Chris Brolly SJ

Cap Blanc-Nez, the ‘Cote d’Opale’ west of Calais
Jesuit Scholastic Chris Brolly has spent six weeks in Calais working alongside migrants and refugees. He reflects on how entering deeply into another’s lived experience has energised his faith journey.While my first five weeks in Calais were full of rewarding experiences, towards the end of my stay I became frustrated at my inability to make deeper connections with the people of the migrant communities I was serving when on distributions  or hospital runs.This was partly due to how I had I...
A police eviction in Calais
Jesuit scholastic Christopher Brolly has spent six weeks working alongside refugee communities in Calais, where, despite the removal of the 9000 residents of the ‘Calais Jungle’ in 2016, around 500 migrants and refugees remain, some of whom are unaccompanied minors, mainly from war-torn countries such as Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan.“The conditions are dire,” observed Chris “basic human rights are threatened - provision of water, food, and accommodation are propped up by the humanitarian...
Chris Brolly SJ at Rheims
Chris Brolly SJ is studying Philosophy at Centre Sèvres in Paris and belongs to a community of 35 Jesuits there.  He shares his experience of being part of a large mixed community and a member of a “fraternity group”.It’s fantastic to be among such a large group of Jesuits who come from all over the world (we have twelve different nationalities in our house!). There are 25 scholastics (those, like me, who are doing their ‘first studies’ having completed the novitiate stage of formation)...