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Black and white photograph of five Jesuits in chef whites around a large cake

From the Archives: The cake that changed the Temple at Manresa, Roehampton...

BY Ruth

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:16

Working on the photographic collection in the Jesuits in Britain Archives, Mihaela came across an interesting story of how a cake has changed a Temple.

Words of the Lord's Prayer

Godtalk: Praying the Lord's Prayer

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:45

The Lord’s Prayer is an example for all prayer; 'Let your prayer be frequent and brief'’ say many writers. If we try too soon to spend a long time in prayer, the chances are we'll end up with cramp and lots of distractions. We'll find other things to think of apart from God. But 'frequent and brief does not mean just uttering the odd casual word. 'Frequent' means 'keep at it: make it habitual.' The more frequent the prayer becomes, the more we are caught up in the relationship between God the Son and God the Father.

Vigil organised to honour the lives of asylum seekers who have died whilst in detention in the UK.

Vigil in Honour of Deaths in Detention

BY Ruth

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 16:24

‘Alexandra’ from JRS-UK took part in a vigil organised to honour the lives of asylum seekers who have died whilst in detention in the UK. She describes why she was pleased to go along to support others.

Gerard W. Hughes SJ at study.

Homily for the Requiem of Fr Gerry W Hughes SJ

BY Ruth

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 13:09

The Homily given by Brendan Callaghan SJ for the requiem mass for Gerard W Hughes on the 17 November 2014 at Farm street church.

Gerry W Hughes

There is nothing we can change except ourselves

BY GClapson

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:15

In his final months, Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ (who died on 4 November 2014) wrote a series of blog posts on Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation. Here we publish extracts from them - his final thoughts in his own words.

A Quote from the Provincial on the martrys of El Salvdor " In death they have shared the fate of so many poor Salvadorans, assassinated because they sought liberation through peaceful means."

Mysterious Fruit

BY Ruth

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 17:16

Michael Kirwan SJ reflects on the significance of the martyrs of El Salvador, 25 years on, and their message for us today.

Eucharistia on Flickr, courtesy of Fr Lawrence Lew OP

Godtalk: Thank God

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:58

At the Last Supper, Jesus makes himself a sign: he declares that the bread and wine, identified with his body and blood, are a sign of the world-changing events of Good Friday and Easter, and so a sign of the future, of God's future and God's promise.

Explore Your Archives campaign 2014

BY RSomerset

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:01

This week the Archives and Records Association has launched its second annual Explore Your Archives awareness campaign.

A Jesuit Chaplain celebrates Mass in the trenches

Jesuit Army Chaplains of the First World War - 2

BY GClapson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 09:57

Concluding Jack Mahoney SJ's investigation into the Wimbledon War Memorial to Jesuit Chaplains of the First World War

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.


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