Hekima College

Fr Peter Edmonds SJ
Jubilarian and biblical scholar Fr Peter Edmonds SJ reflected on a life of service in this homily, given at Farm St Church on the Feast of St Ignatius 2018.Today is the feast day of St Ignatius, a special day of celebration for members of the Jesuit order, the Society of Jesus; it is also a special day for those who have been educated at Jesuit colleges which for over four centuries have flourished in so many parts of the world. But today is also a special day of celebration and gratitude for...
My life with the Jesuits began when I was despatched to a Jesuit boarding school, Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, at the age of nine in austere post-war years. I remained there for eight years, leaving with a State Scholarship in 1955. In those days, there was an immense Jesuit presence in the college and a strong religious atmosphere. This atmosphere contributed to my priestly vocation.Three years at the University of Manchester followed. Then with my Classics degree, I entered the Jesuit...
The latest attacks in Kenya have highlighted the dangers to both Kenyans and visitors. The murder of 48 locals in the coastal town of Mpeketoni yesterday is reinforcing the climate of mistrust and fear in the country. But for Jesuits working in Nairobi, these events have emphasised the importance of their work in peace building and reconciliation.“For those of us missioned here, nothing is achieved by becoming paralysed with fear,” says Fr Peter Knox SJ of Hekima College in Nairobi...