Ignatian Insight

From the Archives: a history of the Jesuit Noviceship

BY MAllen

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 09:22

The feast day of St Stanislaus Kostka SJ, patron saint of Jesuit novices, is 13 November.  St Stanislaus was born in 1550, and faced great opposition from his family to his wish to become a Jesuit novice.  He ran away from the family home in Vienna and walked to Rome, via Dilingen in Ge

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The grace of endurance

BY PGallagher

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 09:02

Your endurance will win you your lives

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem (photo by Sander Crombach)

Praying with the Pope in November

BY DStewart

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 13:25

November is the month of Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East. David Stewart SJ reflects on the spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation in a part of the world which has seen much strife. 

From the Archives: Work experience in the Jesuits in Britain Archives

BY MAllen

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:00

This week’s ‘From the Archives’ blog post has been written by our most recent work experience student, Evangeline Mills. Read on to find out what she did and what she learnt during her week in the archives.

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The sycamore tree of faith

BY PGallagher

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 13:22

We allow ourselves to be pulled up onto a higher branch from which we recognise, as if for the first time, God-made-man walking on the paths on which we make our way all the time.

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A sinner stood far off

BY PGallagher

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:39

The truly important consistency is between the tax collector's humble request for forgiveness and his undoubted need of that pardon.

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Perseverance in prayer

BY PGallagher

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 15:54

Our dialogue with God helps us to come to understand ourselves as not so much thwarted or outsmarted people but as persons on the journey into the life of One whose hopes are different from ours. 

From the Archives: Cardinal Newman

BY MAllen

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00

Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890) is a significant figure in the religious history of England.

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A shouting Gospel

BY PGallagher

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 13:25

Some of our prayers are spoken aloud. We are not ashamed that our words are audible. However, mostly we do not think of ourselves as shouting to God. 

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Doing our duty

BY PGallagher

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 16:16

Could it be that God’s gratitude for our efforts comes to us in our delight and satisfaction in the goodness of the life we lead? 


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