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Gonzaga’s links to the Rising

Gonzaga College SJ launched an exhibition about the links between present and past pupils of the College and the events of 1916 at home and abroad on Monday, April 18, 2016.

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In the shadow of the Pope

Gerry Whelan SJ paid a flying visit from Rome to his Alma Mater, Gonzaga College. He was interviewed there by RTE's Caroline Murphy about his life and work, particularly during the first two years of Pope Francis.

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Gonzaga College

Address Sandford Road Dublin 6 Contact Telephone: 353 1 497 2931 Fax: 353 1 496 7769 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.gonzaga.ie Map About Gonzaga College was founded in 1950 as a day school for boys under the direction of the Society of Jesus. At present there are five hundred and twenty boys on the College rolls. The objectives of Gonzaga include ...

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Gerry Whelan SJ

Gerard Whelan SJ

Gerry Whelan was born in 1959. He grew up in Dublin, and attended primary school with the De La Salle brothers and secondary school at Gonzaga College, run by the Jesuits. Major interests at this time included Rugby, sailing, and being a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, where he visited the elderly. He studied business and economics ...

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Building homes in Madagascar

Fifth year students from Gonzaga College in Dublin are once again raising money to help build homes in Madagascar, working in conjunction with Habitat For Humanity. They hope to raise €80,000 to cover the cost of their flights to Madagascar as well as building materials, food, clothes, and anything else that will make the trip a success. It is an ...

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Provincial visits Cherryfield before move

The Irish Provincial, Fr John Dardis, was on visitation to Cherryfield Lodge on Monday, 13 October, the last visitation before the transfer to the new building, which is due to take place next week. John said Mass for the residents, and the students from the Gonzaga choir provided the music.

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Rehab for St Aloysius

The June issue of Reality magazine has an article seeking to ‘rehabilitate’ St. Aloysius Gonzaga SJ. The author, Thomas J. Craughwell, argues that the real value of the saint’s heritage lies in his very human struggle with holiness and religious life, not in his overly sentimentalised image of piety and self-mortification. It is because of this misrepresentation, Craughwell argues, that ...

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Reflections on Zambia

A group of fifth year students from Gonzaga College SJ travelled to Zambia with Habitat For Humanity over Easter 2008, the third year that the college students have being involved in building houses together with families in need. This year sixteen students travelled along with four teachers for a three week period during their holidays. One of the students, Karl ...

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Jesuit schools rugby sweep

Jesuit schools in Leinster were the winners of the three major schools rugby competitions this year. Belvedere College won the Leinster schools Senior rugby cup, Clongowes Wood College won the Leinster schools Junior rugby cup, and Gonzaga college won the Vinnie Murray Cup. The Clongowes Senior team also reached the semi-final of the Leinster senior cup and Gonzaga college Junior ...

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