Mount Street Jesuit Centre

The desert held a prominent place in the imagination of early Christian ascetics. It was a place of desolation and teemed with deceitful demons, God’s adversaries, who were ever-intent on thwarting a person’s spiritual progress. As such, life in the desert implied temptation and ongoing ascetic struggle. But it also held tremendous promise, for it was in the wilderness, in silence, that ascetics could hope to overcome human limitation and experience the joys of paradise. In many...
Take time to pause for prayerful reflection and place your year ahead into the hands of God. Prayerfully consider what God might be inviting you to at this time of a new beginning. There will be some input, times of guided prayer, and silent prayer as well as the opportunity for one to one spiritual direction if desired.The retreat will be led by Lynne Galloway.Please follow the link to make a reservation.    If you feel you would like to speak with a spiritual director please make...
Come and spend time preparing yourself for Christmas with prayer, a quiet space and time just for you. The Young Adult Advent Retreat is an invitation to people aged 18-35 to take a step back from the busy-ness of life before Christmas and take time to reflect on what Advent means for you. The retreat will include input about and experience of prayer, silence and sharing. Please bring a journal and a pen with you as well as your packed lunch. Drinks will be provided.  Please register...
The latest Faith Matters Question Time took place at Farm Street in London last night. A panel of four debated whether religion should be part of education in the latest discussion organised by the Mount Street Jesuit Centre and the Agency for Evangelisation.The debate chaired by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ included Jonathan Bartley, the Founding Director of Ekklesia, the Christian Political Think Tank. His own experience of trying to find a place for his son in a faith school has led him to...
A Saturday workshop in the Mount Street Jesuit Centre Spirituality programme“I remember it well”The words of this familiar old song say much about memory. An integral part of our identity, memories can be either trivial or important, conscious or unconscious, and are certainly selective and unreliable. Yet they are an essential component of our daily lives.About Margaret PhilpotMargaret Philpot has a diploma in counselling/psychotherapy, having completed three years training at the...
How each of the Gospels begins sets a tone for what follows. Its themes are established within the opening chapters, so by looking at the beginning of the Gospels we can understand more fully what each of the evangelists is trying to convey. In this four-week course, Brian Purfield will explore Gospel Overtures: Reflections on the Beginning of the Gospels. The sessions take place on Tuesday mornings between 11am and 1pm from 4 November at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre in central London.
Mount Street Jesuit Centre in central London is seeking to appoint a person who shares its values to run London Jesuit Volunteers. LJV is a service which brokers volunteer placements and provides group spiritual reflection each month to enable volunteers to journey together and connect faith and action.The Coordinator will manage the existing programme, identify local collaborators at two new London sites through Jesuit networks, and oversee pilot initiatives in these sites in 2015. This...

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