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From the Archives: Revisiting ‘Chaplains’ Weekly’ for Remembrance Day

BY MAllen

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 15:26

Jesuits have served as Military Chaplains in successive conflicts, and in the Jesuits in Britain Archives we have records of Jesuits who served in the British military as Chaplains in the Crimean and later wars. As we near Remembrance Day, we revisit Chaplains’ Weekly, the magazine for Jesuits serving in the armed forces.

Poppies credit Laura Goodsell

Rest in peace


Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:51

A reflection by Tony Nye SJ on the month of the dead,

Praying with the pope in November

BY DStewart

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 09:17

November’s monthly Intention from Pope Francis reflects his concern for the whole of the universal church and the whole of the world, especially the frontiers.

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.


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