Ignatian Insight

From the Archives: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

BY MAllen

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 14:00

As the UK prepares for the annual Bonfire Night celebrations, the BBC will be airing the final episode of its ‘explosive’ three-part drama, Gunpowder, the Jesuits in Britain Archives examine some of the items and documents that relate to the events.

St Alphonsus in old age

The light at the door - celebrating St Alphonsus Rodriguez

BY JHellings

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:19

On 31 October 2017, we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ of Spain, who remains an inspiration for Jesuits to this day.

Scarves laid out in memory of the 96 who died at Hillsborough

And you must love your neighbour as yourself.

BY PO'Reilly

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 20:11

Love of neighbour? Yes! Love of any other football team than your own!? Can it be??

From the Archives: The Reformation and the Jesuits in England

BY MAllen

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:46

On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg. As the Christian world reflects on 500 years since its beginning, the Jesuits in Britain Archives explore the effect it was to have on English Jesuits.

Autumn colours Paul Varnum via Unsplash

Praying with greater wonder

BY RStyles

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 16:52

At harvest season Fr Bob Styles SJ is reminded how God is present in the beauty of creation and our human responsibility towards it. 

Robert Emms as John Gerard SJ and Peter Mullan as Henry Garnet SJ, BBC iPlayer

The Gunpowder Plot - a Jesuit narrative

BY DPreston

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:29

Following the broadcast of hte BBC's series Gunpowder, Dermot Preston SJ reviews the role of the Jesuits in the Gunpowder Plot and the impact of the plot on Catholic life and worship in seventeenth century Britain.

Parliamentary interns - joy, peace and good food at St Beuno's

BY TByron

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:18

Isaac Withers, a faith and politics intern, describes his first experience of an Ignatian Retreat at Beuno's.

Pub wedding credit jmason.org

Invite everyone you can find to the wedding

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00

Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects on a wedding during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and how it resonates with the parable of the wedding feast.

From the Archives: Jesuits and the lost art of letter writing

BY MAllen

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:19

The Jesuits in Britain Archives is full of letters – personal correspondence, circulars, letters to and from Fr Provincial and Fr General, annual letters in Latin, postcards and Christmas cards. There are letters from Guyana, South Africa, Jamaica, India, Maryland, Rome, from all parts of Britain and, it seems, from all corners of the world. Assistand Archivist, Sally Kent, delves into the Archives to find out more.

A hospital room

“I tell you that the Kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to the people who will produce its fruit.”

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 17:21

What have you done in Christ?
What are you doing in Christ?
And what shall you do in Christ?

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