Memorial Fund Established

Fr. Cecil McGarry SJ died in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2009. For over 25 years he dedicated his life to Africa. The Eastern Africa Province of the Jesuits has established a Memorial Fund to honour this exceptional Irish missionary.

The Fr. Cecil McGarry SJ Memorial Fund

Background: For over twenty-five years, Fr. Cecil McGarry SJ spent his life working in Africa, dedicated initially to the training of African Jesuits, and then members of other religious congregations and laity to help address the needs of a vibrant and growing Church. His tireless efforts at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya have produced a generation of skilled leaders throughout the African continent.

Irish Jesuit dies in Kenya

Irish born Jesuit, Fr.Cecil McGarry, died in Nairobi on November 24th.2009. John K. Guiney attended his funeral and gave the homily at the Requiem Mass.
Cecil served Christ’s mission with all his heart, no half measures, and with a passion, perseverance, determination and love that gave outstanding witness to all around him, even to those who disagreed with him or opposed him.

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!”

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