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Jesuit Letters book launched

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

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 religious freedom. Born in New York City in 1904, Murray was educated at a Jesuit high school in Manhattan, and in 1920 he decided to enter their novitiate, at the ...

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Jesuits and the influenza, 1918-19

Jesuits and their schools were not immune to the ravages of the influenza outbreak which killed 100 million people just after World War I

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Unique view of early Jesuit Irish mission

A recent publication by the Jesuit Archives in Rome provides a unique view of the first Jesuits in Ireland, during the Irish Mission of the 16th to 18th century.

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Roscrea remembers a heroic Jesuit

Roscrea Library is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr Michael Bergin SJ, from nearby Fancroft, with an exhibition curated by Irish Jesuit Archives

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Jean-Baptiste Janssens

Although Pedro Arrupe SJ, 28th Superior General of the Jesuits, is usually credited with effecting a seismic shift in the Society’s understanding of its mission in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council, one should not underestimate the work of his predecessor, Jean-Baptiste Janssens, in laying the ground for this work. Fr Janssens was Superior General for eighteen years, from ...

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Life and death in the trenches

Dalkey Library is hosting an exhibition of the life and death of Jesuit war chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ, a Dalkey native, who was killed in the Battle of Ypres in 1917

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Saint Peter Claver

Spaniard Peter Claver dedicated his life to the needs of the slaves in South America, and he was declared the patron saint of missionary work among all African peoples.

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