Pope Francis’ Care for Creation Season begins

Sky and Lake Wavin august 2016
Photo credit: Martin McNamara, 'Sky and Lake' in Fingal, County Dublin.
 
Welcome to the 'Season of Creation'. Beginning on September 1st, the Season will run until the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of ecology, on October 4th. Arising out of concern about climate change, Pope Francis’ initiative actively encourages a global prayer for creation and the renewal and appreciation of our relationship with God’s creation. 

A museum piece or a hero?

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A Museum Piece
 
Early in May a new state-of-the-art interactive-type museum, EPIC Ireland, was opened in the vaults of the docklands CHQ building in Dublin. The new museum focuses on the Irish abroad and the Irish diaspora, what they have done and what they are doing in various parts of the world. 

Mass in Dromantine Retreat Centre

Jesuit Missions Dromantine Mass
On Saturday 21st May, Fr John, Carol and Rosaleen from the Irish Jesuit Missions in Dublin travelled to the Dromantine Retreat Centre near Newry to meet our supporters from the North of Ireland.

Summer BBQ in Milltown Park

jesuit missionaries milltown park
The Irish Jesuit Missions (IJM) held a social gathering with Milltown Park Community for our men home on leave, missionaries in Cherryfield and other friends and colleagues in late July. This turned out to be a very enjoyable afternoon.

The forgotten refugees in Africa

young refugee Maban South Sudan
A young boy's drawing shows his view on life before and after displacement/JRS International

Fr Endashaw Debrework SJ visited Ireland this summer to create awareness of refugees in Africa and to represent their forgotten voices. As Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) in Eastern Africa, he maintains that as a result of the Syrian exodus, the African crisis has been forgotten.

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