As part of the annual Explore Your Archive campaign, the Jesuits in Britain Archives held an open day on Tuesday 21st November 2017. Members of staff at the Jesuit Provincial Offices in Mount Street and members of the wider Jesuit community were invited to visit the Archives to see a special display of items discovered over the last year through moving collections and cataloguing. Assistant Archivist, Sally Kent, reports on the day.
Chris Brolly SJ is studying Philosophy at Centre Sèvres in Paris and belongs to a community of 35 Jesuits there. He shares his experience of being part of a large mixed community and a member of a “fraternity group”.
Jesuits have served as Military Chaplains in successive conflicts, and in the Jesuits in Britain Archives we have records of Jesuits who served in the British military as Chaplains in the Crimean and later wars. As we near Remembrance Day, we revisit Chaplains’ Weekly, the magazine for Jesuits serving in the armed forces.
As the UK prepares for the annual Bonfire Night celebrations, the BBC will be airing the final episode of its ‘explosive’ three-part drama, Gunpowder, the Jesuits in Britain Archives examine some of the items and documents that relate to the events.
On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg. As the Christian world reflects on 500 years since its beginning, the Jesuits in Britain Archives explore the effect it was to have on English Jesuits.