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From the Archives: A Martyr to Plague

BY MAllen

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:41

On the occasion of the 350th anniversary since his death, here a brief note about Fr Ferdinand Poulton SJ, born in 1605. Sent to the English Mission in 1640, he worked zealously in the Lancashire Disctrict until he died in 1666 administering to the plague-stricken.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance (Confession). This window depicts a Priest raising his right hand in absolution of a penitent in Confession. James Bradley on Flickr

An Ascension Manifesto

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:07

Jesus does not preach lower taxes, better schools, more health centres, more Police or a stronger army - he asks Repentance for the forgiveness of Sins.

praying with the rosary

Praying with the pope in May

BY DStewart

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:35

In this month of May we’re asked to pray with Pope Francis for respect for women: that in every country of the world, women may be honoured and respected, and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed. The pope’s Evangelisation Intention concerns the Holy Rosary: that families, communities and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelisation and peace.

Close up of a guitar being played - image from unsplash.com

'If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, And we shall come to him and make our home with him.”

BY PO'Reilly

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 20:38

One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do is play guitar in church, in South America, in the dark.

Photo showing three pamphlets about Shakespeare

From the Archives: Shakespeare

BY RSomerset

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 09:17

William revisits the case of whether Shakespeare was Catholic or Protestant in honour of the 400th anniversary of his death.

Long shot of whiskey being poured into a glass with ice.

“By this love you have for one another Everyone will know that you are my disciples.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 15:29

It is funny how even the greatest barriers can be overcome when people find that they have something in common - especially when that something just happens to be a taste for Irish whiskey.

A shepherd watches over his sheep

“The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.”

BY PO'Reilly

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 15:29

Paul O'Reilly SJ relates his great uncle William's real life experiences as a 'good shepherd' to the readings of the fourth Sunday of Easter.

Image of a relic of the True Cross

From the Archives: Relics

BY MAllen

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:39

The Jesuits in Britain Archives hold perhaps hundreds of relics, authenticated and non-authenticated, wrapped up in tiny parcels or housed in reliquaries of varying size, style and ornamentation.

An older man praying

'Orat pro Soc'

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 17:23

I think we’ve all had experiences of being taken where we would rather not go… Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

A farmer on his farm, ploughing

Praying with the Pope in April

BY DStewart

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 18:51

David Stewart SJ considers this month's prayer intentions of Pope Francis.


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