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Living among the poor, listening to their silence

May 19, 2006

Mary Stokes spent a year as a Jesuit volunteer among the socially deprived people of the Ballymun flats in north Dublin. She reflects on the unsung heroes she met there,...

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Sunny Sudan surprise!

May 19, 2006

Katherine Butterly had her eyes opened wide by her experience of working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Sudan for a year. Life is hard in the Sudan, but the...

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Slí Eile Easter experience in Clongowes Wood

May 19, 2006

Breda Lannigan remembers a truly meaningful Easter with Slí Eile in Clongowes. Going to the Slí Eile Easter Experience, she says, is like “going home for a family reunion”. It’s...

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Singing Gospel behind bars

May 19, 2006

Anne Hallahan of the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir remembers the choir’s experience of singing two Masses in Wheatfield Prison. They went down well with the inmates, though they thought it...

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Bethlehem calling

April 20, 2006

Charlotte Carson, UK coordinator of Open Bethlehem, explains the difficulties Bethlehem faces this Easter – both the physical obstacles which cut it off from Jerusalem and the lack of the...

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Irish girl comes second in JRS competition

April 19, 2006

The life of aged-out minors seeking asylum in Ireland by Hélène Hofman At 2pm on April the 18th 2006 at a prize-giving ceremony at the European Parliament, the Jesuit Refugee...

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Rising son returns from East

April 19, 2006

Joe Mallin SJ, son of Commdt. Michael Mallin, who was executed for his role in the Easter Rising, has been invited to join dignitaries at the commemoration events this Easter....

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Never go back: a refugee’s story

March 20, 2006

Egide Dhala, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, describes his experience of arriving in Ireland as a refugee and registers his gratitude to the JRS for their help. Jesuit Missionaries...

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New Indian Province created

March 20, 2006

  Jesuit work flourishes in India A new Jesuit province was created last December in Delhi, India, bringing the number of Jesuit provinces in the Indian subcontinent to twenty. There...

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Working with lepers

March 20, 2006

St Francis Xavier was a frequent visitor to a house for lepers when he was in Goa. Now another Jesuit, Fr Luis Ruiz, in spite of his great age, works...

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