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JRS changes lives

CSAN and JRS Lent Campaign: Changes Lives

BY Ruth

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 20:08

CSAN, or Caritas Social Action Network, in which we are taking part, has launched the Lent Campaign: Changes Lives! Here are some of our JRS volunteers voices on how JRS helps change lives of those marginalised.


Godtalk: True Devotion

BY PKnott

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 15:14

Peter Knott invites us to look at how we respond to the Lord. How are we aware of an awesome, loving and creative God?

John Ogilvie SJ

A Letter from Fr John Ogilvie SJ

BY Ruth

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 14:57

On 9 March 2015 an ecumenical vespers was held at St Aloysius church in Glasgow, on the eve of the 400th anniversary of them martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ. Fr Dermot Preston gave the homily, in which he read this letter.

Fagn and Mary Fagan in Rome 1976

John Fagan: a docker's miracle

BY GClapson

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 11:04

The cure from a life-threatening stomach ulcer in 1967 was cited as a miracle in the cause of St John Ogilvie SJ.

Honest to God in prayer, young woman prays outside

Godtalk: Honest to God in Prayer

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 09:42

When we're not honest in a re­lationship, usually the relationship begins to grow cold, distant, or formal. If we're avoiding something unpleasant, the relationship de­volves into one defined by nothing more than social niceties. Even­tually the relationship stagnates or dies. It's the same with prayer. Be honest with God about everything.

John Ogilvie: Burns and Howson paintings

Contrasting images of the Scottish martyr

BY GClapson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 16:36

Contrasting the paintings of St John Ogilvie SJ by Peter Howson and Gerard M Burns.

Paul O'Reilly in Guyana

The power to heal

BY GClapson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:24

Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects on his ministry as a Jesuit doctor and the power of touch to heal a person. First published in issue 90 of 'Jesuits & Friends'.

God has a bigger plan for me than I have for myself

Godtalk: Obedience to God's will

BY PKnott

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 14:43

God's will is not some abstract idea to be figured out or puzzled over. The simple truth is that God’s will is what God actually wills to send us each day, in the way of circumstances, places, people and problems God sets before us at that time. We have to learn to recognise his will in the reality of the situation.

From the Archives: A Reminiscence of Barmouth

BY RSomerset

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:21

A poem about a holiday at Barmouth in 1914 is shared.

Mass at the Sacred Heart church in Edinburgh

Godtalk: Church going today

BY PKnott

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 14:52

Is there an exodus going on from our churches? Peter Knott SJ reflects on why this could be.


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