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'Soul Food' Vocations Evening, Dublin

"To be saints is not a privilege for the few but a vocation for everyone" - Pope Francis, Twitter. Soul Food is an opportunity for men interested in religious life to come together for some prayer, a short talk, some discussion and some food! The goal is to provide a prayerful and...
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ERI newsletter Apr14

Students protest for human rights in India & Melbourne...

Eco-theology in Peru, World Water Day in Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, students engage in advocacy in Melbourne and India, the Human Rights Council concludes its 25th session...all in this month's edition of the Edmund Rice International (ERI) e-letter.
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'Prevention is better than cure...'

Brother Joe Gilleece, a Presentation Brother missionary in Ghana, has sent us this account of how the Brothers in Bolgatanga are offering some hope to young people this Easter. "One of the serious problems in Bolgatanga in northern Ghana is alcoholism. One parish priest told me that in the last year 12...
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SHARE students on Holy Week retreat

Brother Martin Kenneally and Ms Treise O'Callaghan, Youth Ministry Coordinator, led a special retreat on Holy Monday for students involved in SHARE. The retreat took place at Mardyke House and was attended by over 20 teenagers. Take a look at some photos from the gathering in the Gallery above...
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"All will be well..."

Take a look at Lux Edmundi's reflection for Easter 2014... Learn more about Lux Edmundi here...
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"We are all connected..."

Katie Krommenhoek is a Volunteer Coordinator and Fundraising Intern at the Integration and Support Unit at Mount Sion in Waterford. Here she reflects on her experience to date... Before I began my position as a Volunteer Coordinator and Fundraising intern with the Integration and Support Unit, I thought I had...
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World Champion returns to Coláiste Chríost Rí

Rob Heffernan has been honoured at his old school, Coláiste Chríost Rí, in Cork city. Rob was welcomed by Principal, Mr Seán Culhane, and presented with a framed singlet in the Críost Rí colours with his initials, 'R.H.' and with the words, 'Curadh an Domhain', meaning 'World Champion'. Rob won the...
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Críost Rí students host Cork leg of Cycle Against Suicide

Student leaders and their teachers at Coláiste Chríost Rí in Cork are putting the final preparations to their plans in advance of the Cycle Against Suicide, which will depart from their school on Thursday May 1st.  The school will host over 400 cyclists who are expected to cycle the Cork...
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Where will your Easter egg come from...?

It won't be long until we will be enjoying our Easter eggs but as Brother Brian Bond points out in the new edition of the Edmund Rice Justice Bulletin, we need to be aware of where that chocolate came from...Take a look at the bulletin here.
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Report on Climate Change

Take a look at some resources from Edmund Rice Justice about the startling Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published recently.
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Lux Edmundi reflection on the Annunciation

Take a look at the Lux Edmundi reflection (pdf) on the Annunciation.
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"I'll be back" Nuncio tells Chríost Rí students

Brother Patrick, Chaplain at Coláiste Chríost Rí reports on a momentous day for the school and for one group of students in particular... "When the present Transition Year students at Coláiste Chríost Rí decided to travel to Ghana on an  Immersion Trip they could hardly have believed the events that would...
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Pres Bray students raise €2,300 for Trócaire

Well done to the First Year Students at Presentation College, Bray who have presented a cheque for €2,300 to Trócaire. The students obtained sponsorship for their Lenten fast. School chaplain, Brother Ray, congratulated the students; "It's very impressive that these students chose to make such an effort to raise money for those...
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Congratulations to Christian Brothers

We extend our congratulations to the Christian Brothers who have just elected a new Congregation Leadership Team at their chapter in Kenya. Read all about the Brothers' Chapter on this special webpage
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Edmund Rice International - March newsletter out now

Take a look at the March 2014 Edmund Rice International (ERI) newsletter which contains news about: demands to close the Manus Island detention centre in Australia, concerns about the rate of youth suicide in India, human rights in Sierra Leone, and a new ERI Social Justice and Advocacy Desk in...
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Advocacy Day for Schools takes place in Waterford

Brother Kevin Mascarenhas, the Director of the Integration and Support Unit (ISU) for immigrants at Mount Sion in Waterford writes about the Schools Advocacy programme which took place recently. “Priority 10 in the Presentation Brothers Strategy for the Anglo-Irish Province is Advocacy. I took some Advocacy training at Edmund Rice International (ERI)...
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Hip Hop with the Brothers in West Indies!

Click on photos to enlarge Brother Robert Fanovich, our vocations director in the West Indies, found an unusual way of linking young people with the Gospel when he organised a Gospel Hip Hop/breakdancing competition in Grenada recently.  "Four schools took part in the contest," he explains. "The participating schools each chose a...
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Toronto Uni Student visit Mar14

Brothers welcome university students in Toronto

Our Brothers in the Parkdale Community in Toronto recently welcomed 6 university students who were attending a gathering of students from all over Canada in preparation for a national retreat. Lori Neale, National Coordinator of the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry & Canadian Catholic Students’ Association, in Toronto coordinated the visit. "It was...
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Brother Bede photographs Pope Francis in Rome!

Brother Bede has just returned from Rome where he was able to attend a General Audience with Pope Francis. Brother Bede is an enthusiastic photographer and he was able to get close enough to the Holy Father to take some great photos. Take a look...
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'Figuring out Francis' with the Presentation Brothers in Dublin

Mondays at the Monastery is back! Our Mondays at the Monastery series takes place at our house in Dublin. Google Map here. Two dates have been announced for Lent 2014 with the theme, "Figuring Out Francis". Part I: 7.30pm, Monday 31st March 2014: "Who was St Francis?"The enduring popularity of St...
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Brother Paul McNiven (1934-2014) remembered

Brother Paul McNiven, who died recently, was a Christian Brother who had lived with our Brothers in Grenada.  Presentation Associate, Beverley Steele from Grenada, remembers her friend - the late Brother Paul... "Br. Paul McNiven (1934-2014) was a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.  After a full ministry in Canada, where...
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'Movies with Meaning' this Lent in Cork

Our Youth Ministry office in Cork city is hosting three evenings this Lent for a "Movie with Meaning". Each session involves screening a movie and reflecting on the deeper themes and meanings involved. Thursdays, 4.30pm - 7pm @ Presentation Brothers, Mardyke House, Mardyke, Cork city. March 6th, March 20th, April 3rd 2014 The...
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Lux Edmundi Reflection for Lent 2014

Dr Frank Steele has published the monthly Lux Edmundi reflection in preparation for Lent. Read it here. For information about the monthly Lux Edmundi meeting, please contact Frank at luxedmundi@gmail.com
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Christian Brothers Chapter taking place in Kenya

The Congregation of Christian Brothers is meeting in Chapter from March 3rd to March 31st in Nairobi, Kenya. You can follow daily reports from the Christian Brothers' Chapter here   A Congregation Chapter takes place every six years. Delegates are elected from across the Congregation to attend. Brother Rupert O'Sullivan (Deputy Congregation Leader...
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Prayers for Nigeria

Prayers for Nigeria

Our Brothers in Nigeria have asked us for our prayers. There has been an upturn in violence by Boko Haram in recent weeks. We have seven Presentation Brothers living in two communities in Nigeria. The Brothers' communities are in Bauchi State and Benue State. As many as 59 people were murdered in...
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February edition of ERI newsletter out now!

The February 2014 edition of the Edmund Rice International (ERI) newsletter is now available It contains plenty of developments from ERI including news of new interns at the Geneva office. You can also read about New Zealand's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at which concerns were raised about the rate of Maori...
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Brothers attend Consistory in Rome

Brother Barry, Brother Donatus and Brother De Lellis are in St Peter's Basilica in Rome this morning to support Archbishop Kelvin Felix (Archbishop Emeritus of Castries in St Lucia (West Indies)) as he is made a cardinal by Pope Francis. You can watch the Consistory live from 10am (GMT) on Saturday...
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Alpha Course, Glasthule, Dublin

Following a successful run last autumn, the Presentation Brothers at Glasthule (near Dun Laoghaire) in Dublin, will host the popular Alpha Course beginning on Tuesday 25th February at 7.30pm. For further details contact Brother Andrew at andrewhickey@PresentationBrothers.org Take a look at this 90 second video which briefly explains what the Alpha course...
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Expansion at Brothers' school in Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria

(click on photos to enlarge and view as a slideshow) The Bishop of Bauchi, Most Rev. Malachy John Goltok, has blessed a new multipurpose hall and 3-classroom block at Presentation Brothers’ Secondary School in Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria. The new facility has been provided by the Presentation Brothers with funding assistance from...
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Brothers in San Antonio welcome Archbishop Gustavo

(Left to right) Brother James, Brother Francis, Archbishop Gustavo, Brother Raphael and Brother Mike. Our Brothers in San Antonio, Texas, had a visit this week from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, the Archbishop of San Antonio. The Brothers in San Antonio are involved in pastoral work locally. Brother James is co-director of the Presentation...
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