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Christ at the Column by Palms il vecchio at Campion Hall oxford
The Hall together with Christ Church College will be offering two meditations on works of art for Holy Week.These will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April at 4pm and all are welcome to attend. The theme of these meditations is that of 'Sorrowful Mysteries.'On Wednesday at 4pm there will be a talk at Campion Hall by the Very Revd Professor Martin Percy, Dean of Christ Church and Professor Peter Davidson, Senior Research Fellow at the Hall on the painting by Palma Vecchio, '...
I was brought up in a solid Catholic family and spent some years in the strange environment of a ‘junior seminary’ preparing to be a diocesan priest. After leaving the seminary at the age of eighteen, I gradually slipped away from the Church.It was too late to apply to university: instead, I worked for some years in banking. Aged 22, I had fortunate opportunity of transferring to an international bank, working for 15 months in Ghana. Relatively quick promotion convinced me that banking, at any...
English language summer school participants with Fr James Hanvey SJ
Fifteen Jesuits from twelve different countries participated in this years Jesuit English Language Summer School (ELSS) at Campion Hall, Oxford, an annual course organized by the British Province for Jesuits who want to improve their English skills. The four week long course was offered at the pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced level.The ELSS is much more than a month of just learning English. The students are given the opportunity to get to know the British Jesuit province and have a...
Michael Suarez SJ
President Obama has announced more key administration posts which include Campion Hall Visiting Fellow, Reverend Michael Suarez SJ, as a Member of the National Council on the Humanities.  Fr Michael recently gave the outstanding Lyell Lectures in the Weston Library in Oxford. The National Council on the Humanities comprises a board of twenty six distinguished private citizens appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Members serve staggered six year terms during which...
In this latest issue of The Way you will find:Jane Kopas, on St Francis and Social Justice.Robert R. Marsh, on gifts and giving in the Contemplatio.Hung Trung Pham, on immigrant spirituality.Robert E. Doud, on the poetry of Thomas Traherne.George B. Wilson, on spirituality and organizational policy.Johannes Hoff, on contemplation and the nature of being.Meredith Secomb, on vocation in the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar.Carolyn Chau, on two ecumenical communities and their work for peace.To see...
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. ...
As we enter the most solemn days in the Christian calendar, the Jesuits in Oxford are using art to reflect on Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.Tomorrow (Maundy Thursday), Dr James Hanvey SJ, the Master of Campion Hall, Oxford, will be reflecting on the Instruments of the Passion as represented in the art of Roy De Maestre, as part of the Artistic Pilgrimage through Holy Week entitled From Darkness into Light.De Mastre exhibited with the Royal Academy of Arts from 1951 and was represented in...
Dr Lisa Sowle Cahill (picture left), the internationally distinguished American moral theologian and ethicist, will deliver the annual Newman Lecture at Pembroke College in Oxford in March. Her lecture will be on Marriage and the family and the upcoming Synod.  The Newman Lecture is sponsored in turn by Campion Hall, St Benet’s Hall and Blackfriars.After graduating as a theologian from the Jesuit University of Santa Clara, Dr Sowle Cahill proceeded to the University of Chicago...
The Way is an international quarterly journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the Jesuits in Britain.  Through writing informed by critical and creative scholarship, it aims to provide a forum in which thoughtful Christians, from different walks of life and different traditions, reflect on God’s continuing action in human experience.Among particular concerns of The Way are:the role of spirituality in the struggle for justicethe spiritual issues raised by intercultural...
I was born in 1931 in a Catholic working class family in the West of Scotland and educated locally, graduating from the University of Glasgow before joining the Jesuit order. My training as a Jesuit took me to England, the United States of America, and Rome, where I obtained my doctorate in moral theology from the Gregorian University. I have since lectured, broadcast and written regularly, and travelled abroad a great deal, dealing with various aspects of human and Christian moral behaviour....

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