Barmouth

“On behalf of all of us from the Mount, we would like to thank everyone for their warm hospitality,” said William Yacomeni, Deputy Head Boy of Mount St Mary’s College, at the conclusion of the Jesuit Student Leadership Conference. “We learnt a great deal.”The conference, which ran from Wednesday 26th September to Friday 29th September, was held at the Jesuit summer house in the tiny hamlet of Barmouth, North Wales. Nearly 20 student leaders from St Ignatius College (Enfield), Stonyhurst...
It’s the middle of summer.  Children are enjoying their six weeks off school, and many of us take a week or a fortnight’s vacation by the sea or in the countryside.  The Jesuits also enjoy short breaks from their work and the Jesuits in Britain Archive holds material recording holidays taken by Jesuits over the last 160 years. Jesuit students, known as Scholastics, used to take a two week holiday in Barmouth, in Wales.  This tradition started in 1853 when Father James...
It was the custom that each year the Philosophers and Theologians went for two weeks on holiday to Barmouth, otherwise known as Barmouth Villa.  The original villa house was called Aber House and still stands in the centre of Barmouth.  In 1879 Aber House was sold and Fronoleu Terrace, a larger and more suitable house was rented outside of Barmouth in Llanaber.  In the 1930s the house was bought from the owners. The house is now known as “The Jesuits” or “The Jesuit House”...
Fr Simon Bishop SJ will be leading a retreat-cum-holiday for young adults in July, with Sister MaryAnne Francalanza fcJ. Fr Bishop, who was Chaplain at the University of Oxford and is now Director of Spirituality for the Jesuits in Britain, says it will be a wonderful opportunity for young adults (18-30) who wish to take stock of their lives to enjoy a time of rest, while exploring ways of praying and of finding God more deeply in their lives. Sr MaryAnne was born in Malta and gained an MSc in...