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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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

Food or fuel?

June 22, 2022

Crops used in biofuels are being taken out of the mouths of starving people and used to run cars

Two Jesuits assassinated in Mexico

June 20, 2022

The priests were murdered while trying to defend a man who was seeking refuge in the church

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

An interview about refugees and social justice

June 15, 2022

"We are called to stand up for those who are being pushed around"

Mary Bailey is presented with the Campion Medal

June 4, 2022

Some people want to make the square mile around them better

Finding God at University

May 31, 2022

University can be a time of new experiences, but what about our faith and relationship with God?

Catholic listeners - a new service for those wishing to connect with their faith

May 23, 2022

The helpline is open three days a week from 4pm to 7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Food or fuel?

June 22, 2022

Crops used in biofuels are being taken out of the mouths of starving people and used to run cars

Two Jesuits assassinated in Mexico

June 20, 2022

The priests were murdered while trying to defend a man who was seeking refuge in the church

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.