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Jesuits in Lahore

Brian O'Leary SJ was invited to Pakistan to lecture on aspects of Ignatian spirituality. He found a small but vibrant group of Jesuits as well as many other dedicated religious. The political climate, however, was daunting. He reports.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

This year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes as its theme: 'The well is deep'. This refers to Christ requesting a drink of the Samaritan woman. Brian O'Leary SJ, delegate for ecumenism in the Irish Province, explains.

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Living in fear in Pakistan

Brian O'Leary SJ spent three weeks in a Pakistan reeling from the horror of the massacre of school children in Peshawar. He was working with both the Presentation Sisters and the Jesuits in Lahore. He reports here.

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Brian O’Leary SJ

Brian O’Leary hails from Wexford. After secondary schooling at Crescent College in Limerick he entered the Jesuits in 1954 and was ordained in 1969. He was then missioned to study spirituality at the Gregorian University in Rome. For his doctorate he researched the Memoriale or spiritual journal of St. Pierre Favre, the first companion of St. Ignatius. This work completed, ...

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Exploring Ignatius the mystic

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Ignatius the Mystic & Mysticism Today was the theme of a seminar given by Brian O'Leary SJ in Manresa Spirituality Centre on Friday and Saturday 2-3 May. This conference was built around four lectures...

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Brian O’Leary on his new book on ‘The Constitutions’

A spirituality for groups, institutions and even corporations – that’s what Brian O’Leary SJ talks to Pat Coyle about. It’s the essence of his new book on the constitutions of St Ignatius, entitled ‘Sent Into the Lord’s Vineyard: Explorations in the Jesuit Constitutions’.

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Where is ecumenism going? Brian O’Leary, SJ.

‘Expanding Hope’ is the theme of a Jesuit podcast series for Advent, focusing on the state of ecumenism, fifty years after Vatican II. Brian O’Leary, Jesuit delegate for ecumenism, says hope is an Advent theme and it’s needed now by those who feel the ecumenical project has stalled.

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Mass in York Minster

Brian O’Leary spent two nights on the Other Island, to concelebrate Mass in York Minster, and join in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the foundation by the Yorkshirewoman Mary Ward of the Congregation of Jesus, and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The painting here shows Mary Ward on the right with her first companions. The account in the ...

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