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Two Jesuits murdered in Moscow

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of two Jesuits who were murdered in Moscow yesterday, 28 October. Otto Messmer, aged 46, a Russian national and the Regional Superior (left in picture), and Victor Betancourt, aged 42, an Ecuadoran who has been based in Russia since 2000 and did his Tertianship in Dublin in 2006-7 (right in ...

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Richard Leonard returns

Richard Leonard SJ, who was in Ireland last year for a launch of his book about faith and movies, is returning for a seminar on addiction in Manresa on Saturday 1 November. He is due to speak about the internet and addiction, and is expected to feature on the Pat Kenny show on Bank Holiday Monday to address the same ...

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Addiction Seminar

Manresa has booked an impressive line-up of speakers for a one-day seminar on “Addiction and the Family: breaking the cycle. ” They include political figures (Mary Wallace, Feargal Quinn), therapists (Maura Russell, Willie Collins, Mara DeLacy, Majella Coyle), and two media people (Pat Coyle, Richard Leonard SJ). The Seminar, on this major issue of concern, will be held in Manresa ...

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Gospel light on banking crisis

Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ, Director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, has been speaking out on the recent banking crisis in Ireland and abroad, and on the Irish Government’s response. There has been no shortage of opinions from economic and financial experts, but few if any have focussed on the moral implications or on what light the Gospel ...

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St Declan’s marks 50th birthday

St Declan’s School celebrated its 50th birthday on 27 September, with past and present students and their families filling Haddington Road church for a Mass celebrated by Jesuit Provincial John Dardis. In 1958, Fr Dermot Casey, a Jesuit psychologist, raised £4000 to buy 35 Northumberland Road, in Dublin 4. He needed a place to cater for children of normal intelligence ...

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The death of Fr Paddy Doyle SJ

Former Irish Jesuit Provincial Fr Paddy Doyle SJ died in Cherryfield in the early hours of Sunday morning. His body was in respose at Cherryfield on Tuesday Sept 16 at 2.30pm followed by prayers at 4pm. His funeral mass will take place in Milltown Park chapel on Wed Sept 17th at 11am. As he had worked for peace on the ...

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First Profession

Irish Jesuit Maurice King (front right in photo) took his First Vows at a ceremony in the Noviciate in Birmingham on Monday, 8 September. There was a strong Irish presence at the event – Frs John Looby, Conall Ó Cuinn, Edmond Grace, and John Dardis, Provincial (back row in photo). The Profession ceremony had an international flavour. Eddie Cosgrave read ...

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Young partners

Three initiatives this summer reflect the vital importance of our partners in mission: JVI: Fr Liam O’Connell, who directs Jesuit Volunteers International, sent us word of two new volunteers, Josephine Kehoe from Gorey, and Dermot Bradley from Rochfordbridge, Co. Westmeath. They are going to work for one year at Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC), near Lusaka, Zambia. Josephine will manage ...

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Jesuit School reborn

Trócaire, 15.7.08: The Loyola School in Wau, South Sudan, was forced to close over twenty years ago during the on-going civil war. Many of its students fled Sudan and the army soon took over the building. The building, now picturesque and tranquil on the side of a hill overlooking the town, was the site of many horrific events including torture, ...

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Remembering the Jesuits in Tullabeg

Fr Seamus Dunican, parish priest of Rahan-Killina in Co. Offaly, is keen to maintain the memory of the Jesuit presence in Tullabeg. He extends an invitation to all Jesuits to attend the annual blessing of the graves in the parish on Tuesday, 12 August at 6.30pm and to a meal in his house beforehand, at 5.00pm. As well as being ...

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