Philip Endean SJ

Philip Endean SJ with members of the Ignatian Leadership Programme Training Team, meeting in Rome this summer
Congratulations to Philip Endean SJ, who has taken over as Director of the second cycle (Masters’ level) programme of studies at Centre Sèvres in Paris. From the beginning of September, he has become responsible for overseeing the studies of about forty students, including Jesuits from France and further afield.The traditional “journée de rentrée” for the programme took place last Wednesday, 5th September, including a picnic lunch in the newly-planted garden of the Centre. "The role is a...
Jesuits and lay co-workers came together at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre at the beginning of Advent for the Ignatian Spirituality for a World in Flux conference.The aim of this three-day conference, which welcomed 55 delegates, was to seek a means by which Ignatian spirituality can help make sense of and respond to our world in flux.Ignatius of Loyola himself lived in a world in flux. The ‘old world’ as he knew it was suffering huge upheavals within the Church. Changes to religious...
Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the elder
For Catholics in general, and for Jesuits in particular, Martin Luther used to be seen as simply an enemy, a benighted schismatic. Juan de Polanco, Ignatius’ secretary, saw Ignatius’ conversion at Loyola in 1521 as God’s ‘antidote’, countering the poison of what Martin Luther’s 1517 declaration of war ‘on the apostolic Holy See and the Catholic religion’.However, centenaries have a way of provoking reassessments. Jubilee celebrations commemorate the past, but they also make us think about what...
The Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. Credit: elizaraxi/flickr
As Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas, recalling how Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, a Jesuit scholar has taken part in a BBC radio programme to discuss the Virgin Birth. Fr Philip Endean SJ – a British Jesuit who is now Professor of Spirituality at the Centre Sévres in Paris – was invited to be a contributor to this week’s edition of Beyond Belief on BBC Radio 4.In his introduction to the programme, presenter Revd Ernie Rea pointed out that, 30 years ago, a bishop...
Exploring models of leadership: the group at Manresa
The first module of an Ignatian Global Leadership Programme has taken place in Manresa, near Barcelona. It brought together 27 people from 21 Provinces - 16 Jesuits, five lay women and six lay men, from disparate backgrounds and cultures as far apart as Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon.This Ignatian Leadership Programme (ILP) for Europe is the brainchild of Fr John Dardis SJ, the president of the Conference of European Provincials. It aims to marry Ignatian leadership with leadership models from the...
Stonyhurst College assembles after 2015 Mission
Every pupil of Stonyhurst College in Lancashire has been involved in the first whole-school Mission, by attending talks and workshops, as well as engaging in charitable activities and volunteering in the local community. The Mission was an opportunity for the entire Stonyhurst community to focus on the 400 year-old Jesuit school's purpose and identity and for every pupil, aged 3 to 18, to consider their faith, their unique talents, and their vocation in life.The normal school timetable at...