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The Jesuit Curia in Rome has sent a reminder that all members of the Province can access the “Reserved Section” of the Curia web-site.Under the heading “Ad usum nostrorum” this gives you free access to a range of information: Newsletters of the Conferences, Catalogues of all the Provinces, important documents of the Society (Constitutions, General Congregations, Acta Romana, etc), Formation.Please see attached two documents: one explains how to go about accessing the “Reserved Section”, as well...
‘Ignatian Spirituality for a World in Flux’,Conference 30th November – 3rd December 2017Conference InformationIgnatius of Loyola lived at a time when the world was changing dramatically: the ‘old world’ as he knew it was suffering huge upheavals within the Church, and changes to religious belief were being harnessed for political purposes by the leaders of developing nation states; meanwhile Islam in the guise of the Ottoman Empire was still attacking the outer edges of a crumbling Christendom...
A Cartoon car in red
Vauxhall Astra, 13 years old but in good condition – ex. John Twist SJSeat Ibiza 2011; has had two new front tyres fitted recently – ex. Peter Griffiths SJIf you are interested in either car please contact Stephen Power SJ ( or Tim Edwards (
‘18-26 November is Explore Your Archives week. As part of this, you are warmly invited to come to the Archives on Tuesday 21 November to see some of the treasures we have discovered over the last year through cataloguing and moving the collections into their new store room. The display will be available for members and staff of the Province to view from 9.30-4.00 in the Province Archives at 114 Mount Street.If you have any questions please contact us: or 020 7529 4836.’
Nick Austin SJ
Please save the date for the Mass for Profession of Final Vows in the Society of Jesus by Nick Austin SJ, Principal Celebrant, Fr Damian Howard SJ. All are welcome to attend.6pm, 1st December 2017 (The Feast of Saints Edumund Campion, Robert Southwell, Nicholas Owen and Companions SJ), Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London.There will be a reception in the parish hall following the service.
Congratulations to Bernard Hall, the senior member of the Province, who on Tuesday 17th October celebrates his 96th birthday. Bernard is currently spiritual father of the Peter Canisius community, the infirmary next door to the Curia in Rome. He celebrated 70 years as a Jesuit last year, and has held many distiguished posts in the Society, including Provincial of the English Province between 1970 and 1976, Rector of the Bellarmino between 1976 and 1982, and Fr General's Assistant for the...
Kensy Joseph will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 11th November at 12 noon at the Holy Name in Manchester.Bishop John Arnold will preside.Concelebrants are welcome.  Please let Brendan Callaghan know and bring an alb and white stole.All Jesuits and friends are welcome.  There will be a reception at the Jesuit community following the ceremony.
A reminder that there will be a meeting of Province Superiors and Delegates in Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 25th – 27th November 2017. As last time, the meeting will begin with a session at 5.00pm on the Saturday – arrivals from 3.30pm onwards – and finish after lunch on the Monday. Further details will be made available nearer the time.
A Cartoon car in red
With 9, Edge Hill being let for non-Jesuit use, there are two cars for redeployment or disposal.  If any work or community needs –A Burgundy Skoda, originally from Helix gardens, orA Silver Vauxhall Astra, which they have had at number 9 for the past few years is.  This is an automatic with approx.. 45,000 miles on the clock.  (Tim Curtis bought it, second hand, 9000 miles)Further details from Bill Blackledge:   Tel:  07947166626