Following the broadcast of hte BBC's series Gunpowder, Dermot Preston SJ reviews the role of the Jesuits in the Gunpowder Plot and the impact of the plot on Catholic life and worship in seventeenth century Britain.
The Jesuits in Britain Archives is full of letters – personal correspondence, circulars, letters to and from Fr Provincial and Fr General, annual letters in Latin, postcards and Christmas cards. There are letters from Guyana, South Africa, Jamaica, India, Maryland, Rome, from all parts of Britain and, it seems, from all corners of the world. Assistand Archivist, Sally Kent, delves into the Archives to find out more.
Tim Byron SJ was surprised to find out that a night in the theatre would explore contemporary mystical experiences. 'Against' is an absorbing new play in London which asks the question - what if God spoke to a tech billionaire?
This year, September 28 will mark the second year of UNESCO’s International Day for Universal Access to Information (or Access to Information Day). With this in mind, we take a moment to reflect on the work of the Jesuits in Britain Archives, and how we play a small part in Access to Information Day every day, by making our records available.