BBC Radio 4

Jesuits on BBC Radio 4Father Dermot Preston SJ of St Aloysius in Glasgow contributed to the Sunday Worship programme on BBC Radio 4 on the first Sunday of Lent. He explored the theme of Jesus’ Temptations, reflecting on the challenges to our own instincts and choices, and the ‘discernment of spirits’ in Ignatian spirituality. You can listen to the programme here. A link to accompanying online materials from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow can be found here.To find out more...
Do you need some therapy for the soul?St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has inspired millions to dig deeper, connect more closely with the world, and find God in all things. It is a spirituality which appeals to people of all religions and none.In these uncertain times, Ignatius reaches across the centuries and asks: What moves you? What brings you life? What do you want to give yourself to? What do you desire most deeply? What holds you when you...
This weekend St Aloysius Jesuit parish in Glasgow will play host to the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship for Palm Sunday which airs at 8.10am.The service will be accompanied by the St Aloysius College Schola Cantorem directed by Ann Archibald, with Hugh Reid on the organ. The preacher is parish priest Fr Dermot Preston SJ.  Scripture will be read by parishioners.The city centre church is a regular in the BBC schedules.  In May last year the parish offered music and meditation on the Acts of...
Holy Name exterior
A Meditation for EpiphanyThis Sunday 7th January at 8.10 am Radio 4 will be broadcasting its regular Sunday Worship programme from the Jesuit church of the Holy Name in Manchester.The programme will offer a reflection on the universality of the Christian message at the start of the season of Epiphany.Hymns will include 'As with gladness men of old' and 'Hail Redeemer, King Divine!' alongside carols for choir including Cornelius' 'The Three Kings' and Thomas Hewitt Jones' 'What child is this?'....
Michael Symmons Roberts (l) and Michael Rosen (r) at St Beuno's
Celebrated author, and Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths,  University of London, Michael Rosen, recently visited St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales to rediscover how Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ created his new style of poetry.He was joined by award-winning poet and fiction writer, Michael Symmons Robert. The visit to St Beuno’s was for a new radio programme called ‘The First Jazz Poet’, in which BBC Radio 4 listeners will hear both Rosen and Symmons...
The Prayer for the Day on BBC Radio 4 from 31 October will be offered by the Jesuit Chaplain at Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy. Fr Tim Byron SJ will be using the opportunity to reflect on various events and anniversaries over the next seven days and suggesting prayerful ways of relating to them. Each day we will create an image to aid people to pray with us. We will post them here as each programme is aired. Prayer for the Day is produced by the Religion and Ethics Department...