John Paul II Awards

30th November 2018

The 9th Pope John Paul II Awards took place in the Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas on Thursday 15th November. The award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II, who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them. The candidatesare enabled to take an…read more

Prosperous Crozier

28th November 2018

Clongowes crozier goes on display at National Museum A thousand-year-old pastoral staff, the ‘Prosperous crozier’, which has been in the care of the Jesuits at Clongowes almost since it was discovered in a bog in 1839, has been given to the National Museum on indefinite loan. The public display of the crozier was launched at…read more

What will survive is love

26th November 2018

Today is the feast day of St. John Berchmans, born 1599 in modern day Belgium. Deputy Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace spoke of him at Morning Prayer earlier and also reflected on the nature of dedicating lives to the service of others… When, in 1616, John Berchmans told his parents that he was going to join…read more

Head, Heart, Soul, Body

23rd November 2018

Wellness Day 2018 How well are you? No really. How well? We may be ‘well off’ or ‘well up’ on something, but how well are we really? ‘Wellness is more than being free from illness – it is an on-going process of change and growth, an active process of becoming aware of – and making choices…read more

Finding God in the Mess

21st November 2018

Night of Peace Cardinal Newman once said that we are responsible for the inner attitudes on which faith depends. Why do I sometimes drift through life like an unbeliever? Because I forget to remember. I forget to nourish my recognition of the larger reality that God is with me. I need spaces of focusing. That…read more

Annual Remembrance Mass 2018

19th November 2018

The autumn season is always rich in colour but as November moves towards its end the very richness of those colours is the sign that nature must face up to the fact that – to regenerate next spring – all growth must fade and die. As nature prepares to take its rest, at a time when…read more

Science Week: Bricks4Kidz

16th November 2018

It fair took us back to a childhood of scrabbling around for different sized LEGO© bricks in a battered biscuit tin, when we walked into the Cooperative Learning Centre on Tuesday morning to see the busy workshop taking place. The brightly lit space was a hive of focused activity with youngsters designing and building racing cars…read more

Trad Group Road Trip

14th November 2018

Continuing what is fast becoming an annual tradition, the Clongowes Trad Group ‘bus rolled out the drive on Friday November 9thin search of a music venue of note to pass a few hours playing and enjoying good music. Instead of heading for the west this time, the group headed east to the oldest pub in…read more

11th Hour in Clongowes

12th November 2018

Yesterday (November 11th) Remembrance Day was observed around the world with silence and the tolling of bells to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on this date in 1918. The conflict had formally ended ‘at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month’, in accordance with the armistice signed…read more

Gratitude and Respect

9th November 2018

November is a month of remembrance. It is a month where we remember those who have gone before us. Those members of our families who have passed away and whose memories we forever hold dear. The passing of friends and those known to us whose memory we cherish. At our gathering for Morning Prayer on…read more

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