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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Jesuits call for justice in the global allocation of Covid-19 vaccines

May 14, 2021

Jesuits call for fair and equitable vaccine allocation.

The lot fell to Matthias

May 13, 2021

We can feel ourselves summoned by Jesus, out of the blue, from the substitutes’ bench.

Newman: Meditation & Prayer livestreamed from Farm Street Church

May 12, 2021

Check out this free concert at Farm Street Church

Walking with Ignatius: A Celebration of the Society of Jesus

May 11, 2021

A new book celebrates 500 years of the Society of Jesus.

Jesuits call for justice in the global allocation of Covid-19 vaccines

May 14, 2021

Jesuits call for fair and equitable vaccine allocation.

The lot fell to Matthias

May 13, 2021

We can feel ourselves summoned by Jesus, out of the blue, from the substitutes’ bench.

From the Archives: Father Leo O'Hea SJ

May 10, 2021

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the death of Father Leo O'Hea SJ (1881–1976).

Jesuits on BBC's Great British Railway Journeys

May 6, 2021

In Barmouth, Michael Portillo encounters a group of Jesuits.

Conference: Women, Solidarity, and Ecology

May 5, 2021

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ points towards the importance of solidarity with the earth.

What does 'the common good' mean? Check out this new D'Arcy Lecture

May 5, 2021

‘The Common Good’ is increasingly heard, but what does it mean? Watch the lecture.

Newman: Meditation & Prayer livestreamed from Farm Street Church

May 12, 2021

Check out this free concert at Farm Street Church

Walking with Ignatius: A Celebration of the Society of Jesus

May 11, 2021

A new book celebrates 500 years of the Society of Jesus.

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: 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.

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.

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: Counsel

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May 8, 2021

Counsel finds its partner in discernment, says Teresa White FCJ

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?

Loosening the knots: Knowledge

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April 25, 2021

Is it possible to possess any knowledge that doesn’t relate to our lives as Christians?

Can Jesus raise our hope from the dead?

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April 21, 2021

Many people feel as if they have been living one long Lent, writes Cardinal Czerny SJ.

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.

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.