Ignatian Insight

From the Archives: ArchI've Discovered Open Day

BY MAllen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:43

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.

A rugby scrum

Well done good and faithful servant.

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 16:15

As a game, rugby is popular all over the world. I think that is because the elements of the game speak to something very profound in all of us. Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects on this Sunday's readings.

Chris Brolly SJ at Rheims

Fraternity in formation

BY CBrolly

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:38

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”.

From the Archives: Revisiting ‘Chaplains’ Weekly’ for Remembrance Day

BY MAllen

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 15:26

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.

Poppies credit Laura Goodsell

Rest in peace


Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:51

A reflection by Tony Nye SJ on the month of the dead,

Praying with the pope in November

BY DStewart

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 09:17

November’s monthly Intention from Pope Francis reflects his concern for the whole of the universal church and the whole of the world, especially the frontiers.

From the Archives: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

BY MAllen

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 14:00

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.

St Alphonsus in old age

The light at the door - celebrating St Alphonsus Rodriguez

BY JHellings

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:19

On 31 October 2017, we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ of Spain, who remains an inspiration for Jesuits to this day.

Scarves laid out in memory of the 96 who died at Hillsborough

And you must love your neighbour as yourself.

BY PO'Reilly

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 20:11

Love of neighbour? Yes! Love of any other football team than your own!? Can it be??

From the Archives: The Reformation and the Jesuits in England

BY MAllen

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:46

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.


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