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St Aloysius' Church, Oxford
145 years ago, on the 20th of May 1873, Oscar Wilde and a companion were among a large crowd that watched as Dr William Bernard Ullathorne, the first Bishop of Birmingham, laid the foundation stone of the first Catholic church to be built in the centre of Oxford since the Reformation: St Aloysius’. According to Fr John Morris SJ who was also present at the occasion:The weather, on which an out-door function is so entirely dependent, was magnificent; and the attendance on the occasion was large...
A Post Truth World image cover
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre in Wapping will be welcoming Oxford-based research scientist, Baroness Susan Greenfield to their evening seminar.At the event scheduled to take place on the 6th of February, Baroness Susan Greenfield, who is also an author and broadcaster will be participating in a discussion based on her frontier work on the brain as a neuroscientist. In the context of the seminars ‘A Post Truth Word- Are We Losing Our Minds?’, Baroness Susan Greenfield will present the topic ‘The...
Campion Hall is indebted to the Friends of the National Libraries for a grant which has made possible the purchase of a small but fascinating archive of notes and drawings by the painter Charles Mahoney (1903 -68).These relate mostly to the murals of the Hall’s Lady Chapel subsidised by Evelyn Waugh and painted by Mahoney in 1942-52 (see issue no. 5); but there is also a sketch in the hand of Sir Edward Lutyens, the Hall’s architect, of an early project for the possible completion of the Hall...
Jesuits from all over the world learn English
In a rich programme, the evenings were put aside for cultural events such as choral evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, an open-air performance of Twelfth Night and a viola concerto.There were evening talks on topics of Jesuit interest by Prof. Peter Davidson and members of the British Province including Alan Harrison, Gerard  Hughes, Nick King and James Hanvey. On other evenings the group settled down to a DVD or a visit to the pub. The experience was deepened by a weekly faith sharing....
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Last week, on Thursday 15 June, Shared Vision 3 took place at Campion Hall in Oxford.Shared Vision is a programme of formation for teachers and support staff who work in Jesuits schools.Teachers and support staff from the eleven Jesuit schools in the UK, as well as from the Niels Steensens Gymnasium in Copenhagen and Cardinal Griffin Catholic College in Cannock, were invited to learn about the tradition of Jesuit education and the history of the Society of Jesus.All teachers in Jesuit schools...
Christ at the Column by Palms il vecchio at Campion Hall oxford
The Hall together with Christ Church College will be offering two meditations on works of art for Holy Week.These will take place on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April at 4pm and all are welcome to attend. The theme of these meditations is that of 'Sorrowful Mysteries.'On Wednesday at 4pm there will be a talk at Campion Hall by the Very Revd Professor Martin Percy, Dean of Christ Church and Professor Peter Davidson, Senior Research Fellow at the Hall on the painting by Palma Vecchio, '...
I was brought up in a solid Catholic family and spent some years in the strange environment of a ‘junior seminary’ preparing to be a diocesan priest. After leaving the seminary at the age of eighteen, I gradually slipped away from the Church.It was too late to apply to university: instead, I worked for some years in banking. Aged 22, I had fortunate opportunity of transferring to an international bank, working for 15 months in Ghana. Relatively quick promotion convinced me that banking, at any...
English language summer school participants with Fr James Hanvey SJ
Fifteen Jesuits from twelve different countries participated in this years Jesuit English Language Summer School (ELSS) at Campion Hall, Oxford, an annual course organized by the British Province for Jesuits who want to improve their English skills. The four week long course was offered at the pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced level.The ELSS is much more than a month of just learning English. The students are given the opportunity to get to know the British Jesuit province and have a...
Michael Suarez SJ
President Obama has announced more key administration posts which include Campion Hall Visiting Fellow, Reverend Michael Suarez SJ, as a Member of the National Council on the Humanities.  Fr Michael recently gave the outstanding Lyell Lectures in the Weston Library in Oxford. The National Council on the Humanities comprises a board of twenty six distinguished private citizens appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Members serve staggered six year terms during which...
In this latest issue of The Way you will find:Jane Kopas, on St Francis and Social Justice.Robert R. Marsh, on gifts and giving in the Contemplatio.Hung Trung Pham, on immigrant spirituality.Robert E. Doud, on the poetry of Thomas Traherne.George B. Wilson, on spirituality and organizational policy.Johannes Hoff, on contemplation and the nature of being.Meredith Secomb, on vocation in the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar.Carolyn Chau, on two ecumenical communities and their work for peace.To see...

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