St Peter

former pupil Lawrence Leong & the family of former pupils Winton & Lt. Col. James de St John-Pryce
The Lady Statue has become an iconic sight for all those who visit Stonyhurst College, standing tall at the top of the Avenue since 1882. The statue, a replica of the one in Rome (set up by Pope Pius IX) was a gift from Mr Thomas Eyre, brother of the then Stonyhurst Rector, Fr William Eyre SJ.Last year, after 136 years, the Statue was removed from her plinth and sent away for conservation and last week she was returned. To celebrate the occasion the newly-restored “Lady Statue” was blessed in a...
Statue of St Ignatius
The life of the saint whose feast we celebrate on 31 July was changed completely when he read the stories of the saints who had come before him. But tradition has it that Ignatius had a devotion to St Peter even before his conversion as a convalescent, and that it was Peter’s intercession that brought about his recovery. To mark Ignatius’s feast, Philip Endean SJ explores this tradition and how it may have played out, both in Ignatius’s own life and in the mission of the Society of Jesus ever...
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. ‘They were both apostles of Christ who sacrificed their lives to the same persecution, but their origins, personalities and achievements remind us that we live with diversity as well as uniformity in the Church of Christ.’ Peter Edmonds SJ describes how God’s grace worked differently in the lives of these two saints, neither of whom had straightforward paths to holiness. 29 June is the day set apart in the Catholic world for the...