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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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Garnered from Gardiner Street

The opening chapter of RTE broadcaster Aidan Mathews’ new book, In the Poorer Quarters, begins with memories of the Jesuit church in Gardiner Street, Dublin. This sets the tone for a man seriously engaging with modern faith issues in the context of a tradition. The book, written by the former Gonzaga student, is based on his RTE radio programme of ...

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