Lent 2021

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...
Long ago in a school I came round a corner in time to hear the least impressive of the prefects (sixth formers) addressing a small boy who had evidently displeased him in some way. “I don't know who you think you are. I will tell you who you are. Just scum! That's who you are.” Without realising it, he was really conveying nothing about the small boy but giving an insight into his own character. I hope the junior did not often hear such things. If he did it could damage him for life. Among...
What Would Francis Do?On March 19th, the feast of St Joseph, Pope Francis will mark eight years in office. Over that time, he has attempted to bring back to the Catholic church the energy and zeal which emerged from the Second Vatican Council. How far he has succeeded is the subject of the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre’s series of Lenten talks.Six prominent thinkers, each an expert in their own field, will address different aspects of Francis’ tenure.The series starts at 7.30 on Tuesday 23rd February...
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...