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.
Moses sets 'life and prosperity, death and disaster' before the people. Moses says, 'choose life', and so does Jesus: even though it seems strange and unattractive, his way in fact leads to life.
In an article for the Ignatian jubilee year in 1991, Philip Endean SJ compared Ignatius with another 16th century figure in whose tradition millions of Christians continue to practise their faith.
Louise Zanre, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK, begins Thinking Faith’s series for Refugee Week 2011 by asking why a change in popular opinion about refugees is needed now more than ever
The author recounts Ricci’s slow geographical, spiritual and intellectual journey from Portuguese Goa to the Beijing of the Ming dynasty. Despite Ricci’s current status as poster boy of the principle of accommodation (or inculturation), he and his method were not always in favour.
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