Noel Barber SJ

Caravaggio still a firm favourite

November 20, 2018

The National Gallery of Ireland held a series of events marking the 25th anniversary of the loan of the Caravaggio by the Jesuits

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Funeral Mass of Peter Sutherland

January 11, 2018

Noel Barber SJ was a close of friend of Peter Sutherland and his family. He spoke warmly of him in his homily at the funeral Mass of the loyal Gonzaga...

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A Jesuit, a scholar and a gentleman

November 28, 2017

Noel Barber SJ has just been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of National College of Ireland for his ministry to education

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Recovering the real Hopkins

November 8, 2017

'Hopeful Hopkins' is the title of a book of essays by poet Desmond Egan. Brendan Staunton SJ, launched the book

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‘Passion and Persuasion’

April 15, 2015

Dr Audrey Nicholls, art curator, takes Pat Coyle on a tour of 'Passion and Persuasion', an exhibition of Jesuit-inspired paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition has been...

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Rediscovering a Caravaggio masterpiece

March 12, 2015

The National Gallery’s Assistant Director came one day to meet Noel Barber SJ. He had astonishing news for him. That painting from the community dining room – it was an...

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Jesuits and the Baroque

February 24, 2015

As part of the bi-centenary celebrations of the restoration of the Jesuits in 1814, the National Gallery will host a three-month exhibition of Baroque art relating to the counter-Reformation. A...

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Noel and GMH

February 22, 2011

For Jesuits who depend in many ways on the administrative abilities of Fr Socius (Provincial’s secretary), it is consoling to know that our efficient Noel Barber has a poetically different...

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