- The sub-title of Fr Todd Morrissey’s latest book on Fr Tom Ryan (the launch was noticed in our last issue) was From Cork to China and Windsor Castle, Last week Fr Pat Riordan, visiting St George’s Chapel in Windsor, sent us this picture of the memorial plaque with its spare and elegant inscription.
- The McVerry Trust’s 2-Peak Wicklow Challenge, a fundraising event, will be held on 24 July. It will involve hiking to the summit of Tonlagee and Mullaghcleevaun in the Wicklow Mountains. Participants pay a registration fee of €25 and complete a registration form. On receipt of these they receive a T-shirt and sponsor card to help raise the minimum sponsorship of €100. For details call 01-8230776 or see our website – www.pmvtrust.ie.
- Theologian and author Gerry O’Hanlon S.J., of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, has been appointed as a member of the newly constituted Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Episcopal Conference. The first meeting of the Council takes place on Saturday July 31, 2010.
- With the help of Government funding and other donations, the Australian Jesuits are planning a tuition-free primary school in Redfern, Sydney, for the neediest aboriginal children. In the context of the families’ culture it will aim to care for the children’s total development, including meals and health checks and a strong extra-curricular programme. It builds on a long Jesuit tradition of working with aboriginal people.