JRS Annual Meeting

The European JRS Annual General Meeting 2009 took place in Clongowes Wood College, Ireland  from Oct. 27- 31st, 2009. The Theme of the meeting was “Pathways to Integration: A challenge in Principle, in Practice and in Policy”

John Guiney SJ gave the opening address.

Cead Mile Failte Roimh go leir (100 thousand welcomes). This is a traditional greeting of the Irish and I hope you experience that in some small way in Ireland during your stay here.

Jesuit Mission Offices meet in Liverpool

John Guiney and Martin Curry from the Irish Mission Office recently attended two meetings in the Jesuit Retreat House, Rainhill, Liverpool, aimed at enhancing co-operation and sharing between European Jesuit Mission Offices (MOs) and Jesuit Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs). They spent one day with other Western European MOs reflecting on their work over the last year.

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Visit of Father General


Fr. Adolfo Nicolás

11 September 2009

Fr. General in Crescent College

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!”

“Creativity, daring and great humility”

‘‘Jesuit mission today’ was the issue addressed by the Fr General of the Society of Jesus, Adolfo Nicolás, when he spoke to his fellow Jesuits, their co-workers and colleagues in Gonzaga College on Sat. Sept. 12th. In his introduction to 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 a difference if we respond to those challenges with creativity, discernment and courage”.

My dream for higher learning in a mission area

Fr. Lorenzo Yom SJ

My greatest desire had always been to set up an institution for higher learning in a mission area.  I know firsthand the kinds of apostolic work that will make an impact in mission countries. There are two areas – namely, education for adults and medical services.

 

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