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Black and white photograph of Fr Bernard Vaughan wearing a long coat and top hat

From the Archives: 'Flying Fr Vaughan'

BY RSomerset

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 17:37

100 years ago in April 1915, Fr Bernard Vaughan SJ spent several days with Lord Kitchener’s new army and ascended in a military biplane.

Hurricane

Godtalk: On being endlessly distracted

BY PKnott

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 09:31

To be a human being is to be endlessly distracted. We aren’t persons who live in habitual spiritual awareness who occasionally get distracted. We’re persons who live in habitual distraction who occasionally become spiritually aware.

Jesuit IHS monogram at Gesu Church in Rome

Towards the 2016 General Congregation

BY JHellings

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 08:17

As the Jesuits in Britain gather for their Province Congregation, Jack Mahoney SJ considers the role of the Jesuits' General Congregation in the recent history of the Church.

Earth Day 2015

Celebrating Earth Day the Catholic Way – Connect & Flourish

BY HLongbottom

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:35

Henry Longbottom SJ on how the Church is engaging with environmental issues.

Our Lady of the Way, Gesu, Rome

The feast of Mary, Mother of the Society of Jesus

BY JHellings

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 09:57

Today we celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Society of Jesus. Fr Simon Bishop considers the significance of Our Lady for the founders of the Society of Jesus.

The Shroud of Turin 2010

Beyond the Linen – The Shroud of Turin

BY GClapson

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 00:00

Tom Wall reflects on the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin

A child's brown eye from LibreShot.com

Godtalk: Sight and Insight

BY PKnott

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 09:56

Seeing implies more than having good eyesight. We may well be seeing physically, yet not seeing the meaning of it. Truly seeing implies more than having eyes that are simply open. Peter Knott SJ reflects in this weeks' Godtalk.

Walkers carry their cross

From the novitiate: A Holy Week Pilgrimage

BY Ruth

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 16:48

Novice Steve reflects on and recounts his experience of this years' student cross pilgrimage from Oxford to Walsingham.

Jesus and the Apostles by Ben Sutherland on Flickr

Thoughts on Easter Thursday

BY Ruth

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 16:19

Tony Nye SJ reflects on life so far as a Jesuit in the context of today's readings at a mass for this yeras' Jubilarians. What stands out in today’s gospel? It is the sequel to the Journey to Emmaus and confirms the reality of the Risen Lord. For me it is His final words in the passage: “You are witnesses to this”.

A painting of sunrise over dark water

Godtalk: Light and Shadows

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:32

This weeks' Godtalk presents us with the challenge to try to live more fully in the present moment and not let our heartaches about the past or our anxieties about tomorrow cheat us out of the riches of today.

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