St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre

Prego group members with Fr Damian Jackson SJ
“Fruit that will last”, this was the main theme of the day of prayer and fellowship held recently for Prego group members at the Loreto Centre, Llandudno.‘You arrive rushed, but then you find that a Prego Group is a place to let go and be still and share the Gospel with others … and that gives great hope and energy to go out generously into the world again’, observed one participant.Prego groups (from Latin, I pray) are run by the St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre’s outreach team on behalf...
St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre is a large residential retreat house in north Wales with a team offering a full programme including the Spiritual Exercises, individually guided retreats, courses and training. Trainee Spirituality WorkerWe are offering a six month trainee post to someone with training in retreat direction to work as a trainee retreat director and spirituality worker under supervision, both at St Beuno’s and elsewhere.  There will be opportunities for further...
Jesuits and lay co-workers came together at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre at the beginning of Advent for the Ignatian Spirituality for a World in Flux conference.The aim of this three-day conference, which welcomed 55 delegates, was to seek a means by which Ignatian spirituality can help make sense of and respond to our world in flux.Ignatius of Loyola himself lived in a world in flux. The ‘old world’ as he knew it was suffering huge upheavals within the Church. Changes to religious...
The 2017 interns
Applications are open to become a Faith in Politics intern in the academic year beginning in September 2018.Since 2003 the Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internships scheme has seen nearly 90 young Catholics spend a year working in Parliament or with agencies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.The scheme is unique in the way that it offers a foundation of Catholic faith and spiritual formation for those who believe that they may have a vocation to public service in politics...
God is tenderness sculpture
On Sunday a remarkable new sculpture was unveiled at St Asaph Cathedral in North Wales.  Entitled “This is God, God is tenderness”, it is a prayerful reflection on Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus by the Jesuit artist and sculptor Fr Rory Geoghegan SJ, a member of the St Beuno’s community.“The piece gradually came to life over many months” says Fr Rory. “Though inspired by the theme of the nativity it is very much more than just something which comes out at Christmas.  Like all my...
Lancaster Royal Infirmary was where I emerged into the world, just before the outbreak of the Second World War – events for which I was not responsible. My father’s family were standard north west English Catholics; my Canadian mother managed Anglicanism, Christian Science and agnosticism before becoming a Catholic. Early years were spent all over England and Wales, before settling down in Hampshire on the banks of the Solent. The sea has always mattered. I went to school and sweated over an...
Raven by Iona Reid_Dalgliesh
A new booklet of poetry by Brian McClorry SJ is now available - Incarnations: Poetry for Advent and Christmas. "Most of these pieces, fifteen in all, were put together for my Christmas cards, although not all the poems written made it onto the cards, or indeed into the booklet", explains Brian, who is a team member at St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre. "Evidently ‘incarnation’ is a risky and uncertain business for all of us. The poems were written in a variety of places – Glasgow, Cape...
The archtiects presentation
Last weekend the Friends of St Beuno’s had their biannual Friends’ Weekend.  Twenty friends from all walks of life gathered at their spiritual home to socialise, enjoy the house and grounds and listen to a series of talks and prayer inputs from the resident St Beuno’s team.This time the Friends were asked to participate in a consultation with architects Purcell who have just been appointed to undertake a review and redevelopment of St Beuno’s.  Fr Roger Dawson SJ, Director of St Beuno...
St Beuno's are recruiting
St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre is a large residential retreat house with a team offering a full programme of retreats and courses, especially the Spiritual Exercises, individually guided retreats, courses and training. Spirituality Team MemberWe seek a new team member to help deliver our programme of retreats and training starting in Autumn 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible.  The role will involve directing on the Ignatian Individually Guided Retreats, training and duties...
Aled Jones in north Wales for 'Songs of Praise'. Courtesy: BBC
Broadcaster and singer Aled Jones stopped off at St Beuno’s Jesuit Retreat and Spirituality Centre recently, when he visited north Wales to film an episode of Songs of Praise. He was following the pilgrim trail to Bardsey Island, reputed to be the resting place of 20,000 saints.Bardsey Island (Welsh: Ynys Enlli) lies less than two miles (3.1 km) off the Llŷn Peninsula in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. Saint Cadfan built a monastery on it in 516, and it has been a major centre for pilgrimage...

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