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From the Archives: ArchI’ve Explored

BY MAllen

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 13:10

In October, the Archives team was joined for a week by Sophie, a recent graduate with an interest in a career in Archives. As well as the usual tasks of calendaring, indexing, and transcribing, Sophie was able to explore the Archives by helping to prepare and select pieces for our annual exhibition, which coincides with the national Explore Your Archives campaign. Read Sophie’s blog post to find out about her experience.

Crowds gathering

Gathering together

BY PGallagher

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:13

Peter Gallagher SJ invites us to reflect with Saint Mark in this Sunday's Gospel reading.

A pilgrimage towards Christ

BY PGallagher

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 20:03

The design of the All Souls’ Chapel in the church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon is remarkable.  Approaching it, perhaps the first thing to notice is the reredos.  On this vividly carved altarpiece, the artist, Drysdale, was trying to show the diverse multitude of souls approaching Chri

From the Archives: Armistice and the Legacy of WW1

BY MAllen

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 13:57

Over the last four years, the Jesuits in Britain Archives have published several blog posts to commemorate events of the First World War, the centenary of which will be reaching its conclusion this November. In this blog post, the Archives look at sources from the days surrounding the armistice, and the years that followed.

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Praying with the pope in November

BY DStewart

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 07:19

David Stewart SJ helps us to reflect on the Pope's prayer intention for November 2018 that "the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict”.

Thinking Allowed: Christian engagement in public debates

BY CFerrauti

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:11

Preaching at Evensong at St. John’s College Cambridge, Sarah Teather, Director of JRS UK, spoke on the Christian values of offering hospitality to refugees and how giving hospitality is itself a gift.

Cap Blanc-Nez, the ‘Cote d’Opale’ west of Calais

Privileged presence - a blog from Calais

BY CBrolly

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 07:19

Jesuit Scholastic Chris Brolly has spent six weeks in Calais working alongside migrants and refugees. He reflects on how entering deeply into another’s lived experience has energised his faith journey.

From the Archives: An English Literature student's experience

BY MAllen

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 15:20

In this week's 'From the Archives' blog, we continue our series of guest posts written by our wonderful work experience students from earlier in the summer. This post comes from Alex Blaney, who was with us for two weeks to gain experience of work in an archive.

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Mission Service

BY PGallagher

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 19:08

The imitation of Christ is our mission.  To be like Jesus is the task he has given us in the world: the cup that I must drink, you shall drink.    This imitation is much more than copying or mimicry.  To be like the One who came to serve and to give hi

From the Archives: 170 years of St Beuno's

BY MAllen

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 15:43

This month marks the 170th anniversary of the opening of St Beuno’s, the Jesuit College-turned-Retreat centre in North Wales. Cataloguing Archivist, Alex van Goethem, takes a look at its history through the Archives.


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