Tuesday 5 December is International Volunteer Day. Volunteers are an invaluable help to the work of the Jesuits in Britain Archives and have in total dedicated over 700 hours of their time since 2014. Current volunteer, Anne Courtney, gives an account of the work she has been doing for us.
As part of the annual Explore Your Archive campaign, the Jesuits in Britain Archives held an open day on Tuesday 21st November 2017. Members of staff at the Jesuit Provincial Offices in Mount Street and members of the wider Jesuit community were invited to visit the Archives to see a special display of items discovered over the last year through moving collections and cataloguing. Assistant Archivist, Sally Kent, reports on the day.
Chris Brolly SJ is studying Philosophy at Centre Sèvres in Paris and belongs to a community of 35 Jesuits there. He shares his experience of being part of a large mixed community and a member of a “fraternity group”.
Jesuits have served as Military Chaplains in successive conflicts, and in the Jesuits in Britain Archives we have records of Jesuits who served in the British military as Chaplains in the Crimean and later wars. As we near Remembrance Day, we revisit Chaplains’ Weekly, the magazine for Jesuits serving in the armed forces.