Health workers don protective clothing

The African Jesuits AIDS Network's response to Ebola, 'one of history's most lethal diseases'

The Director of AJAN's blog
Blessed Miguel Pro SJ 1891-1927

Blessed Miguel Pro SJ is the featured Jesuit for October in our restoration 2014 calendar.

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Jbeil school for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Fr Dominic Robinson SJ reports on his visit to JRS Syria projects in the Lebanon at vigil of song and prayer.

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The Vision of Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ by Francisco de Zurbarán.

31 October is the Feast of St Alphonsus Rodríguez SJ a Jesuit Brother. He was beatified in 1825, canonised in 1888 and is the patron saint of Jesuit Brothers.

St Alphonsus Rodríguez SJ: sanctity through service
Candles in sand image from flickr by caffeinehit

On the 2 November each year, we observe All Souls’ Day and pray for all the faithful departed. Jesuit theologian, Josep Giménez discusses concepts of heaven, hell and purgatory.

The 'Last Things': Heaven, Hell and Purgatory

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Pause for prayer

  • Silent prayer, an image of prayerful gratitude

    In The Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful

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  • Reflection: Blessed Miguel Pro SJ, anniv. of the restoration

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  • Reflection: Henri de Lubac SJ for the anniv. of the restoration

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  • Reflection: Alberto Hurtado SJ for the anniv. of the restoration

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  • William Fitzmaurice SJ 1877-1945

    Fr Fitzmaurice SJ On Witnessing An Execution

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  • The Introduction to a series of four podcast reflections on the life of St Ignatius Loyola as seen through The Spiritual Exercises.

    Introduction to St Ignatius and the Spiritual Exercises

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Our People

  • Michael O'Connor SJ

    Michael O'Connor SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 2008. After taking his first vows he completed a BA at Heythrop and is now assisting in Loyola Hall Spirituality Centre.
  • Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ

    Gemma Simmonds CJ

    Gemma is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus (CJ). She is a senior lecturer in pastoral theology at Heythrop College and has made a significant contribution to the development of Pray-as-you-go.
  • Matthew Power SJ

    Matthew Power SJ

    Became a Jesuit in 1987. Matthew joined the Loyola Hall community to undertake the young adult apostolate and vocations promotion. He is now the superior of the Preston community and is vocations director. He directs the Spiritual Exercises.