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The Lauriston Jesuit Centre is delighted to announce BAFTA award winning screenwriter and producer Jimmy McGovern (creator of crime drama Cracker) will join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre, 28 Lauriston Street, for a commentary on his most recent series ‘Broken’ broadcast on BBC One in 2017.Entry by donationDue to the high demand for this event, a ticketing system has been set up via Eventbrite. Tickets are free and entry is, as always, by donation.Reserve your place
“A man of the church, a man of his time, a man of great faith.” With these words, Archbishop Leo Cushley described Saint Oscar Romero, in his homily on Sunday 24 March at Sacred Heart in Edinburgh.On the feast day of the martyr from El Salvador, the Edinburgh community came together to commemorate and celebrate the saint for the poor. During the morning mass, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh gave a formal blessing to the Romero shrine, which was opened in the church in October 2018....
Archbishop Leo Cushley will officially consecrate the Oscar Romero Shrine at the Sacred Heart Church during the 10.45am Mass.
Philippa Bonella
HOPE, HEARTACHE & HOT SWEET TEATales of a human rights monitor in the Holy LandPhilippa Bonella has just returned to Edinburgh from three months working with the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Based in a small village in the occupied West Bank, her role was to report on human rights violations, provide a protective presence to local communities, and support Palestinians and Israelis working for peace.  She will share stories...
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...
Archbishop Fitzgerald Credit John Carroll University
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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