Michael O’Sullivan SJ has recently completed his blind peer reviews of 44 paper proposals by scholars working in the field of spirituality as an academic discipline. Michael and the other members of the Steering Committee of the Christian Spirituality Study Group had to choose 12 papers for presentation at the American Academy of Religion Convention in Chicago in November of this year. A number of the papers submitted were concerned with Ignatian Spirituality, but only one of them, “Ordered Affection: Sexuality and Ignatian Spirituality,” by Tim Muldoon of Boston College, made it through the reviewing process. Michael, who is Director of the HDip and MA in Applied Christian Spirituality (ACS), is now the only Jesuit director of academic programmes at Milltown Institute.
Milltown Institute’s programmes in Applied Spirituality are consistently the most subscribed postgraduate courses. The External Examiner for the programmes last year, Peter Tyler from St. Mary’s University College, London, emphasised that they are the only ones of their kind in Britain and Ireland. Traditionally the domain of religious and priests, they now attract professionals in the fields of medicine, social care, counseling, education, and business. Lay women form the largest percentage of students, but there has been a recent increase in the number of men. For more information (places are limited): Michael O’Sullivan SJ, (00353) 1-2776315; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.milltown-institute.ie.
The Pontifical Commission for Cultural Goods marked the restoration of the altarpiece painted by Brother Andrea Pozzo, a Jesuit of the sixteenth century, in the historic Gesù Church. To see the video on H20 Catholic news service click here.
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Rory Halpin SJ celebrated his final Gospel Choir Mass on Gardiner Street on Sunday night, as he is moving on to his new ministry with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland in Limerick. Donal Neary SJ, the parish priest of Gardiner Street Church (pictured, right, presenting Rory with a book). Rory has been the Director of Slí Eile for the last five years and has been involved with the Gospel Mass since its inception. Fr. Neary spoke warmly about how much Rory had brought to the Mass and generally to Jesuit young adult ministry in Slí Eile. Fr. Neary then made a presentation on behalf of all those involved. Rory will be taking up his position in the JRS office in Limerick after a short rest. [Photo: G.Clarke SJ]