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Roger Dawson SJ, chaplain to the Help for Heroes bike ride

The fragile flame of hope

BY Ruth

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 15:12

Jesuit chaplain, Fr Roger Dawson SJ, was among the 1000+ cyclists who brought central London to a halt yesterday afternoon, as they completed the 2014 Help for Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride from Brussels to Paris through the First World War battlefields. The final stage included a ceremony at the Centotaph in Whitehall where Roger gave this reflection.

Mother Theresa

They shall be comforted

BY JHellings

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 17:36

Michael Beattie SJ finds a common thread in the Pope's prayer themes for July-November 2014

Last Judgement

Godtalk: Doing right because it's right

BY PKnott

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:14

Christians do not calculate or make distinctions as to whether God is inside a certain situation or not, whether a person seems worth it or not, whether a person has any beliefs, or whether a person appears to be a good person or not, before reaching out in service. Christians help whoever is in need, independent of those considerations – like the Good Samaritan.

Lord of the rings

Many Meetings

BY Ruth

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 18:20

Pope Francis has the idea that accompanying one another is something we are all called to do. Maybe we do it already, but it is something that everyone must learn.

Make haste slowly by Peter Knott SJ

Godtalk: Make haste slowly

BY PKnott

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 17:18

Haste is our enemy. It puts us under stress, makes us impatient, renders us more vulnerable to accidents and, most seriously of all, blinds us to the needs of others.

Man praying

Godtalk: Life to the Full

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:16

Christ invites us to love each other as he loves us. He doesn't say, love each other according to the spontaneous movements of our heart; nor, love each other as society defines love, but rather; ‘Love each other as I have loved you’ (John 15.12). How well have we done that over the centuries? How well do we do it today?

Man praying with icon of the Trinity

Godtalk: Christian Growing Pains

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 09:50

The first half of our journey through life, according to Ronald Rolheiser OMI, is a struggle with the untamed energies of youth - restlessness, sexuality, the ache for intimacy, the push for achievement, the search for a moral cause, the hunger for roots, and the longing for a companionship and a place that feels like home. The second half is more a struggle with God.

Interns

Young people at the Vatican: Ambassador's blog

BY GClapson

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 14:11

HM Ambassador Nigel Baker's blog following a visit to the Vatican of Muslim students from Cambridge and interns from the CBCEW led by Fr Dave Stewart SJ.

Woman walking a tight rope

Godtalk: Balancing Values

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:01

'Spiritual health depends on keeping a careful balance, like walking a tightrope so as not to fall off either side. It's not a question of choosing between Martha and Mary but of choosing both - Martha and Mary, prayer and action, living and doing, private morality and social concern.'

Change and transience

Godtalk: Changing times

BY PKnott

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:17

‘HOME is where we start from.’
T. S. Eliot describes an experience that can be felt both as a freedom and as a  heartache.  For some people the place they grew up in forty years ago has changed in so many ways they would hardly recognise it if they returned today.

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