Ignatian Insight

Fr Martin Maier SJ at St Martin in the Fields Church

'The last shall be the first' - the full text of Fr Maier's address

BY GClapson

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 13:48

The full text of Fr Martin Maier's address at the ecumenical service that took place on 22 March in St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London, to mark the 34th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

The Holy Spirit

Godtalk: The Church needs Reformers

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:00

We are being urged by Francis to move on. If our Catholicism is to truly live, it must not be strangled in its growth by fear of condemnation, fear of the Spirit, and a retreat to 'safety'.

God's website by Judy Horacek

The Word, the birthday card and the website

BY GClapson

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:47

A birthday blog

peace and love

Hearing God's call

BY JHellings

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:54

The first year (2009) I did week of guided prayer I really didn’t understand why everyone found it such an amazing experience, I found it incredibly tough and at the end of the week felt like I didn’t fit in and hadn’t done the experience ‘right’.

Diepsfoot Township north of Johannesburg

Listening with Pope Francis

BY JHellings

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:20

The Pope's prayer themes for the Spring have a particular resonance for the people of South Africa. Chris Chatteris SJ explains.

Cross and rosary

A place just "to be"...

BY Ruth

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 18:50

A personal reflection from a JRS volunteer, Sr Juliana, who offers her thoughts after being with JRS for a couple of months... JRS as an international catholic non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people; is very much in line with our Charism of Peace through Justice.

Artwork - rainbow colours

Godtalk: Goodness unfolds gradually

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:39

God writes straight with crooked lines, it is said.  But can good really come out of evil? Do love, truth, and justice ever work out through hatred, lies, and injustice? Do crooked lines really straighten?

A picture of Socrates

Godtalk: Devaluation of love

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 16:31

We don’t seem to speak much about love any more. Although we retain a mystical belief in it we prefer not to speak about it. We would rather speak about relationships and sex. We can get relationship and sex therapy on the NHS, but anyone asking for love therapy free at the point of delivery might be looked at askance. Surely this way of speaking is both more realistic and more scientific. Love is an ideal, like an elusive perfume, but relationships are the nitty-gritty, the crucible where all our “issues” are played out.

That We May Be One

Godtalk: Christ calls for unity

BY PKnott

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 16:41

For more than a thousand years, Christians have not had the joy of being one family around Christ. Oneness was close to the heart of Jesus. He wants all his followers at the same table.

An image of an Ark

Godtalk: Building an ark

BY PKnott

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 15:56

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you......” Rudyard Kipling's famous poem provides a key to understanding the story of Noah and the Ark as much as any scriptural commentary.


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