Fr David Birchall SJ

We invite you to get to know the very human mother of Jesus from the ScriptureAs a retreat giver, I have found that people can often be divided into two groups when it comes to Mary the mother of Jesus.There are those for whom Mary plays a large role in their spirituality, and there are those, often from the Reformed tradition, who shy away from Mary. However, when praying over Gospel stories, very many of this second group of people have found Mary, as she is presented in Scripture, an...
Living Theology this year will be run as a Zoom course on three Fridays: 12, 19 and 26 of JuneThere will be two presentations in the morning and one in the afternoon; one from each of the three presenters. Here are details of the courses:The Last Supper Today, Fr. Michael Smith SJThis course will explore what we can learn about the Eucharist as it is today from the writings in the Old and New Testaments. When we take part in the Eucharist, we are taking part in a tradition that stretches back...
If you are looking for online retreat, try this one devised by Jesuit priest, Fr David Birchall SJ. It is called ‘Journey into Freedom’ and is a continuation of the ‘Journey into Faith’ retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.The retreat is produced in conjunction with Jesuits in Geneva and can be listened to here.For those interested in joining Fr David’s Online Friday Prayer Group, click here.For those interested in joining Fr David’s...