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From the Archives: Cataloguing 'The Month'

BY MAllen

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 15:42

The cataloguing of ‘The Month’ – a monthly publication owned and operated by the British Province of the Society of Jesus from summer 1865 until its closure in 2001 - has recently been completed, offering an opportunity to look more closely at ‘The Month’, its story and history.

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Faith in the unknown

BY PGallagher

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:38

The unknown elements of our pilgrimage are as important as the known ones, writes Peter Gallagher SJ. He helps us reflect on the equal parts played by faith and uncertainty in our journey towards the city of God.

Pedro Arrupe SJ: Rooted in Christ

BY DBlackledge

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 13:34

Pedro Arrupe SJ was working on the outskirts of Hiroshima when the bomb went off, on 6th August 1945. On the anniversary of this tragic event, Fr Denis Blackledge SJ reflects on the man whose future was determined by what happened on that date and whose cause for beatification was opened earlier this year.

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Hidden in God

BY PGallagher

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 09:48

Eternal life, the rich fool, and vanity: Peter Gallagher SJ guides us through the Scripture readings of this first Sunday of August. 

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Praying with the Pope in August

BY DStewart

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 15:46

David Stewart SJ remembers the celebrations for the 175th anniversary of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network and reflects on the prayer intention for this month of August.

A man on a mission, a companion of Jesus

BY DHoward

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:56

Homily of Fr Damian Howard SJ, given at Farm St Church on the Feast of St Ignatius 2019.

From the Archives: On the Feast of St Ignatius

BY MAllen

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:16

Every year, 31 July marks the feast day of St Ignatius of Loyola. As co-founder and first General of the Society, this is a particularly important feast day for Jesuits in Britain and throughout the world to celebrate. In this blog post, we look at some of the items that celebrate St Ignatius and the early years of the Society in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.

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All in your good time

BY PGallagher

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 16:16

Peter Gallagher SJ invites us to reflect on life’s tests. Prayer can be full of scrutiny and challenge, but God's mercy is our survival resource.

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Contemplation and hospitality

BY PGallagher

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 13:48

When we open the door to the other, we find fulfilment of our longing to know more of God. Peter Gallagher SJ helps us reflect on the different welcomes of Martha and Mary.

Black and white photograph of young boys with a few carrying banners showing religious images in two lines either side of 3 altar servers, two of whom are carrying candlesticks and the third a pole which may be the base of a cross

From the Archives: Caring for glass plate negatives

BY RSomerset

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:16

In this blog post Archivist Rebecca Somerset explains how and why the glass plate negative collection is being cared for.


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