Jesuits in Britain

Jesuits are contemplatives in action, rooted in the rich tradition of our spirituality, and living lives of service all around the world. We invite you too to live a life of faith in action.

Explore our spirituality

St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed a spirituality for real life. Often referred to as ‘Ignatian Spirituality’, it is commonly described as a way of ‘finding God in all things’ - but what does that mean?

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Discover our work

Right from the Society's earliest years, Jesuits have been active on these isles. This has included caring for the disadvantaged, sharing the good news of the Gospel, and helping people to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Today Jesuits across the globe are working on four important areas...

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Novena for the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola (Days 2 – 4)

July 23, 2021

Join us for nine days of devotional prayer for St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

The Ignatian Year continues this month with a play written and performed by Jesuits

July 22, 2021

Join us for The Ignatian Year to find out more about our founder, St Ignatius of Loyola.

Covid leaflet now available for countries where info is scant

July 15, 2021

Jesuits in Britain staff member helps produce leaflet for countries where Covid info is scant.

Leader of the Jesuits honours Fr Stan Swamy SJ, martyr of the marginalised

July 15, 2021

Fr Stan was a Jesuit priest and human rights activist who died after 7 months in an Indian prison.

Novena for the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola (Days 2 – 4)

July 23, 2021

Join us for nine days of devotional prayer for St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

The Ignatian Year continues this month with a play written and performed by Jesuits

July 22, 2021

Join us for The Ignatian Year to find out more about our founder, St Ignatius of Loyola.

Support for Stella Maris (formerly called Apostleship of the Sea)

July 11, 2021

Stella Maris was founded 100 years ago in the Jesuit church of St Aloysius in Glasgow.

Safeguarding & Professional Conduct Coordinator

July 10, 2021

A new role with the Jesuits in Britain.

Safeguarding Support Advisor

July 10, 2021

A new role with the Jesuits in Britain.

Can Jesus make a difference?

July 7, 2021

Many people cannot face the possibility of the real Jesus making a difference.

Covid leaflet now available for countries where info is scant

July 15, 2021

Jesuits in Britain staff member helps produce leaflet for countries where Covid info is scant.

Leader of the Jesuits honours Fr Stan Swamy SJ, martyr of the marginalised

July 15, 2021

Fr Stan was a Jesuit priest and human rights activist who died after 7 months in an Indian prison.

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2021

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June 17, 2021

Hot off the press!

Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking Through Catholic Social Teaching

Theodora Hawksley

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May 12, 2021

A review of a new book which explores Catholic Social Teaching, by Theodora Hawksley.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2021

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May 11, 2021

Hot off the press!

Loosening the knots: Counsel

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May 8, 2021

Counsel finds its partner in discernment, says Teresa White FCJ

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2021

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June 17, 2021

Hot off the press!

Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking Through Catholic Social Teaching

Theodora Hawksley

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May 12, 2021

A review of a new book which explores Catholic Social Teaching, by Theodora Hawksley.

Loosening the knots: Piety

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May 5, 2021

By studying the life of early Christians, we can discover much about ourselves, says Brian Purfield.

Why would anyone want to be a Jesuit today? The wisdom and example of Peter Canisius

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May 5, 2021

Peter Canisius’s story should command our attention, writes Thomas Flowers SJ.

Loosening the knots: Fear of the Lord

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May 1, 2021

Fear of the Lord should impel us, not limit us, writes Brain McClorry SJ.

Why does my work matter to God?

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April 29, 2021

What does work mean to you, and what do you think it means to a creator God?

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2021

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May 11, 2021

Hot off the press!

Loosening the knots: Counsel

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May 8, 2021

Counsel finds its partner in discernment, says Teresa White FCJ

Becoming a Jesuit

For nearly 500 years, Jesuits have taken up Christ’s challenge to serve a world in need for the glory of God and the help of souls.

Explore our history

The history of Jesuits in Britain is a story of bravery and sacrifice. While the first Jesuit activity in Scotland began within a decade of the Society’s foundation in 1540, the first full Jesuit mission to England was launched from Rome in April 1580.

Meet Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, led a spiritual revolution that changed the church and the world forever. Ignatius was many things: soldier, mystic, pilgrim, prisoner, founder, priest and saint. Discover him for yourself.