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Godtalk: The reality prayer

BY PKnott

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 16:00

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we ask for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Taken out of context, that might sound cold and impersonal. But Jesus gave this prayer as an example to his disciples who had asked how they could pray like Our Lord. They had found something attractive in him, in his way of life, and wanted to live like him.

Pope Francis with crowds of children

Volunteering at JRS, the Day-Centre

BY Anonymous

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 00:00

Working at the JRS has helped me to see in the vulnerable stranger a mirror of myself, and a reflection of Christ that points towards an invitation to human solidarity. Mike Guilfoyle, talks about his experience as a JRS volunteer...

Image with text: Where Love is, there God is

Godtalk: The New Evangelisation

BY PKnott

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:00

What's ‘new’ about the New Evangelisation? What’s new is the recognition that we have to present the Gospel today in three principle settings, as Pope Francis explains.

Jesuits in Britain 2014 Calendar front page

Godtalk: Spirited Soundbites

BY PKnott

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 17:53

Some thoughts from the ‘Jesuit Calendar 2014’ may be helpful in finding God in all things.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary this year of the restoration of the Society of Jesus by Pope Pius VII, the Jesuits in Britain have produced a special calendar for 2014. The calendar features illustrations of 12 Jesuits from across the world who have been active in various ministries over the past 200 years.

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Godtalk: How I Found God in Wilkinson's

BY PKnott

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 00:00

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we ask for God’s kingdom to come, God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

But that can sound rather cold and impersonal. When we hear St Paul describing the effects of the Holy Spirit of God as love (charity), joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control, it sounds more encouraging.

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Godtalk: Finding God in Others

BY PKnott

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 00:00

Christmas marked the fulfilment of the Hebrew scripture with the arrival of the Messiah, the Christ child. The Feast of the Epiphany shows us Christ presented to the world. In the child Jesus, God came to share in our humanity so that we might share in his divinity.

Prison Bars

Pain, brokenness and working at HMP Brixton

BY CKeeley

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 00:00

In the Gospels Jesus embraces the most broken of his society and encourages us to do likewise. It is from this motivation that for two days a week I work as a Catholic Chaplain to HMP Brixton, a prison in South London.

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Godtalk: Jesus' Family Tree

BY PKnott

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 00:00

The story of Christ and the meaning of Christmas can only be properly understood by looking at Jesus’ family tree, and by looking at how his story continues today.

Candles in sand image from flickr by caffeinehit

Chasing the darkness

BY JCrampsey

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 00:00

Lighting a candle is something shared and enjoyed across the world’s cultures.

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Am I connected?

BY JCrampsey

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 00:00

The Jesuits in Britain are producing a commemorative calendar to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus. The way the calendar does this is to pick twelve Jesuits who have been active in different ways during the last two hundred years. Remembering people who have gone before us is a large part of being a human being. The Eucharist is built around Jesus’ command Do this in memory of me, and remembering Jesus in Word and Sacrament is central to our sense of being connected with him, the Father and one another. The Spirit activates that memory for us and brings us together as a community of believers.


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