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Novices and staff at St Francis of Assisi Technology College
On Tuesday 4th October, St Francis of Assisi Technology College, Walsall, welcomed all 13 Jesuit Novices into their wonderful school. This was to celebrate the Feast Day of their patron saint with a series of lessons, given by Jesuit Novices, on the topics of vocations, the Society of Jesus and how to pray the Examen and other Ignatian prayers. With all novices teaching four or five lessons each, we managed to teach every child in the school in a single day, with well over 1000 students between...
Novices make their First Vows
Dear ‘voventes’, family, friends, companions,Vowday. After two years of probation we are here together at this important encounter with the Lord. The ‘voventes’ are making us witnesses of their intimate secret which they bear in their hearts: the knowledge that the Lord touched each of them in a very special way and that He has been transforming them ever since.Their selection of three texts from Holy Scripture today is a testimony of their private and intimate...
jesuit london marathon runners
As most regular readers will know, one constant aspect of my first year in the Jesuit novitiate thus far has been preparing to run the London Marathon in aid of Jesuit Missions. On Sunday 24th April I completed the marathon and so now it feels right to reflect on and share what I have taken from this experience.The Day Itself:For the running enthusiasts reading I should start by recommending running the London Marathon. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. A lot of it is a blur...
Some experiences from the international Jesuit novitiate in Birmingham. Life, work, pilgrimages. read and subscribe here: http://manresaamigos.wordpress.com/