Peter Edmonds SJ

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:9b-14; John 12:23-26A Jesuit, particularly a Jesuit saint, is a person who prays at the end of the Spiritual Exercises that he may be able to love and serve his Divine Majesty in everything. To help us make this prayer and to savour this truth about our Jesuit vocation, today we have heard texts from the book of Deuteronomy, the concluding book of the Pentateuch and an extract from a gospel little read outside Lent and Easter, namely John, the so-called spiritual gospel...
Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits
Why do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better just to have a single ‘authorised life’ of Jesus of Nazareth, offering all the facts and only the facts?In recent decades, biblical scholars have become more aware of the value of having multiple accounts. Each evangelist approaches Jesus from a different direction, bringing both his own questions, and those of the community to which he belongs. In reading his Gospel, we, too, are invited to bring our own questions and...
Debbie and Fr Denis in the new SFX memorial garden
The Feast of St Ignatius is always a joyful day in the Jesuit calendar.  Jesuits congratulated their many jubilarians at special masses for friends and alumni at Farm Street Church in London and at St Francis Xavier’s in Liverpool.  Staff in Jesuit ministries held services of thanks and praise, celebrated with special meals and sometimes even a half day’s holiday.Twelve Jesuit priests and brothers were joined by a large congregation at St Francis Xavier’s Liverpool for the annual...
Fr Peter Edmonds SJ
Jubilarian and biblical scholar Fr Peter Edmonds SJ reflected on a life of service in this homily, given at Farm St Church on the Feast of St Ignatius 2018.Today is the feast day of St Ignatius, a special day of celebration for members of the Jesuit order, the Society of Jesus; it is also a special day for those who have been educated at Jesuit colleges which for over four centuries have flourished in so many parts of the world. But today is also a special day of celebration and gratitude for...
The annual alumni Mass for the Feast of St Ignatius is at 6pm at Farm St Church and all Alumni are warmly invited.  It will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.Fr Peter Edmonds SJ is giving the homily, celebrating 60 years in the Society and 50 years as priest.Parish priest Fr Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ will be the celebrant for the Mass. 
Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits
Congratulations to Peter Edmonds SJ, who has just published a new book entitled Stories and Portraits: The Way Companion to the Synoptic Gospels.The work aims to offer preachers, teachers, catechists, retreat-givers, retreatants and others an insight into the distinctive voices of each of the evangelists of the synoptic gospels, leading to a deeper appreciation of the stories that they tell and the portraits that they fashionWhy do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better to...