novena

As we approach the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola on 31st July, please join us in praying a novena over these next 9 days from each of our Jesuit parishes in England and Scotland. Today's novena comes from St Francis Church, the home of the Polish Catholic Community in Willesden Green which is served by the Polish Jesuit Fathers from their house on Walm Lane. Mass in Polish is 19.30 pm each day and Sunday Morning there are several Masses.But how did the Poles end up in North West London?...
As we approach the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola on 31st July, please join us in praying a novena over these next 9 days from each of our Jesuit parishes in England and Scotland. Today's Novena comes from Corpus Christi in Boscombe, a vibrant parish on the Dorset coast which is home to prayer groups, music groups and choirs, as well as a Jesuit community of retired priests and brothers. It is also home to The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Sister Margaret Scott ACI speaks fondly...
As we approach the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola on 31st July, please join us in praying a novena over these next 9 days from each of our Jesuit parishes in England and Scotland. Today's novena comes from St Anselm's Church in Southall which is home to a vibrant community including Tamil, Urdu, Polish and Portuguese speakers. The Society of Jesus has worked tirelessly over the years to share Ignatian spirituality with those living in the parish.  Faced with an absent...
The interior of St Aloysius Church, Glasgow
As we approach the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola on 31st July, please join us in praying a novena over these next 9 days from each of our Jesuit parishes in England and Scotland. In today's novena, Fr Dermot Preston SJ reflects on the life of St Ignatius from St Aloysius Church in the heart of Glasgow: "If I was spending too much time praying, I could almost feel St Ignatius coming down, tapping me on the shoulder and saying 'Dermot, what are you doing here?' Because the task is to...
This Novena was written by Fr David Stewart SJ for the Dublin Messanger NOVENA   How to pray this Novena: Set aside about ten minutes each day. Take your time over the words you read. Linger over a word or a phrase. Think about its meaning. Share your feelings with Jesus. And wait quietly to see what comes into your mind and heart. Blessed John Sullivan tells us that God is delighted to see us, even if we don’t know what to say. God has our best interests at...
‘The Great Amen’ by Peter Bridgman. Photo credit: Peter Bridgman
In anticipation of his canonisation on Sunday 14th October in St Peter's in Rome, the parish of St Ignatius, Stamford Hill is holding a novena of intercession to Blessed Oscar Romero, with prayers and brief reflections at every mass.The novena opened with a mass on Friday 5th October, celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington, and continues until Saturday 13th October with a mass to be celebrated by Bishop Paul McAleenan.At the opening mass, Bishop Sherrington reflected on the life and witness of...
This novena is for the nine days leading to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which falls this year on 12th June. You may pray the novena privately, in your family, in a parish group or with your neighbours or friends. If you are praying it with others, a different person may lead the novena each day, or you may share the various sections among those taking part.Don't rush. Read the Scripture passage (on the image) and the meditation slowly, pausing when something strikes you. A short prayer...
7 August 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits. Over the past year we’ve been publishing material prepared in collaboration with Pray as you go and Thinking Faith to celebrate the lives of twelve noted Jesuits from the past 200 years as part of the Calendar that was also published. This month, we’re releasing an audio version of a Novena prepared by the Curia in Rome to commemorate the Restoration. Each section of the Novena is around...
'Hearts on Fire' - The Solemnity of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.This novena is for the nine days leading to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which falls this year on 12th June. You may pray the novena privately, in your family, in a parish group or with your neighbours or friends. If you are praying it with others, a different person may lead the novena each day, or you may share the various sections among those taking part.Don't rush. Read the Scripture passage (on the image) and the...
Novena of Grace 15.pdfNext Tuesday, 4 March, we will begin our Novena of Grace with St Francis Xavier SJ.  A prayer booklet has been prepared by two alumnae of the chaplaincy at Oxford University, under Fr Simon Bishop SJ, the Director of Spirituality for the Jesuits in Britain. The prayer booklet combines the words and example of Pope Francis and those of St Francis Xavier SJ. “They are of a kindred Spirit and are perfectly matched,” says Fr Simon. “I hope anyone who...