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From the Archives: One Hundred Years Ago Today...

BY RSomerset

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:18

One hundred years ago today the first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place on the evening of 19th January 1915.

Lighting a candle in prayer for Migrants and Refugees

Praying for Migrants and Refugees

BY Ruth

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 16:35

Louise Zanré, Director of JRS UK, invites us to dedicate time this New Year to pray in solidarity with refugees who face the year ahead with uncertainty. This reflection first appeared in the Catholic Universe newspaper.

Christian Unity - CHRISTian

Godtalk: Appreciating our differences

BY PKnott

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 15:05

On Sunday we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In this week's Godtalk, Peter Knott SJ asks how our differences can actually help us focus on a more real unity. Real growth happens and real grace breaks in when we have to deal with what is different. Learn to understand, said John of the Cross, more by not understanding than by understanding. What’s dark, unfamiliar, frightening, and uninvited will stretch us in ways that the familiar and secure cannot.

Lakes in Croatia, credit Bruno Monginoux

Pope's ecology encyclical - what can we expect?

BY HLongbottom

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 15:18

The Word emanating from Vatican corridors is that we can expect to see the long awaited environment-themed encyclical at some point during 2015.

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The Baptism of the Lord

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 18:32

On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects on what it means to be “baptised in the Holy Spirit”?

Godtalk: Searching for Reality

BY PKnott

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 18:08

Peter Knott SJ reflects on Searching for Reality beginning with Isaiah.

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From the Archives: The 1872 Jamaica diary of Fr James Splaine SJ

BY RSomerset

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:57

On 2 November 1869, Fr James Splaine SJ (1834-1901) travelled out as a Jesuit missionary to Jamaica, and remained there three years, until he left for the United States and then Canada.

The three kings

Epiphany and the gifts of Christmas

BY Ruth

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 18:49

Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects on Epiphany and the gifts of Christmas in this post for Ignatian Insight.

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Godtalk: Spiritual maintenance

BY PKnott

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 13:26

At different times in our lives we need different spiritualities. Sometimes a spirituality of maintenance or even of descent is more necessary than a spirituality of ascent to higher things.

Dominus ac Redemptor, the Bull of Restoration

Through disappointment to great solace

BY JHellings

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 12:09

As we look back on the 200th anniversary year, Jonathan Wright puts the Restoration of the Society of Jesus in context.


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