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Image of a relic of the True Cross

From the Archives: Relics

BY MAllen

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:39

The Jesuits in Britain Archives hold perhaps hundreds of relics, authenticated and non-authenticated, wrapped up in tiny parcels or housed in reliquaries of varying size, style and ornamentation.

An older man praying

'Orat pro Soc'

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 17:23

I think we’ve all had experiences of being taken where we would rather not go… Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

A farmer on his farm, ploughing

Praying with the Pope in April

BY DStewart

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 18:51

David Stewart SJ considers this month's prayer intentions of Pope Francis.

Parent holding baby's hand

“Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:08

I have never understood why so many Christians think that St Thomas is stupid. I don’t. Let me tell you why.

Clouds with bright sun coming in from the right

Godtalk: Atheism and Belief

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 20:48

God's ways are not our ways! God cannot be captured in our thoughts or pictured inside our imagination. God is so different from anything we can know or imagine that all of our concepts and language about God are always more inadequate than adequate.

Letter from John Butt, chaplain at the Crimea

From the Archives: Chaplains of the Crimean War

BY MAllen

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:31

On the Anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, the Archives remember the Jesuit chaplains of the Crimean War.

George C Scott as General Patton

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”

BY DPreston

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:35

Obscure half-forgotten films can sometimes be the source of rare gems of wisdom.

The Last Supper by Andrew White, detail

In Memoriam - the spiritual journey of a painting

BY JHellings

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:12

Artist Andrew White describes the spiritual journey he took as he painted and shared his epic work In Memoriam, of the Last Supper, which is was displayed at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and now hangs at Farm Street Church, Mayfair, London.  This painting was the inspiration behind the “imaginative conversations” between the disciples which we have produced for Holy Week.  

Close up of an older mans' face - by Neill Kumar on Unsplash

“Today you will be with me in Paradise.”

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 20:21

This weekend is Palm Sunday.Paul O'reilly SJ introduces us to Harry, who taught him, if not the meaning of life, then the meaning of his life.

A Man Painting, an Artist - By Eddie Klaus from unsplash.com

Godtalk: The Challenge in Creativity

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 14:38

In the end, and this is true of all good art and all good performance, creativity is not about the person doing the creation. It's about oneness, truth, goodness, and beauty. In creativity we join ourselves to God's energy and help channel God's transcendental qualities...

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