Pray as you go

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The Jesuits in Britain's online prayer ministry, Pray As You Go, collaborated with the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation for a special resource to be presented at the 2019 Flame Congress. The event, which took place on Saturday 2 March at Wembley Arena, is the biggest Catholic youth gathering in England and Wales.This year, over 8,000 participants arrived from all over the country, and some even from overseas. The theme for the day was ‘Significance’, defined as “worthy of attention,” “with...
St Paul's Bookshop in High Street Kensington was packed last Monday, for the launch of Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ's new book: 'The Way of Ignatius - A Prayerful Journey Through Lent', published by SPCK.An audio adaptation of the text will be heard throughout Lent on the online prayer app and website Pray As You Go, a production by Jesuit Media Initiatives in which Sr Gemma is regularly involved. Born as a collaboration with Sacred Space, the 2019 Lent retreat will follow the book in its exploration...
Around this time of the liturgical year our focus turns to the birth of Jesus: God entering into the world with all its beauty and all its mess. The Baby Jesus isn’t up to doing much yet, but God is very much at work in the lives of all sorts of people around him. Sometimes they cooperate with God’s grace and sometimes they don’t. We can find ourselves in them.Jesuit Media Initiatives and the Diocese of Westminster Marriage and Family Life team have joined forces to produce a series of...
The digital communications team at Jesuit in Britain have produced a new video to promote Pray-as-you-Go, the app and online Jesuit resource that guides you through a daily prayer. Emma Holland, Producer, and Ruth Morris, Digital Communications Manager, collaborated with Polish producer Mikolaj Cempla to produce the video, which has been released for the Advent season to help listeners prepare prayerfully for Christmas.Producing the high-quality recordings for Pray-as-you-Go often means that...
Emma Holland in the new studio
On the vigil of the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul, the Mount Street Jesuit Community last night celebrated an unusual ceremony: the blessing of a new recording studio for Pray as you go.Paul Nicholson SJ, concelebrating with Fr Superior Dominic Robinson SJ, commented “it required a bit of Jesuit improvisation as there isn’t anything appropriate in any standard book of blessings”.After ten years of recording in a “temporary” studio and two years of fundraising, the Pray as you go (PAYG) prayer...
Hello! I’m Emma the Producer of Pray As You Go. I record and put together the daily reflections and extra resources on our website, podcast and app. I have just completed a full liturgical year here at Jesuits in Britain and I have been hugely blessed with a role that gives me the opportunity to use my experience, passion and faith to help people meet with God all over the world.Before starting at Pray As You Go in June 2015, I was busy getting my MSc in Social Anthropology from the...
A JourneyOn Ash Wednesday, 2006, Pray As You Go set out with a mission to help commuters meet with God on their journey into work. Armed with music and the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, creator Fr Peter Scally SJ established one of Jesuits in Britain’s most successful ministries. 10 years on, Pray As You Go helps people all over the world not only with their journeys into work, but also on their journeys of faith.The daily 10 minute podcasts – of scripture readings,...
Pray As You Go's present studio
Pray As You Go is celebrating its 10th birthday today. It was on Ash Wednesday in 2006, 1 March, that Jesuit Media Initiatives – an apostolate of the Jesuits in Britain – launched the daily audio prayer, which has gone on to attract thousands of users around the world.Using bells to call the listener to prayer, a scripture passage, questions for reflection and a wide variety of music, Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help people pray whenever...
The Risen Christ appears to Mary Magdalene
A Lent retreat from our colleagues at Pray as you go and Sacred Space reflects on the ‘Women of the Passion’. Some of them we know by name, others we don’t; but all of their lives were transformed by their encounter with Jesus. For International Women’s Day (8 March), Brian Purfield invites us to participate in that transformation by contemplating the experience of one of these women, the first person to whom the risen Christ chose to appear – Mary Magdalene. ...
Joanne Boyce sings You are my Hands. Christ has no body but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world; yours are the feet with which he walks to do good; yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.Welcome to the audio version of a reflection guide, prepared by Jesuit Refugee Service UK with...

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