St Ignatius

Founded by the Jesuits in 1894, St Ignatius College in Enfield educates boys aged 11-18 in the Jesuit tradition. It serves a diverse community with 85% pupils from ethnic minority groups and 40% of the younger pupils being from a socially disadvantaged background.The mission statement ‘Men and Women for Others’ is a particularly potent Ignatian concept and can been seen in every aspect of the school. Michael Kelly, the Executive Headmaster, feels a deep connection to this message....
A parish of over 2000 people established by the Jesuits in 1903, St Ignatius Stamford Hill is in one of London’s most diverse boroughs.   Communities from Ireland, Poland, Ghana, Nigeria, and all across Latin America lend the vibrancy of cultural exchange to liturgy and parish life.During Lent this year the parish team responded to Pope Francis’ call to hold 24 hours for the Lord, as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.   “We took a risk” says Sr...
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The Feast of our founder St Ignatius is celebrated on 31st July by Jesuits and our friends all over the world.This year we invite you to honour the feast by joining 31 Days of St Ignatius – a series of 31 daily messages of Ignatian inspiration and reflection throughout July.And we will be looking at the legacy of St Ignatius in Britain by shining a spotlight on the many and varied Jesuit-led projects in social justice, pastoral ministry, education and spirituality.To ensure you don’...
Pray As You Go's present studio
Pray As You Go is celebrating its 10th birthday today. It was on Ash Wednesday in 2006, 1 March, that Jesuit Media Initiatives – an apostolate of the Jesuits in Britain – launched the daily audio prayer, which has gone on to attract thousands of users around the world.Using bells to call the listener to prayer, a scripture passage, questions for reflection and a wide variety of music, Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help people pray whenever...
The retreatants after their 30 days of prayer and reflection
Seven Jesuit novices and two novices for the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) were among the 20 men and women to have just completed the full Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius at St Beuno’s, the Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales.They made this month’s experience of prayer and reflection under the guidance of five ‘directors’, three from the resident team at St Beuno’s, plus the novice directors of the FCJ and the Jesuits.  Those on retreat with the novices included lay men and...
The Spiritual Exercises: the centrepiece of Ignatian spirituality
The seven first-year novices left Manresa House, the Jesuit novitiate in Birmingham, yesterday for their long retreat. They will be making the Spiritual Exercises, which form the centrepiece of Ignatian spirituality. This is the 30-day version, which is undertaken in silence, as part of a larger group of maybe a dozen other people, but with individual spiritual direction.Manresa House is the novitiate for the Provinces of Ireland, the Netherlands and Flanders, as well as Britain. Three novices...
Fr Trieu prepares for mass at La Cova de San Ignacio
200 km in 8 days of walking largely mountainous terrain in a mixture of early autumn Spanish weather can actually be a lot of fun.  This fundraising Camino in the steps of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits, was certainly that but also offered wonderful spiritual opportunities to get more in touch with Ignatius the pilgrim and his spirituality, for the group to share faith and life.  We hope we have also raised some prayers, awareness and even some money for the Caritas Bakhita...
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After having run a pilgrimage for many years from St. Beuno’s to Ignatian Rome and Spain, Fr David Birchall, who has now moved up north to Glasgow, has decided to continue to offer “In the Footsteps of Ignatius – Ignatian Spain” under the auspices of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow.“The pilgrimages were so interesting, reflective and enjoyable, that I felt I just had to continue with them,” said Fr Birchall.  “So next year we plan a shorter pilgrimage to Ignatian Spain, visiting...
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A packed Farm Street church of Jesuit alumni and others enjoyed a moving service on Friday evening to celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius. The mass was led by Fr Tony Nye SJ who concelebrated with Jesuit fathers Barnes, Beattie, Holman, Kelly, King and O’Halloran, accompanied by some non-Jesuit priests.Father Nye’s warm sermon thanking St Ignatius for his considerable legacy opened by excusing the numerous Jesuits not present on this important day as they were taking part in a week of summer...

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