4th November 2021
A Jesuit narrative of the Gunpowder Plot
Fr John Gerard SJ, accused of involvement in the Gunpowder Plot, was imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he was trialled on 14 April 1597.
28th October 2021
Fr Friedrich Spee SJ
Dermot Preston SJ tells the incredible story of a 17th century Jesuit who was missioned to be a confessor to condemned witches and found himself plagued by doubt for the rest of his life after the injustices he witnessed.
28th June 2016
5 June 1916. Bertrand Russell is in the dock of the court in Mansion House; Ludwig Wittgenstein is in action against the Russians. Just three years earlier, they were teacher and student at Cambridge.
15th September 2015
A week is a long time in politics
Dermot Preston SJ reflects on what we learned about the dynamics of power and consultation from an eventful week in UK politics, and on how these same dynamics work in the Society of Jesus.
26th August 2014
Richard Attenborough: A life in pictures
Dermot Preston SJ’s introduction to Richard Attenborough, whose cinematic career he then followed with interest and admiration, was unforgettable. ‘True artists have a vocation to create and communicate, and Attenborough was no different.’
9th April 2013
In Memoriam: Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, pays tribute to the late film critic Rogert Ebert, praising his honesty and his insight when it came not only to films but to faith as well.
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