James Hanvey SJ

Say it with your life Caritas Westminster
Fr James Hanvey SJ recently spoke at a Westminster Caritas event anticipating the church's first world day of the poor. His talk was entitled 'Say it with your life', and focused on the way Catholic social thinking brings new life to a wounded and broken world. Fr Hanvey talked about 'the magnificent witness of practical hope;' that Caritas and their partners represented.  What is unique about Catholic social teaching is that it's not just abstract thought but rather the interplay...
Campion Hall has announced that it will host 'Connecting Ecologies' in early December. Inspired by the vision of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato si, it will be different to the usual academic conference. Fr. James Hanvey SJ, Master of Campion Hall describes it as, “a series of events that bring together specialists from different academic and professional backgrounds. The aim is to stimulate dialogue and reflection about an integrated response to environmental change.” The idea was...
Peter Scally SJ and the team from Sacred Heart Edinburgh
Over three days last week almost 120 delegates from our parishes came together to learn from each other and from a panel of experts, how to breathe new energy into parish life to make them  “ centres of constant missionary outreach” (Evangelii Gaudiam 28).   Delegates from Scotland to the south coast, ranging in age from 21 to 89, and representing cultures on all continents, spent time together considering the three key documents issued by Pope Francis:Evangelii Gaudiam...
Dr James Hanvey SJ addresses the conference
120 delegates from our ten parishes around the country arrived yesterday at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick as the Jesuit Pastoral Conference 2017 got underway.Each parish is represented by its parish priest and any permanent staff, as well as members of the parish council and key volunteers.  They are joined by key speakers (James Hanvey SJ, Elizabeth Davies and Henry Longbottom SJ), Fr Provincial and representatives of several of our apostolic works.Br Ken Vance SJ, the Province...
Fire with grilled fish Pixabay
Held within the octaveToday still stands within the Easter octave. The Church marks its most important feasts and seasons this way. I think it is also doing something more.There is something about the strange liturgical stretching of time, beyond the normal measuring and the pressure of the immediate, into the prolongation of the now: this moment, this place, which has no boundaries.Through we can count and distinguish the appearances, there is really only one resurrection moment. They are all...
La Pieta of Cigoli
Into your handsAn artistic pilgrimage through Holy WeekA series of three talks looking at three different depictions of the deposition of Christ, organised by the Master of Campion Hall, Fr James Hanvey SJ.La Pieta of Cigoli at Campion HallA talk by Professor Frank T Kennedy SJIn the same seriesThe Deposition of Christ by The Master of Delft at Christ Church Picture GalleryA talk by the Very Revd Prof Martin Percy, Dean of Christchurch and Jacqueline Thalmann, Curator of the Picture...
The adoration of the shepherds, Asmolean Museum
A series of talks curated by Campion Hall: contemplating the nativity in AdventThe Adoration of the ShepherdsThe Picture Gallery, Christ ChurchA talk byThe Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy (Dean of Christ Church)Jacqueline Thalmann (Curator of the Picture Gallery) Saturday 12th December  4pmThe talks are free of charge and all are welcome 
Pope Francis kisses a baby on his way to his weekly audience in the Vatican.
           James Hanvey, University of OxfordGiven the media attention around the Catholic Church’s latest synod on the family, with its rumours of schism, plots, and the self-outing of a gay Vatican priest with his partner, one might think that the whole event was scripted by Umberto Eco or Dan Brown. But its effects, which reinforce much of the Church’s teaching on the family, may prove long-lasting.Despite reports saying otherwise, the...
The Campion Hall Garden Party was held on Thursday 11 June in glorious sunshine and with the garden looking its best.Guests included the Regius Professor of Divinity, Graham Ward, Professors and academics from the University of Oxford as well as guests from Georgetown University, Washington, scholars from Australia, the Philippines and Chile and many friends of the Hall.For those who have been coming for many years, the Campion Hall Garden party is one of the highlights of the summer. ...
Fr James Hanvey SJ, Master of Campion Hall, University of Oxford, gives us a simple reflection on Christian prayer.He discusses Christ's own prayer and how we can use the prayer of the Church to draw closer to God the Father.Part of our 'Schools of Prayer' podcast series.www.catholicnews.org.uk/schools-of-prayer

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