30th December 2014
Fr Walter Ciszek
The final Jesuit to appear in the 2014 calendar of the Jesuits in Britain is a priest of the New York Province whose mission to Russia led to him serving 15 years’ hard labour in prison camps. Meet Fr Walter Ciszek and read his incredible story, as told by Michael O’Halloran SJ.
7th November 2014
Blessed Rupert Mayer
After serving as a chaplain in WWI, Rupert Mayer, the ‘Apostle of Munich’, became an outspoken critic of the Nazis, which led to his imprisonment on more than one occasion. His feast is on 3 November.
2nd October 2014
Padrecito Miguel Pro y Hermano Sanchito
Blessed Miguel Pro was executed by firing squad in Mexico in 1927 for the crime of being a priest.
4th September 2014
Henri de Lubac: Paradox and mystery in a life
This month, the Jesuits in Britain’s 2014 calendar turns its attention to a French Jesuit theologian who had a huge influence on the Second Vatican Council. James Hanvey SJ introduces the theology of Henri de Lubac SJ: ‘Basic to his writing and thinking always is the recognition of the dynamism of God’s presence and action’.
18th August 2014
St Alberto Hurtado SJ
Damian Howard SJ recounts how he came to a fuller understanding of the true nature of humility by exploring Hurtado’s writings and story.
11th July 2014
The Two Vocations of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Philip Endean SJ surveys the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ and asks if there was conflict between Hopkins the poet and Hopkins the priest.
19th June 2014
Anthony de Mello SJ
We’re halfway through the Jesuits in Britain’s calendar for 2014, and this month the focus is on Anthony de Mello. A Jesuit of the Bombay Province, de Mello certainly ‘ruffled a few feathers’, but he was, primarily, a ‘wisdom teacher’. Michael Barnes SJ describes the man and his spirituality, and recalls his own meeting with the controversial author of 'Sadhana'.
9th May 2014
Cardinal Augustin Bea SJ
In this month’s text from the Jesuits in Britain’s 2014 calendar, Norman Tanner SJ reflects on the life of Augustin Bea. The German cardinal is one of twelve remarkable Jesuits who feature in the special calendar, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.
2nd April 2014
Brother Vicente Cañas SJ
For the month of April, the Jesuit 2014 calendar focuses on Vicente Cañas, a Spanish Jesuit brother who lived among the indigenous tribes of the Amazon for nearly twenty years.
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