Jesuit Institute

“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...
Founded by the Jesuits in 1894, St Ignatius College in Enfield educates boys aged 11-18 in the Jesuit tradition. It serves a diverse community with 85% pupils from ethnic minority groups and 40% of the younger pupils being from a socially disadvantaged background.The mission statement ‘Men and Women for Others’ is a particularly potent Ignatian concept and can been seen in every aspect of the school. Michael Kelly, the Executive Headmaster, feels a deep connection to this message....
A copy of a famous document written by the Jesuit martyr, St Edmund Campion SJ, has gone on display at Stonor Park, the house in south Oxfordshire where it was secretly produced more than 400 years ago.  The copy of his Decem Rationes (Ten Reasons) is believed to be one of just five in the world. The Jesuits in Britain also have copies in their Archives but they are not as old: they date from 1584 and 1631. The Stonor copy, which has been loaned by the Diocese of Portsmouth, dates from...
Four pupils of St Ignatius College in Enfield, have been presented with the Headmaster Certificate, after reaching 100 Achievement Points. Pupils at the school in North London are rewarded for attainment and effort in classwork and homework, for meeting or exceeding their target grade, as well as for high levels of school attendance and punctuality, a commitment to extra-curricular activities and by demonstrating that they are ‘Men or Women for Others’.Three Year 10 pupils – Travane Allison O’...

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