apostleship of prayer

St Claude de la Colombiere SJ 1641-1682
There are more illustrious Jesuit saints than Claude de la Colombiere SJ, the gentle Frenchman who was the spiritual director and “perfect friend” of St Margaret Mary Alacoque, but Claude’s legacy is as valuable as any of theirs. Like Margaret Mary, he is forever associated with the devotion to the Heart of Christ while it is less well-known that, for several years, he lived and ministered in London at the royal Court of St. James in Westminster; and the suffering he endured there, in a context...
Diepsfoot Township north of Johannesburg
To delve into the reasons as to why children end up on the streets, women are battered and old people are housebound and alone, is to do a collective, global examination of conscience. It is to ask the question: why is this so? And perhaps most importantly, the question: why do we permit it to be so? After all, most people would be horrified at the thought of their own children becoming street kids, their own mothers being beaten and kicked or their own grandparents being neglected. And that...
I am Fr Michael Beattie and I have been a member of the British Province of the Society of Jesus for almost sixty years.Most of my active life has been spent as the parish priest, in charge of St George’s Worcester, The Sacred Heart Wimbledon, Farm Street Church, The Sacred Heart  Edinburgh and Corpus Christi Boscombe, Bournemouth. For 27 years I was very active as the National Secretary of the Apostleship of Prayer which occupation took me into parishes  the length and breadth of the...

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