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Ignatius 500

There are a number of upcoming events to launch the Ignatian Year 2021-2022: a year to celebrate the anniversary of the conversion of St Ignatius beginning with the siege at Pamplona in May 1521.

There will be many activities throughout the year both nationally and internationally. Here are some things to keep in mind in May:

1. Our Provincial Leonard Moloney will launch the year at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Gardiner Street Church beginning 7.30pm Thursday 20 May 2021. You are welcome to join on the parish webcam.

2. The next event will be a Live Prayer Broadcast open to all with Fr. General on Sunday 23 May at 7pm Irish Time. Fr. General Arturo Sosa will speak and there will be testimonies from people in the different Jesuit Conferences, and music from amongst others Cristobal Fones, Keith Duke, and Laurent Grzybowski. Join the prayer by visiting this website:

3. The twice daily Masses of the Sacred Heart Novena will focus on three moments in the conversion of St Ignatius: Pamplona Devastation, Loyola Recuperation and Manresa Reorientation. 11.30am Mass will be streamed live and the 7.30pm Mass may be viewed via Zoom and Facebook (see website for details).

4. Messenger Publications have brought out a beautiful resource for personal reading and for spreading the word by Patrick Corkery SJ entitled St Ignatius of Loyola: A Convert’s Story. Order at or by calling 01-676 7491 or email

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