Irish Jesuits

Pope Francis and Leonard Moloney SJ
During his private meeting with Irish Jesuits in Dublin last weekend, Pope Francis was asked by the Irish Provincial Fr Leonard Moloney SJ if there was anything the Irish Jesuits could help him with in line with their Fourth Vow – special obedience to the pontiff. The pope responded by asking them directly to help to address clerical sexual abuse, with the healing process and with the reparative work that needs to be done.Reflection on the scandal of abuse and penitence for the misery and...
Fr William Doyle SJ
Award winning journalist Robert Fisk has held up an Irish Jesuit, Fr Willie Doyle, as a counter example to Brexit.  Fr Doyle SJ, died serving as a chaplain during the First World War.  Last week, Fisk was attending a lecture by Damien Burke of the Irish Jesuit Archives, in Dalkey, outside of Dublin, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fr Doyle’s death.  The Irish Jesuit made a deep impression on many alongside him: he was mentioned in dispatches, awarded a military cross and...
Jesuit library Milltown Park
One of the most important collections of historic books, including various Shakespeare folios, a first edition of Gulliver’s Travels, signed copies of Wordsworth’s poems and medieval manuscripts, is expected to raise at least £1.8 million when it goes on sale at Sotheby’s on 7th June. The books form part of the O’Brien Collection - a historic library given to the Irish Jesuits 120 years ago.Before putting the books up for sale, the Jesuits contacted the National Library of Ireland to enable...
Beatification at Gardiner St Church, Dublin
The first ever beatification in Ireland, that of Fr John Sullivan SJ, took place at 11 am on 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church.  The principal celebrant and homilist was Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and he was assisted by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, was also present on the sanctuary.The ceremony, attended by almost two thousand people in the church, church...
Fr John Sullivan SJ
Fr John Sullivan SJ will be beatified at 11 am on 13 May, 2017 in St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Church in Dublin.In an unprecedented ecumenical gesture, the request for beatification which takes place during the Mass, will be made by the Church of Ireland and the Catholic Archbishops together, reflecting the fact that Fr John was an Anglican for the first half of his life and Roman Catholic for the second. In fact, the entire event is unprecedented, as there has never been a...
Chris Brolly nSJ training for the marathon in Birmingham last year
Chris Brolly is a British Jesuit second year novice on a three month placement in Dublin. Originally from Newcastle, 28 year-old Chris is of Irish Catholic heritage and worked as a teacher in marginalised communities before joining the Jesuits.   He joined the North Western European Jesuit novitiate, based in Birmingham, in September 2015.In this interview with Pat Coyle from Irish Jesuit Communications, he speaks about his reason for joining the Jesuits and he shares his experience...
Fr Leonard Moloney SJ
The former Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in Co. Kildare has been appointed as the new Jesuit Provincial in Ireland. Fr Leonard Moloney SJ (61) will replace Fr Tom Layden SJ who has been the Provincial of the Jesuits in Ireland since 2010. Fr Moloney’s appointment was announced by Fr General Arturo Sosa SJ at the 36th General Congregation that is taking place in Rome.Father Moloney served as Headmaster at Clongowes Wood College for almost 11 years. Originally from Limerick, he...
Jungmann Society Congress 2016
The Jungmann Society is an international professional association of Jesuits with academic training and expertise in liturgy and its allied arts. It has been founded as a response of the Society of Jesus to the Church's urgent call for a new evangelization of the world's many different cultures through worship, scholarship, and dialogue. Its goal is to promote the renewal of the Church's liturgical life as a central dimension of the Church's mission to preach the gospel...