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St Aloysius tends the sick, Source unknown
At the mass for the feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ, Fr Kensy Joseph SJ explained to the students of St Aloysius College, Glasgow, how success in the eyes of God is not about awards, rather about the person we are called to be.At the start of the year, when we had the Ascensio Scholarum mass, I compared our school to that of one of my favourite fictional schools (not Hogwarts!) I said that our motto, Ad majora natus sum (I am born for greater things) reminded me of the school motto of UA High...
Born near London, I was raised in St Andrews in Scotland. I come from a large Christian family who read the Scriptures and prayed together. As a result, I can’t remember a time when God was not there. God was as vast as the North Sea, and he had Dad’s voice and hands.Between 2007 and 2014, I completed a doctorate in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. During that time, my quest for catholicity led me to the Catholic Church. Although it might seem counter-intuitive, the dogmas of the...
The concert will include four works composed by Jesuit priests or those who studied with Jesuits - two by Jesuit Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726), and two by Jesuit educated Georg Joseph Vogler (1749-1814).Much of Zipoli's missionary work was with the Guarani people in Paraguay at a time when Spain and Portugal were in dispute concerning governance of the territory. This is the scene in which the film 'The Mission' is located. Indeed the famous sound track from the film - 'Gabriel's Oboe', composed...
Three Jesuits along with one lay collaborator participated in the 4th Assembly of the United Nations for the environment recently held in Nairobi –  James Kayanda SJ (Eastern Africa Province), Adrian Makasa Chikwamo SJ (Zambia-Malawi) and Ghislain Tshikendwa Matadi SJ (Africa Centr.) and Miss Elizabeth Auma, a lay collaborator in the Communications Department of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network.The theme of the environment was scrutinized with rigour and realism. The organizers had...
Fr Kyara Corbinian SJ is a Tanzanian Jesuit who works in the East African Jesuit Development office in Nairobi, Kenya. In less than one week, he will be joining fellow East African Jesuit Fr Alexander Wainaina SJ for the London Marathon.Along with the Jesuit Missions London Marathon team, they will be running in memory of Fr Victor Luke Odhimabo SJ who tragically died whilst serving in South Sudan in November 2018. Fr Kyara was one of the last people to see Fr Victor Luke before he died....
Fr John Gerard SJ, the English Mission and the Gunpowder PlotA Farm Street TalkLanding at night on the Norfolk coast in October 1588, Jesuit priest John Gerard very successfully ministered to English Catholics for 17 years in extraordinary circumstances. After many daring escapes he suffered imprisonment and torture, famously escaping from the Tower of London in 1597 to continue his work until 1605.The speaker is his tenth great-nephew, Michael Maslinski, who last year persuaded the BBC to...
 Dries van den Akker SJ, Colette Scully and Martina Maher
They say if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen  - well they didn’t consider saints! A new cookbook with a difference, Saintly Feasts: Food for Saints and Scholars links every recipe with a saint, from St Wilgefortis ‘St Cucumber’ to St John, who was plunged into a pot of boiling oil but emerged unscathed.The authors, Martina Maher and Colette Scully are two Irish ladies living in Birmingham who have been cooking Sunday lunch for the Jesuits for 22 years. One among them, Fr...
As servants of Christ's mission in Latin America and the Caribbean, from March 4-6, 51 lay people and priests, including 19 Jesuits, from various professional and academic sectors gathered to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Venezuela.They were convened by the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) and received support from the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University in Lima and the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas. The main task of the...
Fr Tiburcio Arnaiz Muñoz SJ. Photo Credit: Diócesis de Málaga
This coming 20th October, the Catholic Church will beatify "apostle of the city", Father Tiburcio Arnaiz Muñoz SJ in Málaga, Spain.In a letter to the Society of Jesus on the 11th October, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ lauded Fr Arnaiz as “a worthy proponent of popular missions and promotor of the participation of the laity in spreading the faith.” He also wrote that Fr Arnaiz is a person to be emulated:"In our own time, we can learn much from what Fr Arnaiz did in his day … In ways adapted to our...
Fr Doyle
Bravery Under Fire, a docudrama feature on the life of Irish WWI Jesuit chaplain Fr Willie Doyle, will have a special screening in the Vatican on 12th October to an invited audience of senior clergy and Catholic leaders.The film, directed by Co Down Director Campbell Miller, is the story of Fr Willie Doyle SJ, a WWI chaplain from Dublin who served and died ministering to the fallen in 1917 in Ypres, Belgium.Fr Doyle SJ served with the British Army in Passchendaele, ministering to soldiers of...

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