Ethos Blog

  • Following the Way

    Last month forty seven pilgrims from Clongowes made their ways to the Basque Country in Northern Spain, there to embark on a pilgrimage that would lead them from the birthplace of St Ignatius in Loyola to one of the most important Ignatian sites in Manresa while also dipping their toes in the Camino de Santiago. […]

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  • Union Day 2016

    Union Day is one of the great traditions that have helped to make Clongowes what it is and has been gracing the grounds of the old Castle Browne for well over a century, ever since the first event on June 5th 1898. While the attendees in this second year of our third century may not […]

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  • More Choral Success

    Singers from Clongowes Wood College once again enjoyed success, this time at the Navan Choral Festival. The organisers decided to merge various underage categories into one competition, so Matthew Cassidy from Elements and Hugo O’Donnell from Grammar were competing against each other, as well as seventeen other boys and girls from schools throughout Leinster. This […]

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  • These days will never come again

    Last month was a heady time for the gentlemen of Rhetoric as they made the rounds of life in Clongowes for one last time in a series of ‘lasts’ – including the traditional fancy dress. The ‘second last’ Morning Prayer of the year took place on Thursday (May 26th) and the Assistant Headmaster, Mr Martin Wallace […]

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  • Strong and Perfect Christians

    Name                                Faith Friend Eoghan Cumbers                   Charlie Coonan Luc Curley                                 Seán McCrohan Oisín Devitt                     […]

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  • John Sullivan Thanksgiving Mass

    Thanksgiving celebration for soon to be beatified Fr. John Sullivan SJ Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin diocese was the principal celebrant at the annual anniversary Mass in thanksgiving for the soon to be beatified, Venerable Fr. John Sullivan SJ, in Clongowes Wood College on Sunday 8 May. The Boys Chapel in Clongowes was full long […]

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  • John Sullivan Beatification

    Glad tidings of great joy indeed as it has been announced that Pope Francis has approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Fr Sullivan SJ, which will lead to his Beatification. Pope Francis’ approval was given at an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. […]

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  • Retreating from the World

    The sun shone, the skies were blue and the heather was colouring the Wicklow Mountains in a hue of purple, as we arrived at the Hermitage Retreat Centre for the Clongowes Parents’ Retreat, on Friday the 22nd of April. Anne Marie Dolan and Declan O’Keeffe had arranged a wonderful day of reflection and exercise for […]

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  • Grandparents’ Sunday

    Next Sunday (April 17th) there will be a special Sunday Eucharist in Clongowes to celebrate all Grandparents of the students and community in the College. We would like to invite any Grandparents who can to come to this special liturgy in their honour. The Mass will take place at 11.am in the Sports Hall and […]

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