Jesuit Institute

The Jesuit Institute provides inspiration, resources and training for the eleven Jesuit schools in Britain, to enable them to work together to promote and live out the vision and spirit of St Ignatius Loyola:  “improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.”When our schools were first established, Catholics found it hard to find a faith education for their children.  Fifty years ago a majority of British Jesuits would have been...
Founded by the Jesuits in 1894, St Ignatius College in Enfield educates boys aged 11-18 in the Jesuit tradition. It serves a diverse community with 85% pupils from ethnic minority groups and 40% of the younger pupils being from a socially disadvantaged background.The mission statement ‘Men and Women for Others’ is a particularly potent Ignatian concept and can been seen in every aspect of the school. Michael Kelly, the Executive Headmaster, feels a deep connection to this message....
A copy of a famous document written by the Jesuit martyr, St Edmund Campion SJ, has gone on display at Stonor Park, the house in south Oxfordshire where it was secretly produced more than 400 years ago.  The copy of his Decem Rationes (Ten Reasons) is believed to be one of just five in the world. The Jesuits in Britain also have copies in their Archives but they are not as old: they date from 1584 and 1631. The Stonor copy, which has been loaned by the Diocese of Portsmouth, dates from...
Four pupils of St Ignatius College in Enfield, have been presented with the Headmaster Certificate, after reaching 100 Achievement Points. Pupils at the school in North London are rewarded for attainment and effort in classwork and homework, for meeting or exceeding their target grade, as well as for high levels of school attendance and punctuality, a commitment to extra-curricular activities and by demonstrating that they are ‘Men or Women for Others’.Three Year 10 pupils – Travane Allison O’...
Three former headmasters of St Aloysius College in Glasgow met up in Oxford recently at the Heads of Religious Education Conference which was organised by the Jesuit Institute.John Stoer, who until last year was the college’s first lay Head, caught up with members of the Aloysian community studying at Oxford University and his predecessors, Fr Adrian Porter SJ and Fr James Hanvey SJ.Mr Stoer himself is currently studying for a PhD. He met with a group of Old Aloysians in an Oxford pub...
Michelangelo's Pieta
The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines prayer as ‘raising the mind and heart to God’.  For centuries, the Church realised that the arts were one of the best ways of achieving this.  Any list of the greatest artistic achievements of all time will be dominated by religious works: in sculpture, Michelangelo’s Pietà; in painting, Leonardo’s Last Supper; in music, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus; in architecture, the mediaeval cathedrals.  The best...
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa will be part of the ‘Make Us Count’ election observer team as South Africa goes to the polls this week. They will make history as South Africa’s first independent, interfaith and multi-national group to monitor the 7 May elections. The initiative’s organisers say it will bring, “various communities together in the spirit of the first democratic elections of 1994,” 20 years after the end of apartheid.The team is...
Became a Jesuit in 1978. Adrian has been headmaster of St Aloysius College in Glasgow and Wimbledon College.  He was a province consultor for seven years and is currently a trustee.  He is the provincial’s delegate for primary and secondary education and is director of the Jesuit Institute.
The Jesuit Institute is a partnership of Jesuits and lay people which provides inspiration, training and resources for Jesuit schools.  The Institute runs a programme of conferences for heads and school leaders, teachers, and pupils, with the aim of supporting them in the articulation and living out of their identity and mission as Jesuit schools.  It also generates and commissions resources for schools. In addition to the schools of the British Province, the Jesuit...

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