Peter Randall SJ

Inter Faith Week, Preston
The city of Preston has come to the end of its Inter Faith Week and the Jesuits of St Wilfrid’s Church have paid tribute to the representatives of different faith communities who have shown hospitality in places of worship around Preston.“With a gentle touch they described their community, and the hope and horizon which their faith brings,” writes Fr Peter Randall SJ in this weekend’s parish newsletter (below). “The devastating events in Paris inevitably arose as each one spoke, and in a simple...
The parish group in Falmouth
Perhaps it was because we set out on a journey starting from Flanders that I was prompted to wonder about how a group of 5 Jesuits would have been received in Cornwall to carry out a parish mission a hundred years ago. My father went to a Methodist boarding school there not long after the First World War, and I remember his stories which gave a flavour of the religious sentiments of that time.The parish priest at St Mary Immaculate in Falmouth was keen to reassure us that the local Catholics...