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Godtalk: What's Advent for?

BY PKnott

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 09:34

St Paul tells us that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. Our time of prayer in Advent is therefore a time of vigil, a period of longing redemption. When we miss these times of longing, our spiritual life gets out of balance, and we'll find that the ground is not prepared for what, or rather who, is coming.

Destroyed tanks in Azaz Syria

Hope and fear: Testimony of a Syrian Jesuit

BY AGuest

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 17:12

Hospitality on the frontiers Mourad Abu Seif SJ is a member of the Near East Province currently doing tertianship in Dublin. He spoke at a Colloquium in Rome in commemoration of the 34th anniversary of the foundation of the Jesuit Refugee Service

A refugee at a JRS class in Kenya: Christian Fuchs/JRS

The Church without frontiers, Mother to all

BY GClapson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:13

Louise Zanré reflects on Advent and the World Day for Refugees and Migrants 2015

William Strickland SJ

The English Jesuits who resisted the Suppression

BY GClapson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:12

Tom McCoog recalls Marmaduke Stone and William Strickland, the Jesuits who ensured the continuity of the Society of Jesus during the Suppression.

Jesus transfigured in front of his disciples

Godtalk: A Glimpse of Eternity

BY PKnott

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 13:47

The disciples experienced three things at the Transfiguration: the glory of Jesus, the nearness of God, and the eternal dimension of our lives. It's this glimpse of the eternal that gives meaning to our lives, that teaches us that there is more to our life than what is around us.

Fr Charles Plater SJ with Jimmy

From the Archives: A bulldog called Jimmy

BY RSomerset

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:58

Several records in the archive relating to Jimmy, Fr Plater's bulldog, were discovered and are shared here.

Anastasis, Chora Church, Istanbul by Nick Thomson on Flickr

Godtalk: Thy Kingdom Come - But not yet!

BY PKnott

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:09

When we were younger we may have occasionally thought that there were things in our life which ought to be changed, but as we grow up, this desire tends to stall. We're left with the paradox of living the life of the Resurrection now, but also expecting it's fullness at the end of time. The Kingdom of God is already here but not fully; a present reality but in tension. It’s still coming, in its fullness; still to arrive in joyfulness.

Diluckshun at Hurtado Jesuit Centre door

God Has Blessed Me Since I Arrived in This Country

BY Ruth

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:24

Diluckshun, staff member at JRS-UK, writes of his own journey and what JRS means to him.

St Ignatius receiving alms from London merchants by Albert Chevallier-Tayler

St Ignatius the fundraiser

BY JHellings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:24

St Ignatius was a skilled fundraiser who honoured the donors who enabled the Society of Jesus to grow and thrive so quickly in his lifetime. His only trip to Britain was in search of funds, and he rejoiced to find great generosity here.

 Kissing the face of God Oil on canvas, by Morgan Weistling

Be on your guard, stay awake!

BY Ruth

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 20:15

“Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.” A reflection on the readings from the first Sunday of Advent.


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