Michael Beattie SJ

Friday 16th March was a big day for the choirs of Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, as they travelled by coach to London to sing at a special Mass at Farm Street Church to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the college.Mass was celebrated by the Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community.  Concelebrating were Fr Michael Beattie SJ, spiritual father residing at the College, Fr Tony Nye SJ, who was Headteacher at the Mount from 1968-76, and Fr...
The Mount Association annual reunion weekend dates back to the early part of the 20th century and is open to all past students of Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, Sheffield.   This year’s event was particularly special as the College celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding. It was a great weekend shared by many, including visitors from as far as Iran, Australia and America.The weekend began with a Golf Day where Old Mountaineers (OMs), staff, parents and pupils...
Mount St Mary A portrait
Michael Beattie SJ has finished writing his book on the history of Mount St Mary's College.  Due to be published in October,  it marks the 175th anniversary of the college’s founding by Fr Randal Lythgoe SJ.  Given the title, ‘A Portrait of Our College,’ it covers both ‘The Mount’ and Barlborough Hall. Fr Michael is an old boy of the school, an 'Old Mountaineer'  but his research in writing the book was more than just a trip down memory lane.  ‘ It resurrected many good...
Michael Beattie SJ
Year by year, the world over, Jesuit priests and brothers come together on 3lst July to celebrate the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The community here at Farm Street is no exception and as Jesuits we are always delighted to share the Eucharist and this celebration with you all and we thank you for being with us this evening.The Pamplona war wounds in the form of a shattered leg and a lengthy and very painful convalescence were the start of a life changing experience for St. Ignatius....
Fr Beattie and Fr Cameron-Mowat
The Feast of St Ignatius was celebrated at Farm Street Church yesterday in an extra special way, as this year’s feast also marked the 25th jubilee of ordination of the parish priest Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ.  Also celebrating significant jubilees were Fr John Moffatt SJ, who was ordained with Fr Andrew at Clifton Cathedral in 1992, and Fr Michael Beattie SJ, former Farm St parish priest, celebrating the 50th jubilee of ordination.  Br James Hodkinson SJ of the Mount Street Jesuit...
Fr Frank Hull and Fr Kevin O'Rourke celebrate mass
150 Jesuits and co-workers of  the province meeting honoured  fifteen Jubilarians with a special dinner at the Hayes Christian Conference Trust Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire on Thursday.Fr Michael Bossy, Fr Francis Hull and Brother James Hodkinson were all present to celebrate 70 years in the Society. Fr Hull, whose double jubilee include 50 years in the priesthood, con-celebrated Mass on Thursday before the dinner, with Fr Kevin O'Rourke, a jubilarian of 50 years in the Society...
Michael Beattie SJ wearing his honorary Lourdes chaplains' medal
Michael Beattie SJ has received the Chaplains of Honour of the Sanctuaries Award for services over many years to the pilgrims at Lourdes in France. He was presented with his medal and diploma during a pilgrimage to the grotto earlier this June. The conferral of this honour is an expression of gratitude for the enthusiasm and generosity of the recipients in the service of the pilgrims and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Previous recipients include Richard Clarke SJ (1897 – 1969), known as...
Fr Beattie receives the chain of office of President of the Mount Association
The Spiritual Father at Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, Sheffield, has accepted the chain of office as President of the Mount Association. Fr Michael Beattie SJ received the chain of office for 2015-16 during the Reunion Weekend, which included the Annual General Meeting of the Association, over the weekend of 24 and 25 October 2015.The Mount Association was founded in 1909 and is made up mainly of former pupils of Mount St Mary’s College and Barlborough Hall School - the prep school in...