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From the Archives: CSG Summer School 1927

BY RSomerset

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 14:49

Archivist Rebecca reflects on the fact that an account of the Catholic Social Guild's 1927 Summer School in the Blandyke Papers makes a nice addition to the Plater College archive collection being catalogued.

Padre Pio used with permission

Padre Pio

BY PGallagher

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 17:49

The 23rd of September is the Feast of Padre Pio, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. He died fifty years ago on this day in 1968.  For fifty years before that, Padre Pio bore on his body, the stigmata. The stigmata are the marks of the sufferings of Christ.

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Take up thy cross

BY PGallagher

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 17:09

The Sixth Station of the Cross: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.  Peter Gallagher SJ reflects on act of kindness.

From the Archives: A week of work experience

BY MAllen

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 09:40

Jesuits in Britain Archives aim to support individuals by offering experience in the form of volunteer or work experience placements. Lizzy talks about her one week experience with us.

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God's wonderful world

BY PGallagher

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 10:59

When we were children our parents worried about the company we kept.  All mums and dads are concerned about their childrens’ friends. This sunday Peter Gallagher SJ reflects on our readings.

I never miss a day of school banner. Loyola Secondary School South Sudan

Praying with the pope in September

BY DStewart

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:37

Director of the pope’s worldwide prayer network in the UK, Fr David Stewart SJ reflects on the pope’s intention for September

Jesuit novices, from left: Paolo Beltrame, Thiranjala Weerasinghe, Desmond Gibney, Dunstan Rodrigues, John Bosco Noronha, Paul Prior, Ian Jackson.

Families – and little ones – as the People of God

BY Anonymous

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:17

 Jesuit novice Dunstan Rodrigues reflects on the World Meeting of Families.

From the Archives: Gerard Manley Hopkins

BY MAllen

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 09:36

150 years ago, on 7 September 1868, Gerard Manley Hopkins entered the Society of Jesus at Manresa, Roehampton. Born in Stratford, Essex in 1844, he received his early education at the Cholmeley Grammar School in Highgate.

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Our Lady's belt

BY PGallagher

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:07

Old paintings of Saint Thomas the Apostle sometimes show him carrying a belt.  According to pious legend the doubting of Thomas extended to the Assumption of Our Lady.  He had been convinced of the Resurrection when the Risen Lord appeared to him and allowed him to inspect on his body t

Photograph of Stonyhurst College

From the Archives: On the Anniversary of Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ

BY MAllen

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:46

In August we celebrate the life of Marmaduke Stone, the first President of Stonyhurst College, and first Provincial of the English Province.


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