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Media coverage of Fr General’s visit

The visit of Fr General Adolfo Nicolás last week attracted considerable media attention at both national and local level. In the lead-up, Nick Cuddihy, headmaster of Crescent College, was interviewed by Limerick Live 95 News about plans for the visit to the college. The Limerick Leader gave extensive coverage to that visit, and in a later edition they ran an ...

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Father General: Inclusive, global and charged with love

You know charism when you encounter it. After four days in the company of the charismatic Adolfo, the Irish Jesuits and their partners in mission are elated and energised. Paradoxically, Fr Nicolás would not want his charism to be the focus of our memories. A recurring theme of his talks and homilies was that the ego – including his ego ...

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Saturday in Milltown

The gathering of Jesuits for the five o’clock Mass in Milltown was an event in itself, because the brethren were greeting friends they had not seen for perhaps twenty years, and they were praying in the chapel in which most of them had been ordained priests. They were lifted by the Missa de Angelis and modern hymns from the strong, sweet voices of the ...

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Warm welcomes up North

Sunday 13th. After the mass in Gardiner Street and the reception in Belvedere, Father General took the road north to Belfast. A keen observer of the reality around him, by the time the car reached Newry he was ready to ask where the place called ‘Amach’ was and why it was signposted at every off-ramp on the motorway. In his ...

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A great Gardiner Street welcome

A huge congregation turned up in Gardiner St  Church on Sun, Sept 13th to welcome Fr General Adolfo Nicolas,  leader of  the Jesuits, on his first visit to a parish in Ireland. Parish Priest Donal Neary SJ spoke of how much the visit meant to the local parishioners and Fr John Dardis SJ Irish Provincial thanked all those present on this historic ...

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“Creativity, daring and great humility”

‘Jesuit  mission today’ was the issue addressed by Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJ, when he spoke to his fellow Jesuits, their co-workers and colleagues, in Gonzaga College on Sat Sept 12th. In his introduction to the Jesuit Fr General’s talk, Irish Provincial John Dardis SJ told those gathered that there were unprecedented challenges facing the Irish Church today. “But we all can make ...

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Fr General launches JRS annual report

“There are no such things as migrants or refugees”, said Fr General Adolfo Nicolas, “only people. And the lines and borders on maps are only lines, not reality” He was speaking at the launch im Limerick of  the Jesuit Refugee Service’s annual report on Friday Sept 11th.  He praised the staff of the JRS  for their continuing dedication to accompanying ...

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Fr General in Gonzaga

Father Adolfo Nicolas SJ visited Gonzaga College Dublin on the morning of Saturday 12 September 2009 and was greeted by the headmaster Mr Kevin Whirdy, the Superior of the Gonzaga Jesuit Community Myles O Reilly SJ, and the Partners and Mission delegate Ms Deirdre Soffe. In the college, Fr Nicolas met with members of the Ignatian family and with the Directors of Chairs ...

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‘Education is trouble!’: Fr Nicolás in Crescent

Quoting Zorba, in the film ‘Zorba the Greek’,  Fr Adolfo  Nicolás told the staff, pupils, Jesuits and colleagues of Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick  that “Life is trouble!” He then added: “And the same is true of education – education is trouble, as you know!” Preaching at Mass in the college to mark its 150th anniversary, Fr Adolfo, in a sermon ...

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Fr General in Crescent College Limerick

Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJ, Fr General of the Jesuits, arrived this morning in Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick, to a guard of hounour from school pupils lined along the driveway. He was warmly greeted by Nick Cuddihy, Headmaster, and by the staff and school captains. His warm and relaxed manner soon put everyone at ease. He is currently on a tour of the classrooms, ...

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