Jesuit Institute

A future full of hope was the title of the collaborative adventure in the parish of Christ the King, Wimbledon Park, last week. The Jesuit Spirituality team - Sarah Young, Vron Smith and Elizabeth Harrison - responded to a call in summer 2018 to plan a week to renew the parish community through a Parish Mission. Over a number of months, the team visited the parish to pray and discern with them about what was needed, to listen to their needs and to plan the week which took place from 11 to 19...
At the end of the JECSE Pastoral Conference, Jesuit schools’ chaplains had the chance to take part in a pilgrimage in the steps of St Ignatius. Chaplains from nine UK Jesuit schools were joined by chaplains from two schools in the Ignatian family run by the Loreto Sisters for the three-day trip.“The idea was to walk in the footsteps of St Ignatius” explained Fr Tim Byron SJ, currently priest chaplain at Wimbledon College and assistant at the Jesuit Institute, which organised the pilgrimage. “...
St John’s Beaumont hosted the first ever conference for Directors of Music of Jesuit Schools. Organised by the Jesuit Institute, the day explored the use of liturgical music in schools. In attendance were representatives from every Jesuit School in the UK, as well as the Jesuit Associate School in Cannock. The event, which took place on the 14th of January, was a rare opportunity for the directors of music to share ideas, resources and learn more about the liturgy. Fr Adrian Porter SJ, who...
“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...
St Mary's Convenant statue
From Thursday 5th to Friday 6th October, chaplains from the Jesuit schools came together at St Mary's Convent in Handsworth, Birmingham, for the Jesuit Institute Chaplaincy Conference. Chaplains came from St Ignatius College in Enfield, Donhead Preparatory School, St John's Beaumont School, Mount St Mary's College, Barlborough Hall School, Stonyhurst College, St Joseph's School in Hurst Green, St Mary's Hall, St Aloysius College, and St Aloysius Junior School, as well as Loreto College in...
“We enjoyed every minute of it, as well as learning how to become good leaders with the hope of having a big impact back at school by sharing our experiences with the wider community to produce a real change.” These were the words of the Stonyhurst head boy, Nico Mariscal, at the end of the Sixth Form Leadership Conference. It went from Wednesday 28th September to Friday 30th September and was held at the Jesuit summer house in Barmouth, Wales, with sixth formers from St Ignatius College (...
St Francis Xavier: the Apostle of the Missions
Jesuit parishes and communities across the world – including many in Britain – are preparing to take part in a tradition that dates back four centuries: the Novena of Grace, in which our prayers are united with those of St Francis Xavier (1506 - 1552).Although a Novena can be prayed at any time, this particular Novena of Grace is traditionally prayed from this coming Saturday (4 March) until 12 March, thereby concluding on the day Francis was declared a saint in 1622. It is also regularly...
Leaders of the future: our heads of schools outside Fronoleu Terrace
A group of sixth-formers descended on the Jesuit Villa House in Barmouth last week for a three day Jesuit Institute conference on leadership. From Wednesday 28 September to Friday 30 September, head boys and head girls came to Fronoleu Terrace to learn about leadership in the Jesuit tradition. The head boys and girls and some deputy head boys and girls came from the Jesuit secondary schools of Stonyhurst, Mount St Mary’s College, Wimbledon College, St Ignatius College and St...
Service at St Augustine's Church Copenhagen
On Monday 5th September, the administration of the Jesuit mission in Denmark was formally handed over from the German Province to the North Polish Province. A Mass was said in St Augustine’s Church next to the school, Neil Stensens Gymnasium, commemorating the handover. To show the dedication of those Jesuits who previously worked in Copenhagen, the gratitude of those there now and the commitment of the Jesuits now working in Copenhagen, most of the Jesuits who worked with the school were...
The Jesuit Institute provides inspiration, resources and training for the eleven Jesuit schools in Britain, to enable them to work together to promote and live out the vision and spirit of St Ignatius Loyola:  “improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.”When our schools were first established, Catholics found it hard to find a faith education for their children.  Fifty years ago a majority of British Jesuits would have been...

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