Lauriston Jesuit Centre

Still by Alison Watt
As part of the Lauriston Jesuit Centre’s autumn series, Scottish painter Alison Watt OBE will be giving a talk at Old St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh where she will reflect on the monumental painting of hers which hangs there, titled Still.Alison Watt won (while still at art college) the 1987 Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, widely regarded as the most important portrait prize in the world. From this early success came a commission to paint the Queen Mother.In 2008...
Paul Martin SJ
Join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre this September as we 'Journey Towards Caring for Our Common Home' with a series of talks exploring Pope Francis' document Laudato Si in light of the forthcoming Amazon Synod.Speaker: Paul Martin SJ, Former Regional Superior for the Jesuits in Guyana.Paul Martin, SJ is the former regional superior for the Jesuits in Guyana. Originally from Liverpool Fr Martin entered the Society of Jesus in 1984 and was ordained a priest in 1996. He studied...
Dr Carmody Gray
Join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre this September as we 'Journey Towards Caring for Our Common Home' with a series of talks exploring Pope Francis' document Laudato Si in light of the forthcoming Amazon Synod.Speaker: Dr Carmody Gray, Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology - Durham University.Dr Carmody Grey is Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University. She works mainly in the areas of philosophical theology and theological ethics, with a focus on science,...
Julia MacDonald
Join us at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre this September as we 'Journey Towards Caring for Our Common Home' with a series of talks exploring Pope Francis' document Laudato Si in light of the forthcoming Amazon Synod.Speaker: Julia McDonald, St Bede's Pastoral Centre.Julia MacDonald is the first lay director of St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, York and has been in post since September 2017. She is also a seasoned spiritual director having trained with the Jesuits in Glasgow. Entry by donation
This June, the Lauriston Jesuit Centre is hosting a screening of the 2018 documentary Pope Francis: A Man of His Word at St Catharine’s Convent, 4 Lauriston Gardens followed by drinks on the lawn.Entry by donationThe film can also be purchased on the Amazon website, which describes it in these terms: “Written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Wim Wenders, [the film] is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A rare co...
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
PC: Television Suisse
Join us as we journey to local churches celebrating the life of St Oscar Romero. Starting at 9.30am at St John’s Episcopal Church (Princes Street) we will travel to different churches for a short time of prayer & reflection before reaching the Sacred Heart Church (Lauriston Street) for refreshments and a showing of the Romero film 'The Claim'.Itinerary:9.30am: St John's Episcopal Church (Princes Street)10.00am: Augustine United Church (George IV Bridge)10.15am: Central Edinburgh Quakers (...
An evening with Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Romero Trust and who knew Romero, and Jan Graffius, Stonyhurst College curator, who has visited El Salvador several times to conserve Romero’s artefacts. They will talk about Romero and his legacy.Entry by DonationThis talk is part of a series of events planned in preparation for the consecration of Lauriston’s Romero Shrine on the 24th March.
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...
Austen Ivereigh
Lessons from Pope Francis' past that are guiding his response to the presentIn response to the high profile crisis in the Catholic Church worldwide, The Lauriston Jesuit Centre will host a series of talks during the Autumn season, titled The present state of the Church, to explore its impact.The second talk will be presented by Austen Ivereigh - author of The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope -, who will discuss how Pope Francis' past is guiding his response to the...

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