Jesuit history

Irish Jesuits and the London IRA, 1921

February 8, 2021

Damien Burke :: Archival background on Fr William McElligott SJ, whose IRA service medal for the War of Independence years was gifted to the Irish Province recently

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A life-changing meeting

December 2, 2020

PAT CORKERY SJ :: For the feast of St Francis Xavier, December 3, a reflection on the great missionary saint whose life was transformed by meeting Ignatius of Loyola

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Clongowes down the years

September 30, 2020

Declan O'Keeffe :: Assistant archivist and college historian at Clongowes tells the history of the founding of the College in 1814 and describes its rich archive

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Fr Adolfo Nicolás RIP

May 20, 2020

"A wise, humble and free man" - Fr Adolfo Nicolás, former Superior General of the Jesuits, died today

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Tribute to a Latin American martyr

April 6, 2020

March 22 was the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Luis Espinal SJ in Bolivia. Michael O'Sullivan SJ recounts his life and spirituality

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Rutilio Grande, Jesuit and martyr

March 11, 2020

Pope Francis recently recognised the martyrdom of Fr Rutilio Grande García SJ, murdered in El Salvador in 1977. Michael O'Sullivan offers a short introduction to his life

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Jesuit Letters book launched

September 24, 2019

The Irish Jesuit Annual Letters, 1604-1674, edited by Vera Moynes, was launched on 13 September by the publishers, The Irish Manuscripts Commission

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John Courtney Murray

September 10, 2019

John Courtney Murray, author of arguably the most controversial document to arise from Vatican II, Dignitatis Humanae, was vital in articulating the Church’s defence of the right of everyone to...

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FÁS publish graphic novel on Polish Jesuit

December 18, 2018

Liam Ó Maonlaí, of Hothouse Flowers fame, performed at the launch of a graphic novel in Irish about the life of a Polish Jesuit

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The last parting: Jesuits and Armistice

November 11, 2018

DAMIEN BURKE :: For Jesuit chaplains in the First World War, Armistice Day meant decisions had to be made.

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