Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ

The Tablet’s Literary Editor, Brendan Walsh, met Fr Gerard W. Hughes SJ shortly before his death at the end of last year.In all his work, Gerard (“Gerry”) W Hughes SJ tried to heal what he saw as the damaging “split” in our spirituality. “God is in every human being, in every movement of our devious minds and hearts and in every human tragedy, drawing us out of death into life.”Hughes was born in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, the fourth of six children. On his mother’s side his grandparents came from...
Where to start? I think Gerry would like us to begin with our own experience, right in the here and now, because at the centre of his life was his conviction that “God is in the facts, whatever my experience may be, so the facts must be kind.”And the facts of this moment of mourning are kind. We are each of here today because our lives have been touched by God through Gerry W Hughes. That much we have in common; but the particular ways in which our experience of God has been...
Gerry W Hughes
In his final months, Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ (who died on 4 November 2014) wrote a series of blog posts on Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation. Here we publish extracts from them - his final thoughts in his own words.For whom these words addressed: To anyone who is actively involved in working for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, irrespective of their religious affiliations or lack of them.Why are you doing this?  Because I believe that what I have experienced and am...