young adults

Clapham Community retreat in Birmingham
On the edge of Clapham Common, the Jesuit house there is now dedicated to welcoming young adults and helping them to engage in caring for our common home, following the teaching of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’. It is a fairly new project, since the house became available only last summer, and the community was completed only mid-September 2018 with the arrival of Ruth Holgate to join Fr Jim Conway SJ and Fr Dushan Croos SJ. It is like a germinating seed: at the moment it is only a...
I've been one of the British Jesuits for over half of my life, since I left my native Scotland to begin my journey, first to the Novitiate and then to an extraordinary life, one full of gifts and surprises. The great Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ once remarked that it isn't an easy life but that it is a wonderful vocation: "everything for the glory of God", he wrote, "what more is possible?". However imperfectly, I've thoroughly enjoyed trying to live up to that affirmation of Don Pedro. I know that I...
Giving my faith a workout in the footsteps of St IgnatiusThe Camino Ignaciano is a trail first trodden  by St Ignatius in 1522, wending through the hills of northern Spain between Loyola (near the Atlantic coast) and Manresa (on the Mediterranean side).  It normally takes four weeks.  Mount Street Jesuit Centre’s young adult ministry runs week-long  pilgrimages each June over four years so young working people can do it in short stages.Bokani Tshidzu joined the...
The Young Adult Advent Retreat is an invitation to take a step back from the busy-ness of life before Christmas and take time to reflect on what Advent means for you. The retreat will be led by Sr Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ and will include input about and experience of prayer, silence and sharing. Please bring a journal and a pen with you as well as your packed lunch. Drinks will be provided.This retreat is for young adults aged 18-35.Please follow the link to book
With just under 12 months to go before the official preparations for Magis 2016 get underway in Poland, the Jesuits are appealing for prayers - and funds - to support the event. Magis is a meeting of young people (aged 18 to 30) from all over the world who are interested in Ignatian spirituality. The programme offers an opportunity to share a unique experience at three distinct levels: individual growth, relationships with God and others, and intercultural dialogue.Magis dates back to 1997,...
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."Matthew 5:16 Light a candle - be still - pray - listen to music - reconcile with God - ask questions - encounter Him – reflect - talk to a priest - receive a blessing
Join other young adults for this 4 week course, during which the participants will read The Autobiography of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The course will explore the major events of the pilgrim’s life and how God worked through him to lead to the foundation of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits).About Sr Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ and Simon Bishop SJSr. Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ joined the Mount Street team in 2011 and is the Director of Young Adult Ministries. She is a member of the religious...
Young people attending Magis Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, have been challenged to transform the world through their involvement in the event. Speaking at the official opening Mass, Fr Joe Arimoso SJ, the rector of St George’s College in Harare, told delegates: “When you go home, let people not ask how much you enjoyed Magis, but how much you changed the world through Magis.”Fr Arimoso urged the young Catholic gathered in the Zimbabwean capital to be disciples of Christ and to...
“When we put ourselves in new situations for the sake of seeking God, situations which force us beyond our comfort zones, it is difficult and can make us feel vulnerable,” wrote Catherine, one of the young Catholics taking part in MAGIS Ireland recently. “The whole MAGIS experience of the past few days seemed to resonate with … Jesus (talking) about leaving our homes, family and land; he is perhaps talking about leaving the things which are known to us and which give us...
Are you a young Catholic - 17 to 30 years old? Why not join the Jesuits for MAGiS in Ireland from 6-17 August 2014?MAGIS is a time to deepen your faith, to make new friendships and to discover ways in which to live the faith in your daily life through experiences of pilgrimage, poverty, creativity or care for the earth.The deadline for signing up is 30 June so sign up today  through www.magis14.org or contact samuel.overloop@gmail.com.Follow this link for full details about the MAGIS2014...

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