Ignatian Insight

A man lights a cigarette in the dark

“They will not be convinced, even if someone should rise from the dead.”

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 13:59

I have a very good friend who is a drug addict. He hasn’t used any “stuff” for about four years now, but he still calls himself a drug addict. And his story is the usual one.

Photo of Will Man in office

From the Archives: Archives Assistant for a year

BY RSomerset

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:50

Archives Assistant Will reflects on his year in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.

Boy flicks through text book

“Sir do you remember me?”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 19:48

Pope Paul VI was once approached by an enthusiastic spirit-filled young man who told him that he wanted to be a martyr.
“No,” said the Holy Father after due consideration, “be a teacher. That is much, much harder.”

A Child's Baptism on Flickr by Joe Green

Godtalk: The Challenge of Baptism

BY PKnott

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 18:13

Baptism  means being where Jesus is.  It places us in the place of Jesus.  The New Testament  makes it clear that one of the most important ways in which this is expressed is through the fact that we pray the prayer of Jesus as we stand in the place of Jesus.  That is, in the Holy Spirit we say, ‘Abba, Father’. 

Novices make their First Vows

Vow day homily: Bringing Christ into our world

BY Ruth

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 17:31

Dear ‘voventes’, family, friends, companions,

The communal sharing of food

“None of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 17:54

There used to be a tradition in Ireland that at a christening the godparents would give the newly baptised infant a little silver christening cup. But when my mother was asked to be godmother to my cousin Catherine, she didn’t have the money to get it immediately.

Praying with the pope in September

BY DStewart

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:40

In this month of September, we get ready to say goodbye to summer for another year. Some of us have to get used to going back to work after a summer break or,to get ready to go back to school or to begin a new course of studies, perhaps in a new place.

From the Archives: 150 years of St Aloysius' College, Glasgow

BY MAllen

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 09:02

This September marks the 150th anniversary of St Aloysius' College moving from Charlotte Street to Garnethill in Glasgow. 

The Heavens

Godtalk: Centering Prayer

BY PKnott

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:15

How can we practice being truly present?

Week of guided prayer group, Urmston  Credit: Simon Bishop

Week of Guided Prayer: surreal? No, so real!

BY JHellings

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 14:40

Glenn Schofield describes a personal experience of a week of guided prayer with the Jesuits offered as part of the Diocese of Salford’s Year of Mercy programme.


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