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 religious who work in Albania, forty of them holding pictures of the martyrs of the Communist period

The Unknown Martyrs of Albania

BY Ruth

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 19:13

Jim Crampsey SJ reflects on his recent journey to Albania, where he discovered the martyrs of the Communist period. What was different about this group of martyrs was that they came from the Orthodox Church and the Muslim faith as well as the Catholic Church.

A quote from Walter Ciszek SJ in his book He Leadeth Me

Walter Ciszek SJ and Holy Week

BY Ruth

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 00:00

Alex reflects on Walter Ciszek's book He Leadeth Me in the light of Holy Week. We must be generous enough with our own selves, with everything we have, to empty ourselves and hand everything over to God...

Sunrise - Copyright Graham Loveland and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons.

Godtalk: Easter Joy

BY PKnott

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 15:35

Peter Knott SJ reflects on what we celebrate at Easter, and what it means for our understanding of death and life.

A shepherd stands in a doorway looking at his sheep

The King Come Into His Own

BY Ruth

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 16:34

In 1940, the renowned writer of detective fiction, Miss Dorothy L. Sayers, was approached by the BBC to produce a series of radio plays about the life of Jesus. Dermot Preston SJ reflects on this in the context of Easter.

From the Archives: Opening of a ‘Convitto’ 170 years ago in Malta

BY RSomerset

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:31

170 years ago on 29 March 1845, the English Governor of Malta invited the Society of Jesus to open a College on the island.

Archbishop Fisichella

The New Evangelisation: A Challenge for the West

BY GClapson

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 16:29

Simon Bishop reflects on the talk given at Heythrop College by Archbishop Rino Fisichella on the New Evangelisation.

What Can I Know a word cloud

Godtalk: What can I know?

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 20:25

Given the speed and change in our world today, the increasing specialization and fragmentation inside higher education, and the ever-increasing complexity of our lives, we may find ourselves wondering just how much we really know. What can we know amongst all the complexity and sophistication of our world?

A beaver in the River Otter in Devon

What would St Ignatius say about plans to capture English beavers?

BY Ruth

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:12

After an exile of 500 years, beavers have successfully reestablished themselves in the River Otter in Devon, and now after being confirmed clear of disease and of European origin are officially free! Our Green Jesuit Henry Longbottom SJ discusses how Ignatius would react to plans to capture them.

Exploring a God of infinite possibilities

BY JHellings

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 17:51

22nd March was the birthday of the late Fr Gerry W Hughes SJ, who died on 4th November 2014. He would have been 91 today. The Tablet’s Literary Editor, Brendan Walsh, met Fr Gerry shortly before his death .

Stained glass window of St Nicholas kneeling before an image of Our Lady

St Nicholas Owen SJ

BY RMorris

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:44

On 22 March, we remember the life of St Nicholas Owen SJ, a Jesuit brother and builder of priest holes. Much of his ministry was carried out in complete secrecy, and so we know very little about him, and unlike Jesuits brethren like Campion, his suffering and death wasn't seen on the scaffold, but happened in the secrecy of the prison: his priest holes, his silent prayers, are all that remain.

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