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John Carroll University in Ohio, venue for the 2017 WUJA Congress
Alumni from Jesuit schools and colleges - including those in the Britain - are being invited to Ohio to take part in the 2017 Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA), which is being held in North America for the first time in its 60 year history.Founded in 1956, WUJA holds an international Congress every four years to gather Jesuit friends and alumni to build international networks and affirm Jesuit-centric values for a greater good. They come from up to 50 countries worldwide and...
Detail of the Butler Bowden Cope: Beaumont Union
Former students of Beaumont College have planned a series of special events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its closure. The school in Old Windsor, Berkshire, was founded by the Jesuits in 1861 and, although it closed in 1967, its spirit lives on through the Beaumont Union of Old Boys. One of the highlights of the year will be a visit in May to the First World War Verdun Battlefield. It is believed that up to 50 Beaumont alumni fought at Verdun, either in the main battle in 1916 or in...
Soldiers in the trenches at Verdun on the Western Front, Wikipedia Commons
Alumni of Beaumont College, the Jesuit school in Berkshire from 1861 until 1967, are planning a trip to the Verdun Battlefield in May 2017, thereby completing their homage to the Old Beaumont boys (OBs) who fought and gave their lives in France during the First World War.Beaumont was probably the only school founded in the 19th century specifically to educate sons of the Diplomatic Corps and others posted to London. It attracted a following from all over the world but especially from France and...
Pope Francis addresses Jesuit alumni in Rome, September 2016
Last week, members of the European Confederation and World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae met in the Vatican to participate in a conference entitled “Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time to Contemplate and Act”. Among the British delegates attending the conference were Fr Kevin Fox SJ, Superior of the Jesuit Community in Boscombe, Dorset, and Bernard Thompson, the Director of the British Jesuit Alumni Charitable Trust and a former President of the World Union of Jesuit...
We were very sorry to learn of the death earlier this week of Michael Bedford, a great friend of the Jesuits.Michael was a pupil at St John's & Beaumont c.1960 and has remained very active in the Beaumont Union.He was the nephew of Frs Bernard and Paul Magill, members of the Province who were well-known at St Ignatius, Tottenham, at Preston Catholic College and at Stonyhurst.A member of the Beaumont pilgrimage to Lourdes in the foundation days of HCPT more than fifty years ago, Mike has...
Sport provides opportunities for children to engage with their community
A centre founded by a former pupil of Stonyhurst College in Lancashire to help children succeed in life through sport is launching a major expansion programme for 2016 that will benefit thousands of disadvantaged young people across London.Mike de Giorgio co-founded Greenhouse Sports in 2002 after studying at Stonyhurst in the 1970s. He went on to get a BSC in Politics at Bristol University, and then worked for 19 years as an accountant. Thirteen years ago, he set up the private sporting...
A former pupil of Donhead Preparatory School and Wimbledon College is the new Spider-Man. Tom Holland, who attended the Jesuit college in South West London until 2012, will take over the role of Peter Parker who becomes the Marvel superhero when the latest film hits cinemas in 2017.The producer of the new Spider-Man film, Amy Pascal, described Tom as “the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” saying that they needed “a vibrant, talented young actor...
There will be two special masses for Jesuit friends and alumni on the feast of St Ignatius this year, one at Farm St Church in Mayfair, and one at St Francis Xavier’s in Liverpool.At Farm St the preacher will be Fr Tony Nye SJ, who celebrates his jubilee of 60 years in the Society of Jesus this year.Mass will be followed by refreshments in Mount Street Gardens, courtsey of the parishioners - a lovely opportunity for alumni from around the world and the UK to meet and chat.
A Stonyhurst alumnus who set up a charity in East Africa that helps refugee children get an education has been named as one of the recipients of the Queen's Young Leaders Award 2014.Edmund Page was given the award in recognition of the achievements of the Xavier Project, which he established to provide educational opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda. The project acts as mentors to the youngsters, funds their schooling and puts them through courses to teach them...
Most Jesuit schools in Britain reopen this week after the summer break. And for those whose secondary education has ended, the world of work or further studies beckons.2014 school leavers from St Aloysius College in Glasgow are heading for a wide selection of Scottish universities, with their subjects ranging from psychology and maths/economics at St Andrew's to pharmacology and law at Strathclyde. Other students will be studying medicine at Dundee, Music Technology at the West of Scotland...

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