Jesuits & Friends

In this latest edition you will find the following articles:Austen Ivereigh takes us behind the scenes and towards the future as he describes working with Pope Francis.Inspired by their founder, the JRS UK team continues to overcome obstacles in their outreach to their friends in detention, says Nick Hanrahan.Michael Barnes SJ draws our attention to the interreligious dialogue that bore fruit in Fratelli tutti.A successful Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the UK is not enough, writes Colm Fahy of...
Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, died on 20 May 2020 in Tokyo. We asked Fr Damian Howard SJ, Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Britain, to share his memories of a much-admired leader who met all those he encountered with warmth and attentiveness.It was July 1998 and I was coming to the last year of my training for ordination to the priesthood with a short course on priestly ministry in Denver, Colorado. I had arrived from Paris late the night before and...
In this issue04 Provincials past and present - Michael Holman SJ and Damian Howard SJ - pay tribute to Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJ.06 Mateusz Konopinski SJ and Jen Copestake describe how two Jesuit parishes reached out to those in need during lockdown.08 The assistance that Jesuit Missions and their partners provide is helping local communities in Burkina Faso and Madagascar.10 Jo Norman tells us how the Province offers support to victim-survivors of abuse.12 The story of Rutilio Grande SJ is told in...
Articles in this latest edition of Jesuits & Friends includes:Companionship in a time of uncertainty: At the end of February, Jesuit novices Dunstan Rodrigues and Sam Dixon were sent on an ‘experiment’: a six-week experience of ministry. Here they tell their story of what happened and what they are learning.Spiritual unity in Southall: John Bosco Noronha and Thiranjala Weerasinghe describe how they each found a way to accompany the parishioners of St Anselm’s, Southall over the course of...
How are the Jesuits in Britain, and their works and partners, responding to the Covid-19 pandemic? Find out in the next issue of Jesuits & Friends! Owing to the ongoing closures during the Covid-19 pandemic, schools, parishes and other institutions will not be receiving their usual deliveries of the Summer 2020 issue of Jesuits & Friends. However, you can still receive your free copy of the magazine by subscribing to the Jesuits & Friends mailing list...
In this latest edition we get to know five Jesuit Scholastics studying philosophy in Paris.All have been through the two-year Novitiate at Manresa House in Birmingham and all have made their first vows to the Society of Jesus. Now they are immersed in the first years of Jesuit formation, a mind-expanding period of study, prayer and reflection during which their vocation will become clearer.Editor of Jesuits & Friends, Attila Kulcsar, travelled to Paris twice before the coronavirus...
Jesuits & Friends magazine winter 2019
Before we tell you about this latest edition of Jesuits & Friends, a special thank you to the outgoing editor, Paul Nicholson SJ, who has been editing the magazine for five years and hands over responsibility to Attila Kulcsar, the new Media and Communications Manager for the British Province.  As we approach Christmas, we also look ahead to the New Year. Many of you will know that the bishops of England and Wales have asked that 2020 be a year to focus on the Bible, under the...
RISE Theatre are previous recipients of a grant from JFSJ
Following a visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), a parishioner from Sacred Heart, Edinburgh wanted to arrange a variety of education and outreach talks to raise awareness of the reality of life in OPT, and encourage others to take actions of solidarity. The barrier to this was funding.Thankfully she’d heard about the Jesuit Fund for Social Justice (JFSJ), and made an application for support for these justice education outreach talks, which the committee was delighted to be in a...
Juliet has been coming to the Jesuit Refugee Service Day Centre for over seven years. She’s a strong, independent woman with a wicked sense of humour. As with the majority of the destitute refugees JRS UK walk with through the Day Centre, Juliet is required to ‘report’ with the Home Office on a regular basis. It’s an inflexible administrative process which can be incredibly disorientating.Juliet explains: ‘Oh my God, going to report at the Home Office is the most stressful. Everyone who has...
Clapham Community retreat in Birmingham
On the edge of Clapham Common, the Jesuit house there is now dedicated to welcoming young adults and helping them to engage in caring for our common home, following the teaching of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’. It is a fairly new project, since the house became available only last summer, and the community was completed only mid-September 2018 with the arrival of Ruth Holgate to join Fr Jim Conway SJ and Fr Dushan Croos SJ. It is like a germinating seed: at the moment it is only a...

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