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John Dunne SJ: funeral homily

The death of Fr John Dunne has drawn condolences from near and far, including, from Zambia-Malawi, Declan Murray SJ and Provincial Peter Bwanali. Also, there have been numerous requests for the text of the homily which Brian Grogan SJ gave at the funeral mass in Gonzaga Chapel. Brian spoke warmly of John’s life and character, concentrating on three areas – ...

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Losing John Dunne

In the consciousness of Irish Jesuits, the dominant mood this Epiphany is of loss. It is just a week since we buried John Dunne, who had been Socius (companion, secretary, counsellor, support) to the last two Provincials, a cheerful, competent, selfless presence at the heart of the administration. Conscious of his terminal state with galloping cancer, he worked until he ...

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John Dunne SJ RIP

Fr John Dunne SJ died peacefully at 10:30 am on the morning of 27 December 2008, the Feast of John the Evangelist. He was commended to the Lord by the prayers of his sister, Anne, Jesuit colleagues and nursing staff. John is deeply regretted by his loving sister, Anne, S.C., and his nieces and nephew, his brother-in-law, Shora, sister-in-law, Breda, ...

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Socius and Acting Provincial

John Dunne SJ is out of hospital, but starting fortnightly chemotherapy as AMDG Express goes out. In spite of this he is returning to his office as Socius (with the part-time assistance of Liam O’Connell SJ), and acting Provincial until 23 October, while the Provincial, John Dardis SJ, is at a conference of European Provincials. Fr General Nicholas slipped away ...

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