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Update on the response to Cyclone IDAI in central Mozambique

In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone IDAI, Mozambique’s government and its disaster-response agencies assessed the scale of damage done and made plans to alleviate the suffering of the people. The Church got going faster than most, with an organized and practical response.

2019 Jubilarians Saturday, 8th June 2019

Paul Walsh, Des Byrne, Michael Hickey, Michael Kane, Séamus Galvin, Diarmuid Casey, Bobby Ellison, Pat Doran, Denis Wiehe, Peter Nolan, Hugh Boyle, Leo McGarry, Tom Raftery and Jude Lynch.

Seán O’Leary C.S.Sp. in Taiwan meets visiting Irish parliamentarians.

In June 2019 a group of Irish senators on a visit to Taiwan met with Fr. Seán O’Leary C.S.Sp. Fr. O’Leary, from Cork, was first appointed to the east Asian island during the late 1990s. Now Provincial with responsibility for Taiwan, Vietnam and India, he has also been a member of the leadership team of the Spiritans in Ireland and served in a west Dublin parish.

Emergency assistance for cyclone-affected area of Mozambique Connie O’Halloran, Overseas Development Officer May 2019

In Spiritan Newsflash N° 207 (March 2019), under a heading of “Idai victims need help urgently”, the Generalate in Rome appealed for a generous response to Cyclone Idai which had just devastated parts of Mozambique (as well as parts of neighbouring countries). Cyclone Kenneth, which was to follow only a few weeks later, also caused much devastation to areas (further north) in Mozambique.

An Ashram Experience in Ireland - Peter Conaty

Visiting an Ashram in India has become popular in recent times. More people are seeking meaning in life, work and relationships, and are looking for a way of slowing down and finding simplicity and peace in life. An Ashram is a place where people of any faith, gender or nationality can stay, practice meditation, mindfulness and yoga, and take an inward journey under guidance to re-connect with themselves and their spirituality. Spending time at an Ashram offers solitude, peace and time-out in community to reflect and to benefit from various spiritual teachings in a setting that is close to nature.