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Fr Walter Montagu SJ 1886-1918

A Memorial to Jesuit Army Chaplains killed in action in WWI

BY JHellings

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:57

A quiet back garden in leafy Wimbledon is an unlikely place to find a war memorial dedicated to five Jesuit army chaplains who were killed in action during the First World War. Yet that is what some Jesuit students of Heythrop College found in 1972 when they moved into a secluded house in suburban SW19.

Open Bible

Godtalk: The Bible as Parable

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 15:40

When we read Scripture, we can't simply see it as a guidebook to good behaviour - particularly given the way some of the main protagonists behave. Instead, we should look to the Scriptures and see what they tell us about Christ by looking at the totality as a parable about Jesus.

Zerene Haddad of JRS Syria and Fr Dominic Robinson at a food bank in Lebanon

JRS Syria - dedicated to refugee education

BY JHellings

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:20

Fr Dominic Robinson SJ reports on his recent visit to the Lebanon to see how JRS Syria is responding to the crisis.

St Peter Claver & St Alphonsus Rodriguez

St Alphonsus Rodríguez SJ: sanctity through service

BY GClapson

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 15:11

For the Feast of St Alphonsus Rodriguez SJ, Patron Saint of Jesuit Brothers.

Detail from a 19th-century carved mother-of-pearl shell which is used in baptisms.

Godtalk: What Baptism Means

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:18

Perhaps baptism ought to have some health warning attached to it; ‘If you take this step, if you go into these depths, it will be life-giving, but also dangerous.’ Jesus disciples discovered that as we see in the Gospels and gone on discovering it ever since. Like the saints before us we tread a dangerous path – which is at the same time the path to life in its fullness.

Patrice has worked as a child miner since he was eight

Mineral mines that bring misery

BY JHellings

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 17:35

Jesuit Missions’ Advocacy Consultant, George Gelber, represents the agency in a Jesuit network that is challenging mining companies over their ethical policies.

Paul VI

Godtalk: Human Sexuality

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:01

At the end of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis beatified his predecessor, Pope Paul VI. In this week's Godtalk, Peter Knott SJ, argues that it's unfortunate the Paul VI is remembered negatively for Humanae Vitae, a document that was, in the end, prophetic.

Protecting health workers against Ebola infection

Jesuits' response to 'one of the most lethal diseases in human history'

BY GClapson

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 16:04

Fr Paterne Mombé SJ of AJAN on the Jesuits' response to Ebola

Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro

Godtalk: Being friends with Christ

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:35

As Pope Benedict XVI reminded us, being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice, but an encounter with a person. Pope Francis continues on this theme, particularly in Evangelii Gaudium, where he tells us that all of our evangelising efforts have to be founded on the Joy of the Gospel, on the joy of knowing the person of Jesus Christ. Peter Knott SJ explores the nature of our relationship with Christ, the relationship which should be the foundation of all our other relationships.

Man praying

Godtalk: Help to Self-Understanding

BY PKnott

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 18:29

We can often feel quite lost, restless, and isolated. Rather than think of this as unnatural, as if there's something wrong with us, Peter Knott SJ suggests it might show us that we have a healthier spiritual life than we think.

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