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School of art on fire Credit Jeff J Mitchell

The dimensions of loss are real and many

BY DPreston

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:53

Dermot Preston SJ, parish priest of St Aloysius in Glasgow, held a night vigil on Friday to mark the destruction of the Glasgow School of Art.  These are his reflections.

The silence speaks still

BY PGallagher

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 15:20

This Sunday we celebrate the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Peter Gallagher SJ reflects on the value and communicative power of silence.

View of Guyana from a small plane

“Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 00:00

About twenty years ago, I learned the meaning of the word ‘fear’. It was my first flight in a small plane in Guyana in South America.

Aloysius de Gonzaga as a boy

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BY CBrolly

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:46

Christopher Brolly SJ reflects on the life of St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ for his feast in this his Jubilee year.

Portrait of Fr Stephen Perry SJ

From the Archives: British Jesuits and Astronomy

BY MAllen

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 16:12

The Jesuits and wider Catholic Church have a long history with astronomy. In October 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the new Gregorian calendar to replace the Julian system which, by that time, had drifted by ten days.

Seeds resting in a persons hands - Photo by Joshua Lanzarini on Unsplash

What can we say the kingdom of God is like?

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:33

‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’

A window left slightly open - Photo by bady qb on Unsplash

The devil, the strong man.

BY PGallagher

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 15:29

Jesus is not a thief but he comes like a thief in the night. This weekend Peter Gallagher SJ reflects on the battle in our selves between good and evil.

A call to transformation

BY DHoward

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 17:30

Homily by Fr Provincial Damian Howard at the Final Vows Mass of James Conway SJ, 8th June 2018.

Image of William Weston SJ

From the Archives: The Jesuits and Wisbech Castle

BY MAllen

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 12:52

This year, the 5th of June marks the 400th anniversary of the release of Fr Ralph Bickley and eleven other Jesuits from that prison. This blog post explores the intriguing events of the prison’s history, in particular the ‘Wisbech Stirs’.

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