Ignatian Insight

From the Archives: Gerard Manley Hopkins

BY MAllen

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 09:36

150 years ago, on 7 September 1868, Gerard Manley Hopkins entered the Society of Jesus at Manresa, Roehampton. Born in Stratford, Essex in 1844, he received his early education at the Cholmeley Grammar School in Highgate.

Madonna della Cintola from Wikimedia Commons

Our Lady's belt

BY PGallagher

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:07

Old paintings of Saint Thomas the Apostle sometimes show him carrying a belt.  According to pious legend the doubting of Thomas extended to the Assumption of Our Lady.  He had been convinced of the Resurrection when the Risen Lord appeared to him and allowed him to inspect on his body t

Photograph of Stonyhurst College

From the Archives: On the Anniversary of Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ

BY MAllen

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:46

In August we celebrate the life of Marmaduke Stone, the first President of Stonyhurst College, and first Provincial of the English Province.

Fr Peter Edmonds SJ

A life in service to scripture - a jubilarian reflects

BY PEdmonds

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:37

Jubilarian and biblical scholar Fr Peter Edmonds SJ reflected on a life of service in this homily, given at Farm St Church on the Feast of St Ignatius 2018.

From the Archives: Two Years as Archives Assistant

BY MAllen

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:45

As her two years as Archives Assistant draw to a close, Lucy Vinten Mattich reflects on her time at the Jesuits in Britain Archives.

A bucket load of fish Photo by Zeshalyn Capindo on Unsplash

A very special bread

BY PGallagher

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 18:56

It's not often the feeding of the five thousand and Shakespeare's The Tempest are referenced in the same homily, but this weekend Peter Gallagher SJ does exactly that.

Woman sits reflectively at sunset

Rest for a while

BY PGallagher

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 18:19

Peter Gallagher SJ reflects on Jesus' invitation to us to rest a while.

From the Archives: 1966 World Football Cup

BY RSomerset

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 15:03

Even the most apathetic will be aware that the World Football Cup has recently been taking place. The 21st tournament, which has been held in Russia, had its final match on Sunday 15 July.

A wall of Sandals in a shop - Photo by Adam Jang on Unsplash


BY PGallagher

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 16:46

Peter Gallagher SJ invites us to reflect on God's call to us to live more simply.

From the Archives: On the Anniversary of Fr Robert Henry Joseph Steuart SJ

BY MAllen

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:27

This year, 9 July marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Fr Robert Henry Joseph Steuart SJ. In this blog post we look at his personal collectionin the Archives, in particular his diaries and reminiscences of life as a chaplain in the First World War.


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