Jesuit formation

Philip Harrison SJ recalls life in the novitiate in Birmingham.Life in the novitiate can be an intense experience bringing together people from very different walks of life and different cultures. All though share the same calling for service and that builds a depth of friendship which is unique. That was also the experience of Ignatius, Pierre Favre and Francis Xavier, the first Jesuits when they met as friends in Paris. Their difference of outlook provided a rich experience of community which...
Jesuits a fun look at different points of view
My nine months in London have flown by quickly and have been a very positive experience. It took me a while to get accustomed to the length of time it takes to travel around and to the busy streets and tube stations, but in the end, I’ve become just another guy running to catch the train before the doors close. The centre is a very international one with Jesuit scholastics coming not only from Europe, but from across India, Africa and even South America (like me).  We are about 40...