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Pupils and staff from Jesuit school Colegio Seminario
Stonyhurst welcomed a group of pupils and staff from the Jesuit school Colegio Seminario in Montevideo, Uruguay.There were sixteen Uruguayan students, all aged between sixteen and seventeen. Eight boys and eight girls had been selected from a large number of applicants at their school and were accompanied by their lay deputy head, Maria Ines Berasain, and a Jesuit Scholastic, Brother Pablo Michel SJ.The Rector of the Colegio Seminario, Fr Marcelo Coppetti, also joined the group for their first...
A Cartoon car in red
Vauxhall Astra, 13 years old but in good condition – ex. John Twist SJSeat Ibiza 2011; has had two new front tyres fitted recently – ex. Peter Griffiths SJIf you are interested in either car please contact Stephen Power SJ (TreasSP@gbsj.org) or Tim Edwards (financedirector@gbsj.org)
The Universe has published an article linking Red Wednesday with the rope of St Edmund Campion SJ which is kept at Stonyhurst.  Red Wednesday will take place on November 22nd and is organised by Aid to the Church in Need to support all those who are being persecuted for their faith.  Churches and public buildings are illuminated with red light and people are encouraged to wear red clothing. There are social media resources, prayer resources and assembly packs available on their...
Pope Francis meets Dr Phillip Alton
An alumnus of Stonyhurst College, Dr Philip Alton, recently presented Pope Francis with the plans for an exciting new project being developed at Stonyhurst.  Philip had been attending an International Catholic Legislators Network 2017 Conference at the end of August. Giving the pope details of Theodore House and the Stonyhurst Christian Heritage Centre, Philip told him that "Stonyhurst is the world's oldest Jesuit school - 400 years old " - to which the Pope mischievously replied, with a...
Stonyhurst College's rich history opened a new chapter today as its first international school was announced in Malaysia. The Penang State Government and Stonyhurst College announced today the development of Stonyhurst Penang International School in Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjong Tokong, Penang, Malaysia.It will attract both international and Malaysian students from the region to study in Malaysia, in line with the Penang State Government’s vision to develop Penang as an...
The three questions St Ignatius asks the retreatant going through his Spiritual Exercises are a useful guide for any parish. To paraphrase:What has the parish done for Christ? What is it doing for Christ? What will it do for Christ?Here at St Peter’s Parish in Stonyhurst, we could spend all our time answering just the first question, since the history of provision of Mass and the sacraments goes back a very long way. Individual Jesuits were caring for Catholic souls here in the Ribble...
Woman holding up Shakespeare manuscript
The third Stonyhurst Literature Festival will take place on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2016. Over the course of these three days there will be twelve speakers covering a host of subjects. Of particular note is the exhibition of Stonyhurst’s First Folio in connection with the 400th commemoration of Shakespeare’s death.The Stonyhurst Literature Festival covers a variety of genres, including a talk on the relationship between Shakespeare, censorship and the...
Terrorist attacks in Paris prompt prayers for peace and reconciliation
Jesuits and their associates throughout the world have condemned Friday’s acts of terrorism and have expressed their solidarity for the people of Paris.In Rome, Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, the Archbishop of Paris, in which he stated he was joined in prayer with the suffering of families affected by the drama and the pain of the French people. His message said he was asking God “to inspire thoughts of peace and solidarity in all”. Yesterday, at his weekly Angelus...
On the 9th of August 1793, the English College began its migration from St Omer in Artois, to Bruges. Initially founded in 1593 by Fr Robert Persons SJ as the College of Saint-Omer in Artois, France (then part of the Spanish Netherlands), the school was forced to relocate twice due to the suppression of the Jesuit order, first to Bruges in 1762 and then Liege in 1773, before migrating a third and final time to Stonyhurst in England where it became Stonyhurst College in 1794.Since Catholic...
Jan Graffius, the Stonyhurst College Curator, has been invited to attend the Beatification Ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero, which takes place in El  Salvador’s capital, San Salvador, on Saturday 23 May. The invitation is in recognition of the work she has carried out over the last eight years preserving the relics of Monseñor Romero, in addition to those of the six Jesuit Martyrs and their companions, murdered by Death Squad troops in 1989.In addition to attending...

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