Province meeting

The Province Conference held on 23-25 April at Stonyhurst College offered the traditional opportunity for the Jesuits to celebrate important milestones in the service of their members.As there was no province conference last year, the 2019 meeting was a double celebration: remembering a thousand years of life in the Society and over five hundred in the priesthood. The Jubilarians’ service was celebrated at mass in the boy’s chapel at Stonyhurst College by the Jesuit Provincial Fr Damian Howard...
Delegates at Stonyhurst group photo
Last week saw over 90 Jesuits and 40 lay co-workers gather at Stonyhurst College for a conference entitled “Working in Partnership with the Universal Apostolic Preferences”.It is the first time that such a large number of lay partners in mission have joined the Jesuits in a collaborative discernment. Lay people included head teachers from our Jesuit schools, parish council members, and staff working in leadership roles in spirituality, finance, safeguarding, communications and social justice...
Fire with grilled fish Pixabay
Held within the octaveToday still stands within the Easter octave. The Church marks its most important feasts and seasons this way. I think it is also doing something more.There is something about the strange liturgical stretching of time, beyond the normal measuring and the pressure of the immediate, into the prolongation of the now: this moment, this place, which has no boundaries.Through we can count and distinguish the appearances, there is really only one resurrection moment. They are all...
Fr Michael Garanzini SJ addresses the province meeting
The Jesuits in Britain held their annual Province Meeting this week.  The meeting of all Jesuits in the British Province got underway on Tuesday evening at the Christian Conference Trust centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire.150 delegates include Jesuits of the British province and Jesuit observers from the provinces of the North West  European  Assistancy, and speakers from the United States and Rome.Twenty two lay co-workers also attended including, for the first time, several head...