Nicholas Austin

Croos, Dawson and Patterson at St Beuno's
For the past month, six young Jesuits have been involved in their core ministry in North Wales, as Dr Nicholas Austin SJ explains.‘Block out your calendars from mid-July to the end of August 2014.  I’ll tell you what it’s about later.’That was the mysterious message six young Jesuit priests recently received from Fr Dermot Preston SJ, the Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain.  All of us were wondering what our superior had up his sleeve.  We form a diverse...
The rediscovery of individual retreat direction in the 1970s owed much to contemporary developments in non-directive counselling. In a similar way, Ignatian spirituality today might benefit from looking at work now being done in the field of positive psychology, according to two British Jesuits.Writing in the latest edition of The Way, Dr Roger Dawson SJ and Dr Nicholas Austin SJ focus on the process of identifying what lies at the core of spiritual consolation and the significance of...