God of Surprises

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...
The Jesuit priest, author and spiritual guide, Fr Gerry W Hughes SJ, died on 4th November at the age of 90. Gerard William Hughes was born on 22 March 1924 in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, and entered the Society of Jesus in 1942. After studying at Heythrop College (at that time in Oxfordshire), Skt Georgen in Frankfurt and Campion Hall, Oxford, he was ordained in 1958, and made his final vows as a Jesuit at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, three years later. He taught at Stonyhurst...
The late Gerry W. Hughes, the author of God of Surprises, promoted over many years the formation of lay people to give the Spiritual Exercises.A brief, accurate and very unsatisfactory answer to this question is ‘God knows’. ‘Can I ever discover what it is?’ ‘You can try’. ‘But can I ever be absolutely certain that I have discovered God’s plan?’ ‘I hope not.’ ‘Then what’s the point of trying?’ ‘Because you...