John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing . The advent of the Lord makes itself known in the deepest dungeon. That the saviour is so near delights all who have been hoping for him including those who are suffering.
The feast day of St Stanislaus Kostka SJ, patron saint of Jesuit novices, is 13 November. St Stanislaus was born in 1550, and faced great opposition from his family to his wish to become a Jesuit novice. He ran away from the family home in Vienna and walked to Rome, via Dilingen in Ge
November is the month of Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East. David Stewart SJ reflects on the spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation in a part of the world which has seen much strife.