Ignatian Insight

Peter & Paul & Pope Francis

BY Ruth

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 18:59

On Sunday 29th June the Church celebrated two of our foremost saints, Saints Peter and Paul. Fr Tim Byron SJ gave this homily for BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship which was broadcast live from St Joseph's Bradford.

Piano Player by Sir_Leif at flickr.com

Godtalk: Learning later in life

BY PKnott

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:43

Learning later in life is much more of a challenge than learning when we're young, mainly because of the bad habits that we have to unlearn along the way. Peter Knott SJ reflects on the spiritual meaning behind learning the piano later in life.

Jesuits a fun look at different points of view

An Ignatian approach to studies

BY Ruth

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 19:50

Joel, a first year Scholastic (that is a studying Jesuit) reflects on his first year in London: study and prayer

Three of the works of mercy are depicted: giving drink to the thirsty, visiting the prisoner and clothing the naked. (Matthew 25) From Jim Forest at flickr.com

Godtalk: A Mercy-full Church

BY PKnott

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 13:41

Mercy bridges love and law, wipes out sin, and characterises the Church which we are charged to bring to others. But first we must recognise that Church for ourselves. Truly, we must "break with convention, and do things differently".

The Trinity by the celebrated Russian icon painter, Andrei Rublev

Holding everything in balance

BY Ruth

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 16:59

James Crampsey SJ uses art and balance to reflect on the weekends feast, The Trinity.

Choosing images for the upcoming JRS photography exhibition

Refugees behind the camera

BY Ruth

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 15:09

A photographic project organised by JRS-UK is much more than just an artistic form of self-expression, writes Kate Monkhouse

Image of a flame by Wendy at flickr.com

Godtalk: Sexuality and Desire

BY PKnott

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 16:57

The life of a former UN Secretary General may not seem like the best place to begin to understand the fruits of celibacy, but as more of his journals are being published in English, we are becoming more aware that Dag Hammarskjold was both a man of extraordinary moral integrity and extraordinary spiritual depth. The fact he never married, and yet longed for marriage, shows how the single life can bear the beautiful fruit of the consecrated life.

Roger Dawson SJ, chaplain to the Help for Heroes bike ride

The fragile flame of hope

BY Ruth

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 15:12

Jesuit chaplain, Fr Roger Dawson SJ, was among the 1000+ cyclists who brought central London to a halt yesterday afternoon, as they completed the 2014 Help for Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride from Brussels to Paris through the First World War battlefields. The final stage included a ceremony at the Centotaph in Whitehall where Roger gave this reflection.

Mother Theresa

They shall be comforted

BY JHellings

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 17:36

Michael Beattie SJ finds a common thread in the Pope's prayer themes for July-November 2014

Last Judgement

Godtalk: Doing right because it's right

BY PKnott

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:14

Christians do not calculate or make distinctions as to whether God is inside a certain situation or not, whether a person seems worth it or not, whether a person has any beliefs, or whether a person appears to be a good person or not, before reaching out in service. Christians help whoever is in need, independent of those considerations – like the Good Samaritan.

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