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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Historical Jesuit treasures relived through exhibition

June 18, 2021

Two goregous exhibitions have finally opened in London, made possible by important Jesuit loans.

Discernment Disentangled? An Ignatian View

June 17, 2021

Learn more about how to interpret major decisions and daily experience the Jesuit way.

Our celebration of Refugee Week

June 17, 2021

Refugee friends and supporters shared their creative writing talent.

Hot off the press, the latest edition of Jesuits & Friends!

June 16, 2021

There are many interesting articles in the summer edition of the Jesuit magazine.

Historical Jesuit treasures relived through exhibition

June 18, 2021

Two goregous exhibitions have finally opened in London, made possible by important Jesuit loans.

Discernment Disentangled? An Ignatian View

June 17, 2021

Learn more about how to interpret major decisions and daily experience the Jesuit way.

God the sower

June 10, 2021

A kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace.

Laudato Si' Research Institute wraps up first major conference on women, solidarity, and ecology

June 9, 2021

The conference explored the impact of environmental degradation on women.

A special online event for Refugee Week

June 7, 2021

The event will showcase the writing talent of refugee friends supported by Jesuit Refugee Service.

Jesuits protest cuts to UK's international aid budget

June 4, 2021

Father Denis Blackledge went on a 24-hour protest fast to raise awareness of the issue.

Our celebration of Refugee Week

June 17, 2021

Refugee friends and supporters shared their creative writing talent.

Hot off the press, the latest edition of Jesuits & Friends!

June 16, 2021

There are many interesting articles in the summer edition of the Jesuit magazine.

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.