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Provincial’s tribute to Fr Michael Melvin RIP

Many tributes have been paid to the late Fr Michael Melvin SVD, director of kairos Communications in Maynooth. He died unexpectedly on Tuesday 9 September, aged 61. Jesuit Provincial John Dardis SJ knew him and worked with him. He issued a statement on the occasion of Fr Melvin’s death. Click on ‘Read more’ to view it.

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Letter of Provincial concerning GC35 decrees

John Dardis SJ, Irish Jesuit Provincial, writes to the Province on the occasion of the official release of the decrees of General Congregation 35. For a useful summary of the decrees, see the Australian Province Express. Dear Friends, Father General has now officially issued the documents of General Congregation 35 and they are available on the Society’s website: www.sjweb.info/35/index.cfm. The ...

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Great vision, great people

The National College of Ireland (NCI) celebrated its Jesuit heritage on September 20th with the launch of a book on the college’s history and a permanent exhibition. Irish Provincial, John Dardis SJ, spoke at the event. The National College of Ireland (NCI) celebrated its Jesuit heritage on September 20th with the launch of a book on the college’s history and ...

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The European Union: broadening the vision

For the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the Irish Jesuit Provincial, Fr John Dardis, addressed a gathering in St Patrick’s Cathedral. Faith communities, he remarked, have much to offer the new Europe. Background to the Treaty of Rome We come today in a religious context to talk about the treaty of Rome 1957, which has shaped so much ...

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Ruined for life!

Mary Stokes had her life ‘ruined’ by spending a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Communities. Thanks to what she learned about community, spirituality and social justice, she can never look on the world the same way as before. Her experience abroad this summer reminded her how much she had changed. It’s true when former JVCers (people who did the Jesuit ...

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Celebrating the past, looking with hope to the future

In his address to the congregation at the farewell Mass in Limerick, the Irish Provincial, John Dardis SJ, finds reason to celebrate and honour the many Jesuits who have ministered in the church over the past 140 years. Bishop Murray, Mayor Leddin, my fellow Jesuits, friends of the Sacred Heart Church here in Limerick. We are here to mark in ...

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