‘ignatius Loyola (Iñigo Lopez de Loyola, 1491-1556) walked with a slight limp after being injured while defending the fortress at Pamplona in northern Spain. Slowed down by a lengthy recovery from that injury, he experienced an interior conversion that sent him on ever further journeys, a pilgrim propelled by an abiding devotion to Jesus Christ. He crisscrossed Europe, walking back and forth through Spain, France and Italy. He wandered further by boat, sailing from Venice to the Holy Land. Eventually he took the name Ignatius, which is how we now refer to him; but in his memoir, he preferred to call himself simply, “the pilgrim.”‘
Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ
Sadly, we announce the death of Fr. Joe Keaney SJ who was well known to Gardiner St. congregation following the Novena of Grace he preached many years ago . Fr Joe gave his life to the Jesuit Mission in Zambia and is mourned by Jesuits in Ireland and Zambia and by his family.
May he rest in peace
WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY – SUNDAY 25TH JULY
Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20).
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS
From Tuesday 3rd to Monday 16th of August, the Parish Office will be open only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
PRAYING FOR VOCATIONS
Archbishop Farrell is asking for people and priests to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on a regular basis. As you are well aware, the need is great, so let’s answer God’s call and “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest”
NEW VOCATIONS TEAM FOR THE PRIESTHOOD IN DUBLIN
Archbishop Dermot Farrell has appointed a New Team for Vocations to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Dublin. Fr. Séamus McEntee is now the new Director of Vocation to the Priesthood with Fr. Bill O’Shaughnessy as the new Assistant Vocations Director. Fr. Séamus has assisted on the vocations team for the past seven years and is delighted to be working alongside Fr. Bill in this exciting role of assisting men discern their call to priesthood as well as vocations promotion. Let us pray that God will continue to call enthusiastic men to the priesthood for our Archdiocese. If you know of anyone who thinks they might have a vocation to be a priest or is interested in finding out more about being a priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin, please ask them to contact either Fr. Séamus or Fr. Bill on the Vocations Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out: Vocations | Archdiocese of Dublin (dublindiocese.ie)