Ethos Blog

  • 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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  • 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 just 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 […]

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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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  • Pilgrims’ Progress

    When April with his showers sweet with fruit The drought of March has pierced unto the root …And many little birds make melody… Then do folk long to go on pilgrimage… Thus spake Geoffrey Chaucer some six centuries ago and the message contained in his Prologue to the Canterbury Tales continues to resonate each year […]

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  • Parents’ Retreat

    There are still some places available on the  one-day retreats for Parents / Guardians that will take place on Friday 8th April and Friday 22nd April in Glendalough Co Wicklow. On  each day there will be a hike, prayer and some refreshments afterwards. There will be a planned theme for the day based on a […]

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  • Easter Greetings

    The vernal equinox has come and gone, the days have begun to outstrip the nights and, as Clongowes closes its doors for the Easter Holidays and we draw breath after a busy second term, we do well to reflect on all that has befallen us since Christmas. The school has once more emerged from the […]

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  • Passion and Death

    Last Monday (14th March) saw this year’s Tenebrae Service staged in The Sports Hall at 9.15pm for the entire school. Tenebrae (Latin for shadows or darkness) is an ancient Christian liturgy of Holy Week dating back to the Middle Ages. It comprises a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering in the days leading up to and […]

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