Vocations

The Apostleship of Prayer is the Pope’s own prayer-group. Here is the second of two intentions he asks us to pray in the month of June, 2015.That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.It is, in our country and elsewhere, a matter of deep concern that for several decades there have been far fewer young men and women offering themselves for the consecrated life or the sacred priesthood. Commonly we...
This Sunday (26 April) is Vocations Sunday - a day of prayer for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. The message for this year's day is 'Change a Life' - pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.There is no doubt that in the eyes of many in the world today, a vowed life of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience seems like madness! No Jesuit would deny the challenge of this life. We cannot live this way without the help of God’s grace. But we embrace it knowing that for us...
One of five children in a family that moved house every four or five years, I seem from an early age to have been prepared for Jesuit life! I first met a Jesuit at school. He was a gentle man with a great capacity to engage with young children. He taught us prayers to the Sacred Heart but also snooker and bridge. He remembered our birthdays and kept an eye on us when we were unwell.I think the idea of being a priest and a Jesuit was somewhere in my mind from quite a young age and I first spoke...
When a man applies to enter the Society of Jesus, he spends the first two years of his formation as a novice, based in the novitiate. Manresa House in Harborne, Birmingham, is the home of the novitiate for the Provinces of Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and North Belgium. Over this period, novices are given extended opportunities for daily prayer, community celebrations of the sacraments and the making of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius over a month's retreat. Men also reflect on...
Registered addressJesuits in Britain114 Mount StLondonW1K 3AHTel: 020 7499 0285Email: curia@jesuits.orgwww.facebook.com/jesuitsinbritaintwitter.com/JesuitsBritain Vocations Promoter - BritainFr. James Conway SJEmail: vocations@jesuit.org.ukVocations Contact for ScotlandFr Dermot Preston SJSt Aloysius Residence, 70 Hill Street, Glasgow G3 6PA.Telephone: 0141 331 4581Email: vocations-scotland@jesuit.org.uk Vocations Director - GuyanaJesuit Residence, PO Box...
Time to contact the Vocations Director?If you find yourself heartened by what you have discovered here, it may be time to make contact with the Province’s Vocations Director, Fr James Conway SJHe can be contacted at  vocations@jesuit.org.ukWhen writing, please include in your message some information about yourself (age, current occupation, where you live) and your telephone number. In reply Fr. Conway will suggest following things up with a phone call or with a meeting. To make...

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