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The Long Experiment: Peacekeeping Talks

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God On my final weekend in Ireland, I had the pleasure of taking part in a ‘peace dialogue’ organized by Brian Lennon SJ. Brian is based in Armagh and came down to Dublin with a group of people from the Ulster unionist and loyalist communities, with… Continue reading The Long Experiment: Peacekeeping Talks

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The Long Experiment: Pure in Heart

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God A great way of unwinding on experiment after the hectic days at the Peter McVerry Trust drop-in centre and the Gardiner St Parish Novena of Grace was to attend Pure in Heart. Pure in Heart is a weekly prayer meeting for young Catholics based in Dublin… Continue reading The Long Experiment: Pure in Heart

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The Long Experiment: Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier SJ

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God While my primary placement during my recent novitiate experiment in Dublin was to spend time at the Peter McVerry Trust drop-in centre, I also had an extremely formative experience by being involved in the local Jesuit parish: St Francis Xavier SJ, Gardiner St. Here, under… Continue reading The Long Experiment: Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier SJ

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The Long Experiment: Working with Men and Women who are Homeless at the Peter McVerry Trust

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God My first day at the Peter McVerry Trust ‘Streets to Home’ drop-in centre was a microcosm of many things that were to come over the following three months. It was intense, I was out of my comfort zone and I found my decision to enter religious… Continue reading The Long Experiment: Working with Men and Women who are Homeless at the Peter McVerry Trust

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Lent: An Invitation to Freedom

The following post is a reflection given to accompany the daily readings of Wednesday 5th April (Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 and John 8:31-42 )    With all the excitement and experiences of my recent experiment, it’s variety of locations and the many different people and communities I have met, I admit to feeling a little disconnected… Continue reading Lent: An Invitation to Freedom

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Dishwater & Robber’s Dens

AMDG This is a reflection based on Friday’s Gospel (Luke: 19:45-48) At the beginning of this week my own prayer life, my interior “temple”, felt a bit like “a robber’s den”. As I tried to retreat into silence and pray I was surrounded by a jumble of unimportant concerns, a mental bric-à-brac: Astro-turf or decking… Continue reading Dishwater & Robber’s Dens