St Ignatius

Fr Pedro de Ribadeneira SJ, 1526 - 1611
A new translation that will throw light on St Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus which he founded has just been published by Way Books. Pedro de Ribadeneira, Treatise on the Governance of St Ignatius of Loyola, has been translated by Fr Joseph A. Munitiz SJ of Campion Hall in Oxford, revealing Ignatius’ charism and lessons on governance for those involved in religious life and beyond.Pedro de Ribadeneira was born in 1526 (or possibly 1527) and was admitted into the Society of Jesus...
Fr General Nicolás with Pope Francis
Within the next few days, the Society of Jesus will have a new Superior General. The present holder of the post, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, announced his intention to step down at the age of 80, a milestone he passed last April, and one of the first responsibilities for delegates at the 36th General Congregation (GC36) meeting in Rome from Sunday will be the election of his successor.A total of 215 Jesuits will be taking part in GC36, gathered from 66 Provinces and Regions of the Society; 212 of the...
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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