anniversary

Saint Francis Xavier’s Church, affectionately known as SFX, has had a weekend of celebrations over the first Sunday of Advent, for its patron saint's feast day and 170th birthday.SFX Church first opened its door on the 4h December 1848, the day after the patronal feast day, and has been staffed by the Society of Jesus ever since. The architect was JJ Scholes, who designed the nave in the early gothic decorated style using blue limestone for the slender pillars. The Sodality Chapel dedicated to...
What a year it has been at Mount St Mary’s College, the historic and beautiful day and boarding school for boys and girls, nestled in the picturesque village of Spinkhill, just south of Sheffield.The past year has seen generations of Old Mountaineers, current families, staff past and present and the surrounding community join together for a wonderful year of anniversary celebrations, marking 175 years since the College first opened its doors.A Grand Celebration Week began the celebrations...
Wimbledon College 125th anniversary cycling event
As part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations, a number of Wimbledon College staff and family took part in a cycle and picnic event on Saturday 1st July 2017.In perfect early morning conditions, teachers Mr Milloy and Mr Simpson set off from the school site with College electrician, Brian Helene, and recent Rhetoric-leaver, James Davies.Having cycled out through Richmond Park and Bushey Park, the peloton of four hurtled up Newlands Corner before swinging round to Dorking and Box Hill's zig-zag...
7 August 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits. Over the past year we’ve been publishing material prepared in collaboration with Pray as you go and Thinking Faith to celebrate the lives of twelve noted Jesuits from the past 200 years as part of the Calendar that was also published. This month, we’re releasing an audio version of a Novena prepared by the Curia in Rome to commemorate the Restoration. Each section of the Novena is around...
A two-day conference in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Heythrop College and of the Jesuit Educational Tradition will be held on 19 – 20 June 2014.The conference, ‘For the Greater Glory of God and the More Universal Good’ is organised by Heythrop College and the Institute of English Studies of the University of London. Scholars from Britain and overseas will explore the character and significance of the Jesuit educational tradition with respect both...
Image of the first page of the Papal Bull
If someone hasn’t written yet on the subject  of email and spirituality, I am sure they will soon. Much is said about the social media of Facebook and twitter, while the old fashioned email hardly gets a mention. Yet for many people email can dominate, define and direct their day.  When I get up in the morning, do I switch on my computer immediately (assuming I have switched it off!), anxious to see if anyone has communicated with me while I have been asleep?  Depressed to find...