact with China is growing apace. On Sunday 18 January the Chinese ambassador, Mr Liu Biwei, will visit Belvedere College to meet seventeen Chinese students from Wah Yan College. These ...

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