The disciples experienced three things at the Transfiguration: the glory of Jesus, the nearness of God, and the eternal dimension of our lives. It's this glimpse of the eternal that gives meaning to our lives, that teaches us that there is more to our life than what is around us.
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.
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.
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.