Tony Nye SJ

Friday 16th March was a big day for the choirs of Mount St Mary’s College in Spinkhill, as they travelled by coach to London to sing at a special Mass at Farm Street Church to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the college.Mass was celebrated by the Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community.  Concelebrating were Fr Michael Beattie SJ, spiritual father residing at the College, Fr Tony Nye SJ, who was Headteacher at the Mount from 1968-76, and Fr...
Poppies credit Laura Goodsell
November is the month of the dead. We remembered the Holy Souls the day after we celebrated the Feast of All Saints. Then on Remembrance Sunday next week we remember all those who have died in two world wars and in the many sad wars waged and waging since then, with so much suffering, so many deaths, so many refugees forced to leave their country and their home.We may be far removed now from those two “Great Wars”, though we are still continuing to commemorate the centenary of the First World...
St Francis Xavier: the Apostle of the Missions
Jesuit parishes and communities across the world – including many in Britain – are preparing to take part in a tradition that dates back four centuries: the Novena of Grace, in which our prayers are united with those of St Francis Xavier (1506 - 1552).Although a Novena can be prayed at any time, this particular Novena of Grace is traditionally prayed from this coming Saturday (4 March) until 12 March, thereby concluding on the day Francis was declared a saint in 1622. It is also regularly...
Fr Tony Nye SJ marries Johannes and Ekaterina in Aigen, Austria: Bunte
When Johannes, who comes from an aristocratic Austrian family, and his fiancée Ekaterina - originally from Moscow – decided to get married, they were living and working in London. They naturally turned to their local Catholic church – the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, London – to prepare them for their marriage and their lives ahead, and struck up a friendship with Jesuit priest, Fr Anthony Nye SJ.However, Johannes and Ekaterina wanted to be married in...
Fr Tony Nye cuts his Jubilee cake with Pauline Merceica of the Farm Street parish council
“ What  are you looking for?....Come and see” Those words of invitation of Our Lord to the first disciples in John’s Gospel have helped many people on Retreat. St. Ignatius also has his “Come and see.” Approaching the end of his life he was prevailed upon to tell the story of his vocation, somewhat reluctantly. Though a strong and firm leader, Ignatius was a humble man.  He spoke of himself in the third person as the Pilgrim and in that account of his...
Ann Widdecombe with Fr Tony Nye SJ in Blockley
The fourth series of Father Brown starts on BBC1 next week – and the Jesuit who advises on Catholic authenticity in the 1950s detective drama is featured on next weekend’s Songs of Praise.Presenter Ann Widdecombe visits the Gloucestershire village of Blockley where Father Brown is filmed and goes behind the scenes to meet some of the team responsible for bringing G.K.Chesterton’s characters and stories to the small screen.  As well as meeting Mark Williams, who plays the title character,...
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At the garden exit, where you are invited to go after this Mass to enjoy refreshments and typical Farm Street socialising, you will see a fine statue of St. Ignatius. He looks steadily ahead, serene, strong, trusting in the Lord. He holds an open book on which is printed AMDG- Ad maiorem Dei gloriam- to the greater glory of God. Many of you here learnt to write those initials on your school or college exercises. The book he is holding really represents two books: the Spiritual Exercises, a...
The Jesuits in Britain celebrated the achievements of their Jubilarians at mass and dinner last night  at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanick, Derbyshire, where all Jesuits of the British Province aged over 65 are gathered for a Province Meeting.Presiding at mass was Fr Tony Nye SJ of the Farm St parish in London.  Fr Tony is himself celebrating 60 years in the Society of Jesus.  You can read his homily on our blog.Others present who celebrate jubilees this year included:Fr...
Jesus and the Apostles by Ben Sutherland on Flickr
A homily given at the Jubilarian's Mass on Easter Thursday.We Jubilarians are celebrating our many years of Jesuit life and ministry, and it is my privilege and challenge to be the representative in this homily. When you are in your eighties such a request may challenge your confidence more than it used to. But here goes! Some of us are celebrating 60 or 50 years since entry into the noviceship, some 60 or 50 or 25 as priests (including Dermot.) There are some who couldn’t be with us, but are...