Spirituality

Summer edition of The Way spirituality journal
The summer edition of The Way is now available.LEARNING LIFE’S LESSONSContentsPaul L. Younger - Lost For Words: An Ignatian Encounter with Divine Love in Aggressive Brain CancerDuring a holiday in France in 2016, Paul Younger fell ill and was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. Inevitably, his life has been radically changed by this, and his subsequent treatment. As a man schooled in the Spiritual Exercises, he found himself drawing deeply on the resources of Ignatian  ...
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‘SPIRITUALITY’ is a word that the famous and very popular Jewish Rabbi, writer, and broadcaster Lionel Blue said he felt uneasy and uncomfortable to use, “because,” he wrote “I am not a see-through spirit.” It is easy to see what he meant. Spirituality can seem to exclude all the normal human pleasures and practicalities of human life, and can be an unfortunately woolly word sometimes cloaking some pretty woolly religious thinking. Yet we need the word to cover the spiritual needs of human life...
Retreat centre: St Beuno's
Spirituality Team Member and Trainee Spirituality Worker Spirituality Team MemberWe seek a new team member to help deliver our programme of retreats and training starting in July 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible.  The role will involve directing on the Ignatian Individually Guided Retreats, training and duties involved with the general running of the centre.  There may be additional responsibilities depending on the applicant’s skills and experience, such as programme...
St Johns College Durham
Three day conference taking place at St John’s College Durham University Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th July.  It will explore good practice in spirituality and mental health care.  It is an opportunity for clinicians, service users and carers, chaplains, faith and community leaders – and anyone else who is interested – to come and think about how those interested in recovery and those who wish to promote the importance of spirituality can work together for the benefit of people who...
In June the Director of Spirituality for the Jesuits in Britain and the communications office launched PathwaystoGod.org, a new online resource for Ignatian Spirituality.  Pathways to God has daily prayers and inspiring reflections. It incorporates the websites for our spirituality centres St Beuno's in North Wales, the Mount Street Jesuit Centre in London and the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow, as well as the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) and...
Ignatian Retreat days“For me,” says Anne, “they’re a chance to forget about the distractions of a busy life.”  She’s talking about the Mount Street Jesuit Centre’s monthly Ignatian Retreat Days.“I draw close to God and in the stillness he speaks to me … consistently,” she adds.Anthony observes “it’s an opportunity to become (re)centred through a quiet time of stillness and reflection. The simple framework of thoughts...
Gerald O’Mahoney was born in Wigan Lancashire in 1934.  He attended Mount St Mary’s School in Spinkhill and joined the Jesuits at the age of 18.  During his formation he taught Maths and Classics, first at St John’s Beaumont and then at Beaumont College in Windsor. He was ordained in Dublin in 1964, where he was studying at Milltown Park.From 1966 he was based mainly at Loyola Hall where he was a member of the team giving the Spiritual Exercises.  During this time he also served...
The latest issue (volume 54 no 4) of The Way has been published and is available now. Each issue has one article made freely available. This month's is from Pedro Walpole: Do Not Be Afraid: Laudato Si’ and Integral EcologyWriting from the perspective of Asia Pacific, Pedro Walpole sees in Laudato si’ a call to restore a sense of what is enough to human living, avoiding unsustainable over-consumption. One way to foster this is to deepen the bonds of solidarity between people living in...
Spirituality word cloud
We often talk about spirituality. How do you speak about something being spiritual?  The word is usually taken as something ethereal, out of this world:  in fact it has very earthly effects, it touches on everyday life.There are many definitions of spiritual, but the one that appeals to me rests on St Paul’s list of the effects of the Spirit: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control. You find it in his letter to the Galatians (Galatians...
Balance by incisler
WE ALL struggle in different ways. Sometimes we struggle simply to maintain ourselves, to stay healthy and stable, to stay normal, not fall apart, and not have our lives unravel into chaos and depression.But, even as this is going on, another part of us is forever reaching upwards, struggling to grow, to achieve higher things, not waste our gifts, to live a life that is more altruistic.At other times we may have to struggle with a threatening darkness that surrounds us. The complexities of life...

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