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Ruth Morris, Emma Holland, Jane Hellings, Myles O'Reilly SJ, Matthew Power SJ
Four of our British province team were represented at a meeting in Malta this week convened by the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (CEP) to consider and plan co-operation between vocations promoters and province communications offices in Europe.  Vocations Director Fr Matthew Power SJ was joined by thirteen vocations directors from around Europe including Fr Myles O’Reilly SJ of the Irish Province.The British Province communications team attending were Jane Hellings, Director of...
The Jesuit group outside Wembley SSE Arena. Emma Holland
Pupils from three Jesuit schools represented the Jesuits in Britain at Flame 2017 on Saturday.  They were accompanied by their chaplains James Potter (of Wimbledon College) and Stonyhurst College's Sarah Young, as well as Fr Matthew Power SJ, Vocations Director,  Fr Simon Bishop SJ, the province's Director of Spirituality, and Fr David Stewart SJ of the Ignatian Spirituality Outreach Ministry and National Director of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network.  Fr...
Participants gather at Wembley for Flame 2015. Westminster Youth Service
The Jesuits in Britain will joining other Catholic youth organisations and up to 10,000 young people when they gather at Wembley SSE Arena on Saturday for Flame 2017. Encouraged by the success of the Flame events in 2012 and 2015, Flame has now become an important event in the calendar of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.Flame 2017 is organised by the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) and the organisers are hoping that participants in Flame 2017 will fill the Arena, which...
Vocations director Matthew Power SJ, with Jesuit colleagues at stand 71
Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in Cracow for the World Youth Day celebrations last week. A surprisingly large number took time to visit the vocations stands that occupied the marquee at the north end of the Cracovia football stadium, on the edge of the city centre. Very evidently many were not there simply to take shelter from the rain before heading over to the adjacent park for one or other of the major liturgical gatherings. They were there because they were curious and open...
Jesuit brothers meet Pope Francis in Rome, September 2014 - SJweb
Men who dedicate their lives to the Church as a religious lay brother exercise a daily priesthood in their work, even though they are not ordained as priests. This is the view strongly expressed in a long-awaited document from the Vatican about the vocation of men and women who serve in religious institutes without being ordained. The document ‘Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church’ affirms that although they are not ordained as priests, they still exercise a daily...