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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Celebrating the Ignatian year

The Ignatian Year marks the 500th anniversary of the religious conversion
of St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

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Helping the Ukrainian Catholic community

August 12, 2022

We have been assisting London’s Ukrainian Catholic community to respond to the challenges of war

Give me Ignatius any day

August 1, 2022

St Ignatius put his life on the line and became available to God, writes Fr Damian Howard SJ.

A new rock opera explores discussions central to the Church and its history

July 29, 2022

The Witches Seed tells the story of three women who are falsely accused of witchcraft.

Young people recognised at Million Minutes Awards 2022

July 15, 2022

The awards celebrate a different aspect of Catholic social teaching lived out in action.

Helping the Ukrainian Catholic community

August 12, 2022

We have been assisting London’s Ukrainian Catholic community to respond to the challenges of war

Give me Ignatius any day

August 1, 2022

St Ignatius put his life on the line and became available to God, writes Fr Damian Howard SJ.

"Rome is like throwing an apple and having an orchard bounce back at you"

July 5, 2022

A young pilgrim reflects on his trip to Rome with Jesuit Young Adult Ministries.

We remember a brave Jesuit - Stan Swamy

July 5, 2022

A year ago today, Fr Stan passed away having been detained by the Indian government

The first ever performance in London and Rome of this recently discovered opera

June 24, 2022

San Ignacio de Loyola is only the 2nd opera to be written in Latin America

Reflections on the Ignatian Year and what it all means

June 23, 2022

As we approach the end of the 'Ignatian Year' next month, Fr Ladislav Šulik reflects

A new rock opera explores discussions central to the Church and its history

July 29, 2022

The Witches Seed tells the story of three women who are falsely accused of witchcraft.

Young people recognised at Million Minutes Awards 2022

July 15, 2022

The awards celebrate a different aspect of Catholic social teaching lived out in action.

Events

Discover our retreats, courses and events, and find one near you! These are our event highlights – to find the full selection discover more through our centres and our other works.

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Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2022

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June 17, 2022

Finding God in the midst of war.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2022

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March 15, 2022

This latest issue contains stories from around the British Province of Jesuits.

Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2021

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November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2021

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June 17, 2021

Hot off the press!

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2022

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June 17, 2022

Finding God in the midst of war.

Jesuits & Friends - Spring 2022

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March 15, 2022

This latest issue contains stories from around the British Province of Jesuits.

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

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.

Jesuits & Friends - Winter 2021

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November 26, 2021

Stories of love and service fill us with hope.

Jesuits & Friends - Summer 2021

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June 17, 2021

Hot off the press!

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.