Pulling up the boats
At the end of August many Irish Jesuits are like St Peter, drawing up their boats on the shore and leaving the lakes (this one is Currane in Kerry) and the summer’s activities, to find what the Lord is calling them to. The summer’s activities were not without casualties. Liam O’Connell fell sick in his Californian parish, but found his way home, expecting an operation. At the last minute the surgeon decided against cutting, and Liam is back in Limerick recovering well. Gerry Bourke also fell sick in his Long Island (USA) parish and was briefly hospitalised there. Edmond Grace explored an austere spirituality in a retreat in the red mountains of Utah (USA).