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26 APRIL 2015 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTheme: Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocationDear Brothers and Sisters,The Fourth Sunday of Easter offers us the figure of the Good Shepherd who knows his sheep: he calls them, he feeds them and he guides them. For over fifty years the universal Church has celebrated this Sunday as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In this way she reminds us of our need to pray, as Jesus himself told his disciples, so that “the Lord of the harvest...
The 89th edition of Jesuits and Friends has been published so if you are on our mailing list you should be receiving it very soon, or it is already with you. You can also pick up the latest edition in Jesuit parishes and spirituality centres. If you would rather read it online we publish each edition to our website and the latest edition can be read online now: Jesuits and Friends Winter 2014 edition Popes prayer for victims of ebolaJesuits and Friends also has a new editor, Paul Nicholson SJ,...
Prayers were offered in Jesuit parishes on both sides of the Atlantic at the weekend for the repose of the soul of Jesuit alumnus, James Foley, the American journalist murdered in Syria. A mass of remembrance for the former Marquette University student was held on Sunday at his hometown church in Rochester, New Hampshire. Prayers were also offered for all those caught up in conflict - especially in the Middle East - and for those who work for justice and reconciliation.In Britain, congregations...
Sebastian on the Camino
Sebastian Cichocki is on the staff of the Mount Street Jesuit Community in central London. He recently undertook a five-week pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St James. This 900 km pilgrim trail through northern Spain ends at Finisterre via the shrine of St James at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.My Camino (from the Spanish for “path”) started on 21 May 2014.  I chose the most popular “French Way” which begins in Saint Jean Pied de Port in...