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Photo credit: Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network
The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, with the Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM), dressed up on June 28th and 29th to commemorate a special occasion: the celebration of 175 years since its foundation (on December 3rd, 2019) and of 10 years since the beginning of its recreation process.The anniversary was celebrated in Vatican City with an International Meeting attended by some 52 delegations of the Prayer Network from the five continents, representing more than 5,000 people. Pope Francis also...
At the end of this month there will be four days of celebration in Rome for the 175th Anniversary of the foundation of the Apostleship of Prayer, which has been re-invigorated and rebranded in recent years as the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. The Apostleship of Prayer started in France in 1844, at a Jesuit training college in Vals. The young Jesuits there were anxious to start on their missionary activities abroad, especially in India, but became disheartened because they realised they...
A new analytics survey of the Jesuit online prayer website Sacred Space has revealed the website to be in excellent shape, as it marks its 20th birthday.The research was undertaken by digtial marketing expert John McDermot, Director of Systemivity (a digital marketing and development company). It showed that 700 people are praying every hour on Sacred Space. That translates into an average of 16,000 per day from around the world, and this online community of prayer has reached over 20,000 daily...
Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, affectionately known as SFX, has had a weekend of celebrations over the first Sunday of Advent, for its patron saint's feast day and 170th birthday.SFX Church first opened its door on the 4h December 1848, the day after the patronal feast day, and has been staffed by the Society of Jesus ever since. The architect was JJ Scholes, who designed the nave in the early gothic decorated style using blue limestone for the slender pillars. The Sodality Chapel dedicated to...
What a year it has been at Mount St Mary’s College, the historic and beautiful day and boarding school for boys and girls, nestled in the picturesque village of Spinkhill, just south of Sheffield.The past year has seen generations of Old Mountaineers, current families, staff past and present and the surrounding community join together for a wonderful year of anniversary celebrations, marking 175 years since the College first opened its doors.A Grand Celebration Week began the celebrations...
Wimbledon College 125th anniversary cycling event
As part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations, a number of Wimbledon College staff and family took part in a cycle and picnic event on Saturday 1st July 2017.In perfect early morning conditions, teachers Mr Milloy and Mr Simpson set off from the school site with College electrician, Brian Helene, and recent Rhetoric-leaver, James Davies.Having cycled out through Richmond Park and Bushey Park, the peloton of four hurtled up Newlands Corner before swinging round to Dorking and Box Hill's zig-zag...
7 August 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits. Over the past year we’ve been publishing material prepared in collaboration with Pray as you go and Thinking Faith to celebrate the lives of twelve noted Jesuits from the past 200 years as part of the Calendar that was also published. This month, we’re releasing an audio version of a Novena prepared by the Curia in Rome to commemorate the Restoration. Each section of the Novena is around...
A two-day conference in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Heythrop College and of the Jesuit Educational Tradition will be held on 19 – 20 June 2014.The conference, ‘For the Greater Glory of God and the More Universal Good’ is organised by Heythrop College and the Institute of English Studies of the University of London. Scholars from Britain and overseas will explore the character and significance of the Jesuit educational tradition with respect both...
Image of the first page of the Papal Bull
If someone hasn’t written yet on the subject  of email and spirituality, I am sure they will soon. Much is said about the social media of Facebook and twitter, while the old fashioned email hardly gets a mention. Yet for many people email can dominate, define and direct their day.  When I get up in the morning, do I switch on my computer immediately (assuming I have switched it off!), anxious to see if anyone has communicated with me while I have been asleep?  Depressed to find...