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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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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Hear a Jesuit take on climate change

October 11, 2021

A French Jesuit living with us in London helps unpack some of the ideas in Laudato Si'

The Ignatian Year - what is it and how can you get involved?

October 1, 2021

Check out our new webpage dedicated to Ignatian Year events.

Pupils urge Prime Minister to show bold leadership at COP26

September 29, 2021

The petition, created by Jesuit Missions, was delivered to 10 Downing Street.

Some Synod Scenarios: A view from Liverpool

September 28, 2021

Learn more about how the Archdiocese of Liverpool navigated the Synod journey.

Hear a Jesuit take on climate change

October 11, 2021

A French Jesuit living with us in London helps unpack some of the ideas in Laudato Si'

The Ignatian Year - what is it and how can you get involved?

October 1, 2021

Check out our new webpage dedicated to Ignatian Year events.

BBC explores Ignatian Spirituality (come and try it for yourself)

September 27, 2021

Check out this programme about our founder, St Ignatius of Loyola, and why his spirituality matters.

Young people invited to build an economy that works for all

September 24, 2021

Inspired by Pope Francis’ message to give a soul to the economy of tomorrow, join the movement.

Some Synod Scenarios: A view from Rome

September 22, 2021

Nathalie Becquart works for the Vatican Synod of Bishops and gives her view on the 'Synodal Church'.

Mary in Scripture – check out this online meditation series

September 22, 2021

We invite you to get to know the very human mother of Jesus from the Scripture.

Pupils urge Prime Minister to show bold leadership at COP26

September 29, 2021

The petition, created by Jesuit Missions, was delivered to 10 Downing Street.

Some Synod Scenarios: A view from Liverpool

September 28, 2021

Learn more about how the Archdiocese of Liverpool navigated the Synod journey.

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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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.