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The latest issue of ‘The Way’ (April 2016) has recently been released. The theme is: Elected Silence.'The Way' is an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits. Through writing informed by critical and creative scholarship, it aims to provide a forum in which thoughtful Christians, from different walks of life and different traditions, reflect on God’s continuing action in human experience.This issue includes:Kevin...
Fr Joe Mallin
On Sunday 10th April, Fr Gerard Gallen SJ celebrated Mass for the students of Imperial College resident at St. Thomas More House in South Kensington. He told the story of Fr Joseph Mallin SJ in his homily.  Fr Joseph Mallin SJ was born in 1913. Now about to turn 103, he is the oldest Irish Jesuit and still works as a missionary in Hong Kong.  His father was Michael Mallin, who commanded the fighting at St Stephen’s Green on Easter Monday 1916 with Countess Markievicz as his...
An older man praying
“when you grow oldyou will stretch out your hands,and somebody else will put a belt round youand take you where you would rather not go.”I think we’ve all had experiences of being taken where we would rather not go…Until about five years before his death, Father – I’ll call him Father John - was not the best loved man in the British Province of the Society of Jesus - not by a long chalk. He was respected certainly, admired even, for his zeal, commitment,...
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‘Province Meeting 2016’ took place between 30th March – 1st April.This year’s theme was Russia, Ribadeneira and the future of Heythrop. The various activities were intended to explore different areas of the Province’s life and ministry in a creative format.In our line-up of speakers we were lucky enough to have the Superior of the Russian Region, Anthony Corcoran SJ; In addition, there were a host of Jesuit speakers and laypeople.As a result, the talks involved a...
Image of St. Ignatius Loyola
Finding God in All ThingsFrom its 16th century roots, pedagogy has stood at the heart of the Jesuit ethos. Consider briefly the ‘Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola’ (1548) or the origins of the religious order, the Society of Jesus itself formed out of friendships made at the University of Paris.Both this rudimentary religious group as well as the global Jesuit community today seem to have remained committed to ‘finding God in all things’. Education is vital to...
Collage of black and white boats on which photos of Frs Legros, Devas and Day, all in military uniform is shown
The Gallipoli Campaign, occurred in what was then the Ottoman Empire but is now Turkey, between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916. The Gallipoli peninsula forms part of the bank of the Dardanelles strait, the sea route to the Russian Empire. Britain and France launched a naval attack to secure the route for their ally Russia. When this failed, a land campaign was prepared. A hundred years on we review the experience of the three British Jesuit Chaplains missioned to Gallipoli whose job it was to...
Gerald O’Mahoney was born in Wigan Lancashire in 1934.  He attended Mount St Mary’s School in Spinkhill and joined the Jesuits at the age of 18.  During his formation he taught Maths and Classics, first at St John’s Beaumont and then at Beaumont College in Windsor. He was ordained in Dublin in 1964, where he was studying at Milltown Park.From 1966 he was based mainly at Loyola Hall where he was a member of the team giving the Spiritual Exercises.  During this time he also served...
My time so far in the noviciate has had a Tardis–like quality: it seems in many ways to have flown past, but equally I can’t believe how much we have managed to squeeze in.  Life seems fuller, yet simpler, on the inside of the noviciate.It has been a period of settling in and finding routine, but also a time of change. We’ve built on some strong foundations and there is a good buzz around the place. People are putting their whole selves into the work that we do, including, as an example,...
Homeless on the streets of Rome
As winter begins to set in, Pope Francis and his Jesuit brothers have made sure there are extra beds in town for those who find themselves facing life out on the streets during the cold winter nights.The new Rome dormitory for the homeless bears the name ‘Gift of Mercy’ because, as the Apostolic Almoner, Bishop Konrad Krajewski explains, “it is a gift from the Society of Jesus and mercy is love’s second name”.The building previously hosted a travel agency and belongs to the Jesuit community and...
Citizens UK rally
In the past year Jesuit communities, parishes and works in London have been actively involved with Citizens UK's campaign to keep a spotlight on our government's response to the refugee crisis.Now Citizens UK is moving on to pressure David Cameron to keep his pledge, which includes 1,000 refugee children from the camps in Lebanon to be resettled in the UK by Christmas.  So far, over the last 18 months, only 216 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the UK, and progress is still glacially...

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