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Looking back on the School of Ecumenics

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will launch Michael Hurley’s book The Irish School of Ecumenics (1970-2007) on Thursday 3 April 2008 at 7.30 pm in the Milltown Institute. The book is a memoir as much as a history and the story of the school is recounted by its former Directors and present head, Linda Hogan. Other contributors include Robin Boyd, John D’Arcy May, Alan Falconer, Geradline Smyth OP and Kenneth Kearon.

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Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola

Irish pilgrimages to the parts of Spain associated with St. Ignatius Loyola are comparatively rare, so there was a pioneering spirit when eighteen pilgrims from the Irish Province’s Education Sector departed from Dublin for Bilbao on 13th March. Four teachers were from Colaiste Iognaid, Galway, with an equal number from Crescent College Comprehensive, Limerick. There were five representatives of Clongowes ...

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Gospel Choir Easter Monday broadcast

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir is featured on RTE Radio 1 on Easter Monday, March 24, at 9pm. The award-winning and hugely popular choir was recorded live in Gardiner Street Church on Thursday 13 March for RTE’s ‘In Concert’ programme. More than a regular concert, it features songs and the spoken reflections that echo the Easter themes. Entitled ‘Mourning, Loss, ...

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Gardiner Street garden prayer

Prayer and reflection on the events of Holy Thursday will take place in the garden of Gardiner St Church, starting at 8.45pm on Holy Thursday evening. Scripture readings and hymns will accompany reflection on the agony, arrest, betrayal and imprisonment of Jesus. The prayer will last about an hour. Entrance to the garden is through the church. Other Holy Week ...

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GC35 delegates meet Pope

Thursday 21 February was a highlight for the GC35 delegates in Rome. Normal business was suspended, as they were all invited to meet with the Holy Father in the Clementine Hall, one of the audience halls of the Vatican. “There was an air of excitement as we were shepherded up immense staircases,” Jim Corkery SJ writes; “Swiss Guards standing at the ...

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Jesuit Assistants announced

Tuesday 12 February 12, during a plenary session of the General Congregation, Father General announced the appointment of Regional Assistants. The Western Europe Assistant is Antoine Kerhuel, a French sociologist, expert on the European Union. He has been director of the Centre de recherche et d’actions sociales (Ceras) and editor of Projet. Born in 1957, he has most recently been ...

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GC35 looks at youth ministry

For what seems to be the first time in the history of Jesuit General Congregations, apostolic activities for youth was the subject of discussion at the plenary sessions on 1-2 February. According to a report from the Press Office in Rome, the Congregation had been asked to focus on “the importance of youth in our faith and justice mission, to ...

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Father Adolfo meets the press

From the SJ Press Office, Rome: In view of the strong desire shown by the media for an ‘interview’ with Father General, Fr. General decided to meet the strong desire of the media for an ‘interview’ halfway. As this was not yet the moment for Father General to talk about the Congregation before he had received indications and even ‘mandates’, ...

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