Our Jubilarians celebrate
The Jesuits in Britain celebrated the achievements of their Jubilarians at mass and dinner last night at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanick, Derbyshire, where all Jesuits of the British Province aged over 65 are gathered for a Province Meeting.
Others present who celebrate jubilees this year included:
Fr William Hewett SJ – in the priesthood 50 years
Fr Provincial Dermot Preston SJ - in the priesthood 25 years
Following the dinner all present enjoyed a speech by Dr Nicholas Cuddihy, the new Head Teacher at Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill and formerly of Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick. Dr Cuddihy spoke on the theme of hospitality and leadership, drawing on his experience as the Head teacher of two different Jesuit schools. He expressed his gratitude for the excellent support and welcome he had always received from the Jesuits, and particularly valued their understanding of different cultural needs.
Photos: Top Fr Tony Nye celebrating the Jubiliarians' mass. Right Dr Nicholas Cuddihy giving the after dinner speech. Left The Province Meeting. Credit Brendan Callaghan SJ