Ignatian Insight

Fr Charles Plater SJ with Jimmy

From the Archives: A bulldog called Jimmy

BY RSomerset

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:58

Several records in the archive relating to Jimmy, Fr Plater's bulldog, were discovered and are shared here.

Anastasis, Chora Church, Istanbul by Nick Thomson on Flickr

Godtalk: Thy Kingdom Come - But not yet!

BY PKnott

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:09

When we were younger we may have occasionally thought that there were things in our life which ought to be changed, but as we grow up, this desire tends to stall. We're left with the paradox of living the life of the Resurrection now, but also expecting it's fullness at the end of time. The Kingdom of God is already here but not fully; a present reality but in tension. It’s still coming, in its fullness; still to arrive in joyfulness.

Diluckshun at Hurtado Jesuit Centre door

God Has Blessed Me Since I Arrived in This Country

BY Ruth

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:24

Diluckshun, staff member at JRS-UK, writes of his own journey and what JRS means to him.

St Ignatius receiving alms from London merchants by Albert Chevallier-Tayler

St Ignatius the fundraiser

BY JHellings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:24

St Ignatius was a skilled fundraiser who honoured the donors who enabled the Society of Jesus to grow and thrive so quickly in his lifetime. His only trip to Britain was in search of funds, and he rejoiced to find great generosity here.

 Kissing the face of God Oil on canvas, by Morgan Weistling

Be on your guard, stay awake!

BY Ruth

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 20:15

“Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.” A reflection on the readings from the first Sunday of Advent.

Edmund Campion SJ

On Campion

BY JMoffatt

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:29

Edmund Campion, born in London in 1540, was soon recognised as one of the most talented scholars of his generation. He was a master of Latin and Greek literature and philosophy, and distinguished himself for his oratory while at Oxford.

Christ the King of Life

Godtalk: Coming Alive in Christ

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 15:55

The modern habit of separating the spiritual and material ultimately misses the central power of God: he is closer to us than we are to ourselves, constantly leading us to newness of life.

By Alfred Weidinger from Vienna, Austria (Bob Geldof in the Belvedere, Vienna) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Exercising the Spirit: Bob, the modern media and the old, old story...

BY GClapson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:33

Fr Provincial reflects on the Band Aid single in support of the Ebola epidemic, in the context of the Spiritual Exercises

Black and white photograph of five Jesuits in chef whites around a large cake

From the Archives: The cake that changed the Temple at Manresa, Roehampton...

BY Ruth

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:16

Working on the photographic collection in the Jesuits in Britain Archives, Mihaela came across an interesting story of how a cake has changed a Temple.

Words of the Lord's Prayer

Godtalk: Praying the Lord's Prayer

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:45

The Lord’s Prayer is an example for all prayer; 'Let your prayer be frequent and brief'’ say many writers. If we try too soon to spend a long time in prayer, the chances are we'll end up with cramp and lots of distractions. We'll find other things to think of apart from God. But 'frequent and brief does not mean just uttering the odd casual word. 'Frequent' means 'keep at it: make it habitual.' The more frequent the prayer becomes, the more we are caught up in the relationship between God the Son and God the Father.


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