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This challenging statue by Timothy Schmalz depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. His face and hands are obscured by a blanket, but crucifixion wounds on his feet reveal his identity.  The statue, which has been described as a visual translation of Jesus’ admonition  “as you did it to one of the least of my brothers, so you did it to me,” can now be found in Farm Street Jesuit Church.The statue is located inside the church before the altar in the side chapel of...
George Stephen Thayriam SJ, who completed his theological studies at Heythrop at the end of the summer term, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 25th August in his home Province of Madurai.Most. Rev. Nazarene Susai, Bishop of Kottar, presided at the ceremony, which took place at St Joseph College, Trichy, which also saw the ordination of nine deacons of Jesuit Madurai province and three more from the Jesuit Andhra provincel.  Rev. Fr. Vernon D'Cunha, the general assistant, was also...
The Italian production company, Aurora Vision, has made a documentary on Father Kino, the Jesuit who was recognized to be the founder of Arizona. The film has the patronage of Holy See and it is supported by the Fondazione Sant’Ignazio.The documentary has been selected for a screening at Portobello Film Festival, on the 3rd September 2018, at the Muse Gallery in Portobello Road.Free entrance. For more information, visit the official Facebook page.
Young man praying at Farm st church, london
Landings, the programme for returning Catholics whose UK base is here at Farm Street, is starting a new year, and also a new chapter.  First of all, our team would like to thank the parishioners of Farm Street sincerely for the opportunity to speak about the Programme at Masses two Sundays ago.  And for the very generous funds raised, which have now reached £2,417-51.  Very many thanks for your generosity and interest in the programme. But Landings is not about programmes,...
This Friday, 30th of March 2017, will see the launch of the eagerly anticipated Farm Street: The Story of the Jesuits’ Church in London by Michael Hall, Sheridan Gilley and Maria Perry. The gloriously illustrated volume celebrating 50 years of the Farm Street Parish explores the history of Farm Street Church to 1914, the architecture and furnishings of the Church and its associated buildings, and takes a look at life at Farm Street between the wars. Several of the photographs of Jesuits and...
Jesuit bikers in Brighton
It’s only 54 miles...Ten Jesuits and friends are cycling from London to Brighton on August 6th to raise money to help refugees in the UK.“Some of us cycle a lot, some of us cycle a little... we enjoy biking around the cities we have lived in and in London where we live now. We got talking about what we as Jesuits, colleagues, family and friends could do for the refugees who come to JRS. It's a long ride of 54 miles and we will be a bit sore the next day, but we will have a good...
Ignatian Retreat days“For me,” says Anne, “they’re a chance to forget about the distractions of a busy life.”  She’s talking about the Mount Street Jesuit Centre’s monthly Ignatian Retreat Days.“I draw close to God and in the stillness he speaks to me … consistently,” she adds.Anthony observes “it’s an opportunity to become (re)centred through a quiet time of stillness and reflection. The simple framework of thoughts...
Nicolette Busuttil JRS
Nicolette Busuttil has joined the Jesuit Refugee Service in a new role, as the Communities of Hospitality Coordinator. Her role will be to work with religious communities, parishes and individuals to support them to host some of the refugees who find themselves homeless. The JRS UK “At Home” scheme brings together asylum seekers with people willing to open up their homes and hearts, as destitute asylum seekers in need of respite are matched with individuals, families and religious...
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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the UK is recruiting for an exciting new post to join our tightly knit team in East London, as soon as possible. JRS is an international Catholic organisation, at work in 50 countries with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. In the UK, JRS works with destitute asylum seekers and those who are held in immigration detention, by offering a mix of practical and emotional support. Our office is...
jesuit london marathon runners
As most regular readers will know, one constant aspect of my first year in the Jesuit novitiate thus far has been preparing to run the London Marathon in aid of Jesuit Missions. On Sunday 24th April I completed the marathon and so now it feels right to reflect on and share what I have taken from this experience.The Day Itself:For the running enthusiasts reading I should start by recommending running the London Marathon. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. A lot of it is a blur...

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