Stonyhurst

A Stonyhurst alumnus who set up a charity in East Africa that helps refugee children get an education has been named as one of the recipients of the Queen's Young Leaders Award 2014.Edmund Page was given the award in recognition of the achievements of the Xavier Project, which he established to provide educational opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda. The project acts as mentors to the youngsters, funds their schooling and puts them through courses to teach them...
Most Jesuit schools in Britain reopen this week after the summer break. And for those whose secondary education has ended, the world of work or further studies beckons.2014 school leavers from St Aloysius College in Glasgow are heading for a wide selection of Scottish universities, with their subjects ranging from psychology and maths/economics at St Andrew's to pharmacology and law at Strathclyde. Other students will be studying medicine at Dundee, Music Technology at the West of Scotland...
On Thursday 7 August, the Society of Jesus throughout the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of its Restoration by Pope Pius VII. Although the English Province had been technically reinstated 11 years previously, the occasion is still a cause of major celebration.A dozen or so English Jesuits had survived the Suppression of the Society of Jesus by Pope Clement XIV in 1773 and were continuing ministry at their college in Liege (then an independent principality, now modern Belgium) when it...
Jesuit parishes and other communities throughout Britain are joining the rest of the country today in recalling the outbreak of the First World War, the role its members played in the conflict and the sacrifice of so many thousands.The Great War is being remembered especially at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. More than 1,000 pupils from the school were sent to the trenches; 167 of them died in active service. Three Victoria Crosses were awarded to Old Stonyhurst pupils – the first was...
Stonyhurst College has celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus by performing a series of concerts in Rome. The college’s Schola Cantorum sang in several historic churches associated with St Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits and attended the papal audience in St Peter’s Square.The Schola Cantorum’s concert in the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva was attended by Nigel Baker, the British Ambassador to the Holy See, who said he was greatly...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, was the guest of honour at Stonyhurst’s prize-giving this year. In his address to parents and pupils at the historic Jesuit school in Lancashire, the most senior member of the Catholic Church in England and Wales described Pope Francis as the finest exponent of Jesuit education, for his focus on the human person.Cardinal Nichols said that, it was clear from meeting his Holiness in Rome that the generosity and love...
A record number of boys and girls from Stonyhurst College have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold level expedition. Nineteen sixth formers from Stonyhurst walked 50 miles in Snowdonia over four days and three nights, crossing over the shoulder of Snowdon. Navigation and wild camping tested their survival skills in a situation where the facilities of a "normal" campsite were a very long way away. Mrs Jenny Shelley, Head of Chemistry at Stonyhurst and the...
Martin D’Arcy was born in Bath in 1888.  Educated at Stonyhurst, he became a Jesuit in 1906.  He joined Pope’s Hall in Oxford  (which later became Campion Hall) in 1912 and enjoyed considerable academic success .  He taught at Jesuit schools before returning to Oxford, becoming Master in 1933. During this period Campion Hall was built on the current Brewer St site.  D’Arcy, unimpressed by the original plans, persuaded Sir Edmund Lutyens to design a...
The Society of Jesus has been part of my life from an early age when, as a child, Jesuit friends of my father used to visit my family.  I attended Stonyhurst College where I was inspired by the strong commitment to social justice which many Jesuit and lay teachers had.  This inspired me to set up a charity after I left school to provide holidays for disabled children.  The Newman Holiday Trust, named after Blessed John Henry Newman, today offers holidays all over the UK.  ...
I am Fr Peter Griffiths and I have been a Jesuit for nearly fifty four years and a priest for nearly forty years. After my ordination, I taught Maths and Science in Wimbledon College for seven years. Then I worked as a parish priest beginning in Boscombe, near Bournemouth where I stayed for five years. Then to the parish at Stamford Hill after that, and then I had a break as Superior of Farm Street with special responsibility for elderly Jesuits. After that, I went to Glasgow and worked as...

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