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Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street.
Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and the first premises of Peter McVerry Trust, are to be turned into homes for people leaving emergency accommodation.The Jesuit order, which owns 26, 27 and 28 Sherrard Street Upper, just off Gardiner Street, has agreed to sign all three buildings over to the Peter McVerry Trust, subject to the approval of the Charities Regulator, for use as social...
Father Carlos Riudavets Montes
A Spanish Jesuit missionary priest working among the indigenous people in Peru's Amazonia regions has been killed. The body of Father Carlos Riudavets Montes was found on Friday morning with his hands tied and several stab wounds lying in the kitchen of the Valentín Salegui school he ran in Yamakai-entsa district in the Amazonian jungle province of Bagua.The priest's body was discovered by the school's cook, Gumercinda Diure, the director of education of the Amazonia region told RPP Radio....
Several moves have been announced by Fr Provincial for this summer. Starting in the south, Gerry Hughes has moved from Oxford to join the Corpus Christi community in Boscombe, while David Gornall and Paddy Connors have left that community to go to St Wilfrid’s in Preston.James Campbell has also left Campion Hall to travel to Nairobi to take up a new post at Hekima College teaching canon law. James Crampsey is a new member of the community at the Holy Name in Manchester, having moved down...
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The Catholic Truth Society, Publishers to the Holy See, celebrated their 150th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass in Westminster Cathedral officiated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The date chosen was not by chance, as the 19th June marks the death of Cardinal Vaughan, founder of the CTS, Mill Hill Missionaries, and of the Cathedral itself.The publishing charity was born with the aim to communicate the truths of the Catholic faith in the most accessible and authoritative ways, so to reach...
Kensy Joseph SJ at his diaconate ordination with Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford
Kensy Joseph SJ explains why it affirmed a vital part of his ministry as a deacon when he was recently told, ‘you’re a student – you’re one of us!’After delivering a Sunday homily recently at the Holy Name Church in Manchester, I was chatting with some students when one of them commented on my ‘both/and’ situation as a deacon. On the one hand, I am on the team of the Jesuit-run Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy, ordained to specific liturgical ministries (among other things) such as...
Mourners at Álvaro Manuel Conrado Davila's funeral. Photo Credit: Ingrid Orozco
In response to ongoing protests in Nicaragua and the senseless killing of a Jesuit high school student there, the Jesuits of Central America, the Conference of Provincials of Latin America and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. released statements calling for an end to violence in the country after several days of protests to proposed social security legislation.Citizens began protesting April 18 after the government announced changes to the nation's social security system. The proposed...
The celebration of a Jubilee Year for the birth of Saint Aloysius is a more than perfect occasion to turn our attention to this inspiring boy. In these months especially focused on the young – with the October Synod of Bishops in Rome and the January 2019 World Youth Day in Panama -, the Holy See has just announced the Holy Year, starting today – March 9, 2018 – and ending on the same date in 2019.The Church of Saint Ignatius in Rome, where the remains of Saint Aloysius lie, and all the...
The Vatican's Secretariat for Communications and the Society of Jesus have signed a convention through which the Society makes itself available to the apostolic mission of the world of communications. The secretariat was formed in 2015 as part of a wider curial reform, putting nine different entities into one structure, including L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican Radio and the Vatican publishing house amongst others. The popular twitter account @pontifex, and the Vatican website were also put under...
Pope is gifted with knitted jumper
In the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides you will encounter an organic and vibrant church.  Surrounded by a stark beauty and tested by uncompromising weather, the islanders are very close to nature, aware of its power and beauty.  Crofters and Fisherfolk spent the long winter nights by their peat fires mending their nets, knitting their jumpers and telling stories, with a bottle of whisky and a set of rosary beads near at hand.  The famous Eriskay jumpers, a seamless piece of...
On 2 September the Society of Jesus commemorates the Blessed Martyrs of France and Spain. This year, the recently beatified Albanian Martyrs have been added to these in its Proper Calendar.Thirty-eight martyrs of the communist regime in Albania were declared Blessed at a ceremony at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Shkodër, Albania, on 5 November 2016. Among them are two bishops, 21 diocesan priests, three Jesuits, seven Friars Minor, a Franciscan novice-nun, three Catholic laymen, and one seminarian....

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