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Diaconate ordination february 2018 at farm street church
Please pray for two Jesuit scholastics who were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 10th February by Bishop John Sherrington at Farm Street Church.Anuranjan Ekka from the Darjeeling Province, currently living in the Loyola House community in Wimbledon, and George Stephen Thayriam from Madurai, a member of the Hurtado Jesuit community in Wapping, are both third year undergraduates studying for their Bachelor of Divinity at Heythrop College.Principal concelebrants were Fr Nick King SJ,...
The Immaculate Conception at Farm Street Church
Two Jesuit undergraduates at Heythrop, Anuranjan Ekka from the Darjeeling Province, currently living in the Loyola House community in Wimbledon, and George Stephen Thayriam from Madurai, a member of the Hurtado Jesuit community in Wapping, will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 10th February by Bishop John Sherrington.The ordination Mass will be held at 12.00 noon in the church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, and will be followed by a reception.All are welcome to attend.
Ordinands with Philip Harrison on the right
Please pray for Philip Harrison SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 25th November by Bishop Juan Vicente Córdoba Villota SJ, in the Iglesia de San Ignacio, Bogota Columbia, along with five other Jesuit scholastics from Mexico, Columbia, Brazil and Argentina-Uraguay.In his homily, the Bishop reminded those being ordained that the deaconate, which means service, would continue for rest of their lives because a priest is called always to serve. He concluded his homily with...
Kensy Joseph SJ makes his promise of obedience
Please pray for Kensy Joseph SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 11th November at Holy Name Church Manchester by the Right Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.Concelebrating were Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ and the Superior of the Manchester community Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ, along with assistant chaplain Fr William Pearsall SJ and over twenty other Jesuits and diocesan clergy.  Music was beautifully performed by the Manchester University chaplaincy praise group,led by...
Kensy Joseph will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 11th November at 12 noon at the Holy Name in Manchester.Bishop John Arnold will preside.Concelebrants are welcome.  Please let Brendan Callaghan know brendancsj@jesuits.net and bring an alb and white stole.All Jesuits and friends are welcome.  There will be a reception at the Jesuit community following the ceremony.
Wouter Blesgraaf SJ and Cardinal Jozef De Kesel
On September 9th the Jesuits of the European Low Countries celebrated the priestly ordination of Walter Blesgraaf SJ by Cardinal Jozef De Kesel, in St Michaels Jesuit church in Heverlee-Leuven. See the Flickr gallery of photos from the day 
Ireland's first Jesuit bishop
The first Jesuit bishop to be based in Ireland  was ordained at the Cathedral of Saints and Columba in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, last Sunday.Bishop Alan McGuckian will lead the Catholic diocese of Raphoe.  During his ordination, Arcbishop Eamon Martin said that it was important to have conversations in Ireland about what defines a “good life” and “flourishing life”, not just for individuals but also for communities too.The archbishop also drew attention to the upcoming launch of the...
Bishop Hudson with the ordinands at St Ignatius Church
There was a parish which invited a famous actor to come and recite some of their favourite writings.  The actor recited all different kinds of texts.  As the evening neared its end, he said he would recite just one more.  They asked him to recite Psalm twenty-three, “The Lord is my shepherd”.  “I will,” he said, “on one condition - that the lady over there recites it after me.”He recited it; and everyone applauded.  She recited it; and everyone cried.“What was the...
The eight Jesuits lie prostrate in St Ignatius' parish church, Stamford Hill
On Saturday 25 February, Bishop Nicholas Hudson ordained eight Jesuits as deacons. The men come from all over the world. Anthony Paul Appu, Nilan Fernando, Thomas Idergard, Swaninathan Krishnamurti, Roy Alex Kuzhimannil, Sandeep Lakra, Alphonse Lepcha and Mikael Schink have all been living and studying in London for the last three or more years before becoming deacons.While reflecting on the Gospel chosen for the day,  Bishop Hudson encouraged the eight candidates to get to know Christ the...
Fr Justin Glyn SJ with Bishop Patrick Dunn
A visually-impaired Jesuit, who was inspired by the British Jesuits, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert Southwell, as well as the French palaeontologist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ, has been ordained to the priesthood in New Zealand.Born in Namibia and brought up in South Africa, Justin Glyn felt drawn to law and the priesthood when he left school. However, he was advised to get more experience of the world before embarking on religious life, so he decided to concentrate on practising...

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