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From the Archives: John Carroll and the Maryland Mission

BY MAllen

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:38

The Jesuit presence in Maryland dates back to the arrival of English settlers in the area now known as St Mary’s City on the Potomac River in 1634. In this blog post we look at the extraordinary life of John Carroll (1736-1815) of the Maryland Mission, who became the first bishop in the United States.

Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash

“Hosanna in the highest heavens”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 19:58

Paul O'Reilly SJ brings together Wimbledon tennis club, Rudyard Kipling and Palm Sunday for this weeks' reflection.

A rich harvest

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 17:32

Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects on the readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent

empty nest credit Luke Brugger via Unsplash

Close and Concrete: Pope Francis on how to evangelize a world in flux

BY DRobinson

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:43

Dr Austen Ivereigh gave the annual Landings UK lecture at Farm St last week.  Landings is the organization which welcomes returning Catholics.

Sunlight breaks through trees. Photo by Kristine Weilert on unsplash

A place to go and a person to trust

BY PO'Reilly

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 19:18

People who are not Christians often find this difficult to understand. They ask, “Why can’t I just confess my sins to God? Why do I have to bother with a priest?” Paul O'Reilly SJ explores the significance of confession.

From the Archives: Fr James Etheridge Arrives in Guyana

BY MAllen

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 15:49

In March 1857, Fathers James Etheridge, Aloysius Emiliani and Clement Negri arrived in Georgetown in what was then British Guiana to establish a Jesuit mission there. Assistant Archivist Sally Kent finds out more about the early history of the Guyana Region and James Etheridge.

Two sheep in mountains Credit Jack Cairney

Praying with the pope in March

BY DStewart

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:39

Pope Francis intention for March “that the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels”

Fr Damian Howard SJ

A sign of self-giving

BY DHoward

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:13

Homily given by Fr Damian Howard SJ on the occasion of the First Vows of Jacques St Laurent SJ.

God made me and God doesn't make junk - Anonymous

Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 19:51

One of my patients has a favourite T-shirt which he often wears to consultations with me. In block red capitals (presumably he has concerns about my eyesight) it says, “Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.”

A man came, sent by God; his name was John

BY DRobinson

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 14:58

Homily preached by Fr Conor Harper SJ, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of John Sullivan SJ, last weekend at Farm Street Church to mark the anniversary of his death in 1933.

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