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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.

Future, next exit

Godtalk: Crossroads and Choices

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 15:39

No-one, surely, likes to think of their life-journey as simply moving along fixed,  pre-determined lines until the destination long-ago chosen for them is reached.

Children at Makumbi Mission, Zimbabwe

New beginnings in southern Africa

BY GClapson

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 14:09

Heribert Mueller SJ looks to the future for Jesuits in southern Africa as the provinces of Zimbabwe and Mozambique are united.

From the Archives: Fr John Luck SJ's personal papers

BY RSomerset

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:11

A hundred years ago, Fr John Luck SJ began his service as a military chaplain in World War I. Assistant Archivist Mary has completed cataloguing his personal papers and shares what she has learned here.

JRS changes lives

CSAN and JRS Lent Campaign: Changes Lives

BY Ruth

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 20:08

CSAN, or Caritas Social Action Network, in which we are taking part, has launched the Lent Campaign: Changes Lives! Here are some of our JRS volunteers voices on how JRS helps change lives of those marginalised.


Godtalk: True Devotion

BY PKnott

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 15:14

Peter Knott invites us to look at how we respond to the Lord. How are we aware of an awesome, loving and creative God?

John Ogilvie SJ

A Letter from Fr John Ogilvie SJ

BY Ruth

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 14:57

On 9 March 2015 an ecumenical vespers was held at St Aloysius church in Glasgow, on the eve of the 400th anniversary of them martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ. Fr Dermot Preston gave the homily, in which he read this letter.

Fagn and Mary Fagan in Rome 1976

John Fagan: a docker's miracle

BY GClapson

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 11:04

The cure from a life-threatening stomach ulcer in 1967 was cited as a miracle in the cause of St John Ogilvie SJ.


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