final vows

Damian Howard SJ at Nick Austin SJ's final vows
Homily by Fr Provincial Damian Howard at the Final Vows Mass of Nicholas Austin SJ, 1st December 2017.Nicholas Owen Austin’s adventure in the Society of Jesus began in September 1996 when he entered the novitiate in Birmingham under the druidic tutelage of the late Fr Patrick Purnell, a much-missed Welsh Jesuit. Two years later Nick pronounced his first vows during a Mass celebrated in Harborne, Birmingham. On that occasion, he promised that, at a later date, he would “enter the Society of...
Nicholas Austin SJ making his final vows
Please remember in your prayers Fr Nicholas Owen Austin SJ who professed his Final Vows at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm St, on Friday 1st December -  feast of the Jesuit Saints who founded the English Mission: Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell and Nicholas Owen.The principal celebrant was Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ; concelebrants included members of the Mount Street community and the Copleston Jesuit community.In his homily Fr Damian talked of the life of Edmund Campion...
Nick Austin SJ preaching at Farm St
When friends, family or colleagues learn that I’m about to take my Final Vows as a member of the Society of Jesus, they are often surprised that it has taken this long. I have been a Jesuit for 21 years, and a priest for 11. ‘And you still haven’t taken Final Vows? I knew that Jesuit training took a long time, but I didn’t know it took that long!’ Well, I guess we’re slow learners...During a Mass on 1st December at Farm Street Church, I will kneel before the Blessed Sacrament and take vows of...
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.