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Fr William Pearsall SJ blesses the new shrine
As Catholic communities in Rome, South America and around the world celebrated the canonisation of St Oscar Romero, martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, on Sunday, the Jesuits at the Sacred Heart parish in Edinburgh made their own special contribution to the commemoration and adoration of this “Saint for the Poor”.A new shrine with the parish church, dedicated to the saint, was opened and blessed by parish priest Fr William Pearsall SJ at a beautiful service with music provided by the Sacred...
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Archbishop Michael FitzgeraldArchbishop Fitzgerald, a member of the Society of Missionaries of Africa, and an expert on Christian-Muslim relations will explore 'Our Journey with Islam'.Archbishop Fitzgerald is the former President of the Pontifical Council of Interrreligious Dialogue, Papal Nuncio to Egypt and Delegate to the Arab League. 
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This film is a thrilling look at the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, with Spanish actor Andreas Muñoz in the lead role. Bringing to life the man behind the legend, the film follows his transformation from a brash, impulsive youth obsessed with women and sword-fighting to the masterful, charismatic leader of an order that would change the face of Christendom forever.The film (which is in English) was produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation of the...
“I have attended many retreats and Christian education events and courses but the thing I like about the Jesuits is that they feed your mind as well as your soul,”  says Brigitte Sweeney, a regular at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh.Brigitte first started attending the Edinburgh Living Theology courses about 25 years ago.  “I love it” she observes, “ because there’s so much more to it than just faith education.  You are informing your...
Sacred Heart parish in Edinburgh has been working with Bethany Christian Trust to provide shelter for homeless people during the cold Scottish winter.  Last year they opened the doors of the Lauriston Hall over 20 nights to give shelter to up to 50 people each night.  Mostly they are Scottish men, about 30% are not from the UK, and about 15% are women. "Sacred Heart is one of 90 churches we work with to provide shelter from the killer cold nights from October to April"...
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The Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinburgh is hosting two talks with Gero McLoughlin SJ, exploring 'On Being a Christian Group'. This is the second talk in the series.Monday 6th June Talk 2: The Ignatian TraditionThe talk begins at 7.30pm with admission by donation. Contact 0131 477 5788 for more information.
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The Lauriston Jesuit Centre in Edinbrugh is hosting two talks with Gero McLoughlin SJ, exploring 'On Being a Christian Group'.Monday 30th May - Talk 1: The Early ChurchThe talk begins at 7.30pm and admission by donation. Contact 0131 477 5788 for more information. 
An opportunity to study the letter on the environment by Pope FrancisThree Wednesdays in Septembertwo chapters each eveningThe Green Group at Lauriston Jesuit Centre invites you to get to grips with Pope Francis’ challenging and inspiring text, one chapter at a time, during three informal ecumenical discussion evenings 2nd, 9th and 16th September.We welcome the Eco-Congregation Scotland Environmental Chaplain, the Church of Scotland Climate Change Officer, and the other moderators, ...
James Quinn SJ was born in Glasgow in 1919 and educated at St Aloysius College, before studying Classics at Glasgow University.  He entered the novitiate in 1939 and was ordained in 1950.  He taught classics at Preston College and Wimbledon College.  He moved back to Scotland in 1955 and remained in ministry there until his death in 2010, apart from a four year secondment as spiritual father of Beda College in Rome.  Fr Quinn was especially known for promoting ecumenism...
The Living Theology programme for this summer will cover several regions of Britain and a broad range of theological topics. It is being offered as either residential or non-residential, as an evening course, over a weekend or even a whole week. It will also be delivered by some of the Church’s most energetic and challenging theological speakers.Residential Living Theology will be returning to southern Britain in 2014, after a break of nearly 20 years. From Friday 4 to Monday 7 July 2014...

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