Mount Street Jesuit Centre

Inspired by the Spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola
Christian Life Community (CLC) in London has unveiled its plans for growth over the coming year. A particular focus will be on links and partnerships with the wider community, while also continuing to encourage spiritual development in members’ own lives. Writing in the CLC newsletter Focus, Ignacia Arteaga of the Magis Group, says that the arrival of the new London Young Adults chaplain, Michael Dorey, has given them the opportunity to look again at their priorities and ways of...
Detail from Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent at Tate Britain - Creative Commons
A workshop on art that is incorporated into a nine-month course at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre (MSJC) has inspired a group to organise a day out at Tate Britain, where they spent time ‘Praying with Art’. The MSJC runs the ‘Deepening our Awareness of God Within Us’ course annually between September and July; and, as part of it, Audrey and Eamonn Hamilton – members of the Spirituality Team with a particular interest in art – lead a study day at the Tate...
The Young Adult Mass at Farm Street Church
Mount Street Jesuit Centre in central London welcomes a new Director this month. Fr Christopher Pedley SJ will be taking over from Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ who has led the team adjacent to Farm Street Church since the Centre began more than ten years ago. And its Young Adult Ministry has been described as one of the ‘gems’ in the Archdiocese of Westminster’s initiatives for young Catholics in the region, as it launches its programme for the new academic year.Underpinned by...
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...
How should Christians respond to Climate Change?all are welcome to this informative panel discussion on how we might respond to this important issue.Panel:Chris Bain - Director of CAFODBaroness Liddell of CoatdykeLama Gelongma Zangmo - Tibetan Buddhist Meditiation centre for World Peace and HealthChair:Fr Dominic Robinson SJ - Superior of Mount St Jesuit CommunityTo reserve your place please follow this link
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Chronic illnesses – conditions which are long term and for which there is no obvious cure, affect almost half the population. Including arthritis, COPD, depression, ME, fibromyalgia and many others, these conditions often leave us tongue-tied and frustrated, struggling to find a language of faith in which to respond.This workshop is led by Edel Maclean, and will explore the ways in which we can encounter God in the midst of long-term physical and emotional pain. We will explore the spiritual...
The Young Adult Advent Retreat is an invitation to take a step back from the busy-ness of life before Christmas and take time to reflect on what Advent means for you. The retreat will be led by Sr Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ and will include input about and experience of prayer, silence and sharing. Please bring a journal and a pen with you as well as your packed lunch. Drinks will be provided.This retreat is for young adults aged 18-35.Please follow the link to book
Abraham & Isaac Caravaggio
A God Who Cares For Us — A Reflective Journey through the Old Testament: Abraham — Our Father in FaithLed by Brian PurfieldAt the start of the Fourth Eucharistic Prayer we pray: “Time and again you offered them covenants and through the prophets taught them to look forward to salvation.” This series of workshops offers reflections on the sequence of covenants throughout salvation history, beginning with Adam and ending with Jesus. Each workshop is an individual piece of the larger jigsaw. While...
The miraculous draft of fishes, Raphael 1515 V&A
What was Jesus doing on Earth — Explorations Through Scripture and Art An intensive course led by Geoff Wheaton SJ focusing on Jesus’ mission during His earthly ministry.  Three Wednesday evenings during November: 11, 18, 25.  Sessions will entail close study of both Old Testament and New Testament texts. We will also look at the ways many great artists interpreted the relevant scriptural passages. It would be helpful if those attending the course brought along a Bible....
A study day led by Jill GatherThe desert held a prominent place in the imagination of early Christians. It was a place of desolation which teemed with deceitful demons, ever-intent on thwarting a person’s spiritual progress. As such, life in the desert implied temptation and ongoing ascetic struggle. But the desert also held tremendous promise, for it was here, in silence, that ascetics could hope to overcome human limitation and experience the joys of paradise. In many respects, the rigour of...

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