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 Kissing the face of God Oil on canvas, by Morgan Weistling

Be on your guard, stay awake!

BY Ruth

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 20:15

“Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.” A reflection on the readings from the first Sunday of Advent.

Edmund Campion SJ

On Campion

BY JMoffatt

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:29

Edmund Campion, born in London in 1540, was soon recognised as one of the most talented scholars of his generation. He was a master of Latin and Greek literature and philosophy, and distinguished himself for his oratory while at Oxford.

Christ the King of Life

Godtalk: Coming Alive in Christ

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 15:55

The modern habit of separating the spiritual and material ultimately misses the central power of God: he is closer to us than we are to ourselves, constantly leading us to newness of life.

By Alfred Weidinger from Vienna, Austria (Bob Geldof in the Belvedere, Vienna) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Exercising the Spirit: Bob, the modern media and the old, old story...

BY GClapson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:33

Fr Provincial reflects on the Band Aid single in support of the Ebola epidemic, in the context of the Spiritual Exercises

Black and white photograph of five Jesuits in chef whites around a large cake

From the Archives: The cake that changed the Temple at Manresa, Roehampton...

BY Ruth

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:16

Working on the photographic collection in the Jesuits in Britain Archives, Mihaela came across an interesting story of how a cake has changed a Temple.

Words of the Lord's Prayer

Godtalk: Praying the Lord's Prayer

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:45

The Lord’s Prayer is an example for all prayer; 'Let your prayer be frequent and brief'’ say many writers. If we try too soon to spend a long time in prayer, the chances are we'll end up with cramp and lots of distractions. We'll find other things to think of apart from God. But 'frequent and brief does not mean just uttering the odd casual word. 'Frequent' means 'keep at it: make it habitual.' The more frequent the prayer becomes, the more we are caught up in the relationship between God the Son and God the Father.

Vigil organised to honour the lives of asylum seekers who have died whilst in detention in the UK.

Vigil in Honour of Deaths in Detention

BY Ruth

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 16:24

‘Alexandra’ from JRS-UK took part in a vigil organised to honour the lives of asylum seekers who have died whilst in detention in the UK. She describes why she was pleased to go along to support others.

Gerard W. Hughes SJ at study.

Homily for the Requiem of Fr Gerry W Hughes SJ

BY Ruth

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 13:09

The Homily given by Brendan Callaghan SJ for the requiem mass for Gerard W Hughes on the 17 November 2014 at Farm street church.

Gerry W Hughes

There is nothing we can change except ourselves

BY GClapson

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:15

In his final months, Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ (who died on 4 November 2014) wrote a series of blog posts on Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation. Here we publish extracts from them - his final thoughts in his own words.

A Quote from the Provincial on the martrys of El Salvdor " In death they have shared the fate of so many poor Salvadorans, assassinated because they sought liberation through peaceful means."

Mysterious Fruit

BY Ruth

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 17:16

Michael Kirwan SJ reflects on the significance of the martyrs of El Salvador, 25 years on, and their message for us today.

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