Robert Parsons, Edmund Campion and Ralph Emerson left Rome for the mission to England on 16 April 1580. The development of that mission s described by Thomas McCoog.
Christ's subversion of the old imagination is the source of our Easter hope, says Michael Paul Gallagher. How does faith resource us to imagine the narratives of our lives creatively and concretely?
Does giving something up for six weeks have any spiritual value, or is it just a diet dressed up as a religious practice? A restraint of the appetite was an important question even for St Ignatius.
The ‘Prayer for Generosity’ is much-loved by followers of Ignatian spirituality, although little is known about its authorship. The prayer is attributed frequently to St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, but was it really composed by him? Jack Mahoney SJ investigates the origins of this ‘brief but elegant prayer’.
The Church’s celebration of Christmas continues with the Feast of the Holy Family, which this year falls on 30 December. Jack Mahoney marks the occasion by contemplating the relationship between Jesus and his mother as it is expressed in an intriguing yet non-biblical tradition, a tradition which also has an important place in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. Might Our Lady have been the first person to see Christ after his resurrection?
Gerard Kilroy recounts the final days and hours of Edmund Campion's life, and looks at how their events reveal different aspects of his character: the friend; the scholar; the saint and martyr.
A startling exhibition of relics at the British Museum until 9 October features important contributions from the British Province of the Society of Jesus and Stonyhurst College.
Thursday 18 Feb: Moses sets 'life and prosperity, death and disaster' before the people. Moses says, 'choose life', and so does Jesus
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