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20 FEB: Lecture – ‘The Spirituality of Dag Hammarskjöld’

February 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE) is delighted to host a lecture “Seers—and explorers—these we must be” – The Spirituality of Dag Hammarskjöld with Dr. Roger Lipsey in Gonzaga College on Saturday 20 February at 11.00am. Dr. Roger Lipsey is the author of ‘Hammarskjöld: A Life’, the acclaimed recent biography of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld. He has also written several books about the monk and author Thomas Merton.

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905 – 1961), second Secretary-General of the United Nations, was both seer and explorer. A seer in the sense that, on the basis of deep loyalty to Christian mystical and ethical teachings (Meister Eckhart, Thomas à Kempis), he approached himself privately and the world’s strife and promise with penetrating vision. As well, he was an explorer, a peacemaker adept at advancing through rough terrain at the height of the Cold War. “One with your task, whole in your duty of the moment,” he wrote in his journal Markings. Addressing himself—and us all.

Admission cost is €10.00 and pre-booking is essential. To book, email Michael O’Sullivan: [email protected]

Register and pay from 10.30 am; the event starts promptly at 11.00 am.

This event is being organised by the Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE). The Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE) has been established to ensure that Ireland can serve the spiritual seeking, contribute to the academic study of spirituality in higher education, and promote the phenomenon of ‘spirituality and’, such as spirituality and healthcare, spirituality and aging, spirituality and management, spirituality and leadership, spirituality and social concern, spirituality and childhood, spiritualit and ecology, etc., that are all ‘signs of the times’ across the globe. Michael O’Sullivan, SJ is the Executive Director of SpIRE.


February 20, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Spirituality Institute for Research and Education (SpIRE)
087 4140694


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Sandford Road
Ranelagh, Dublin 6 Ireland
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