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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...
As a Jesuit school, St Aloysius's College has set aside ten minutes each day during the season of Advent to pray the Examen in quiet reflection and contemplation.The Examination of Consciousness (commonly called the examen) is a technique of prayerful reflection and meditation on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and discern his direction for us.St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed the examen as a way of detecting God’s presence and activity in our...
Shaninga Marasha
“The measure of the success isn’t in the grades I get but in the impact I make and the loyalty I leave,” says Shaninga Marasha, a former Head Boy of Wimbledon College and the CEO of the Big Kid Foundation, a London-based charity fighting on the frontlines of London’s knife crime epidemic.The Sinnott Society is a group consisting of former pupils of Wimbledon College and on the 11th October over 15 members attended their biannual meeting at the College, along with several current Sixth...
Wimbledon College presenting at Merton Citizens launch
The London Borough of Merton is the latest new chapter of the Citizens UK movement, in which Jesuits have been very involved around the country in recent years.The Jesuits have long associations with the borough, with two schools (Wimbeldon College and Donhead), a Jesuit community and Jesuit Missions all based in Wimbledon.  The former Jesuit parish of the Sacred Heart is a founder member of Merton Citizens, along with churches of other denominations around the borough.At the Merton...
Wimbledon College. Photo credit: Peter O'Sullivan SJ
Last Friday, Wimbledon College held its Faith Day for the those in Rhetoric, the final year of Sixth Form.  Wimbledon College holds faith days for sixth formers every year. Those in the Poetry, the first year of Sixth Form, had a day more focused on spirituality. Speakers presented topics to do with knowing oneself, prayer, our relationship with God and respecting others. Students were able to reflect on their lives, scripture, the Catholic faith, and the world around them.In their...
Old Wimbledonian Toby Gold is on this year’s, ‘Pride of Britain’ judging panel.  The Pride of Britain awards were launched by the Daily Mirror 1999 and are broadcast nationwide by ITV. The categories open for nominations include people who work in the emergency services, outstanding bravery, fundraising, community partners and teenagers as well as awards for lifetime achievement and special recognition. Toby is on the panel judging for "fundraiser of the year". This award attracts some...
Fr Michael Barnes SJ spoke at two masses last week to open the academic year at Wimbledon College.  It is a tradition, all over the world, in Jesuit educational institutions to open the year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit. It marks the Ascensio Scholarum (the promotion of students from one year group or class to the next), a characteristic feature of Jesuit schools from the beginning, now universal in education systems of all kinds.Speaking to the boys of Grammar, Syntax, Rhetoric and...
September is the start of the new academic year as children all over the country head back to school. The Society of Jesus is recognised throughout the world for its work in establishing and running schools, colleges and universities. This blog post gives a brief overview of some of the collections of school records held here at the Jesuits in Britain Archives and, in particular, the records of Mount St Mary’s College, which is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its establishment this...
Fr General with Wimbledon College pupils at the Gesu in Rome
A group of 50 boys from Wimbledon College have just returned from a week-long choir tour and pilgrimage to Rome accompanied by chaplain James Potter and music teachers Mr Thomas and Mr Rathbone.  The trip was part of the celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary and included singing in some of  Rome’s most prestigious churches .The pilgrimage got off to an exciting start with the chance to hear the papal mass in St Peter’s Square to mark the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul during...
Wimbledon College 125th anniversary cycling event
As part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations, a number of Wimbledon College staff and family took part in a cycle and picnic event on Saturday 1st July 2017.In perfect early morning conditions, teachers Mr Milloy and Mr Simpson set off from the school site with College electrician, Brian Helene, and recent Rhetoric-leaver, James Davies.Having cycled out through Richmond Park and Bushey Park, the peloton of four hurtled up Newlands Corner before swinging round to Dorking and Box Hill's zig-zag...

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