Long retreat

On retreat at St Beuno's
It’s been just over a week since we got back from making the spiritual exercises during our long retreat and us first years are now away again doing our short experiments. I’m down in London, working in a hospice, which is something that definitely pushes my boundaries – it is very much outwith my life experience to date.The long retreat was much more intense than I expected. Spending 30 days in silence and with God is both wonderful and deeply challenging and it has taken me quite a few days...
Croos, Dawson and Patterson at St Beuno's
For the past month, six young Jesuits have been involved in their core ministry in North Wales, as Dr Nicholas Austin SJ explains.‘Block out your calendars from mid-July to the end of August 2014.  I’ll tell you what it’s about later.’That was the mysterious message six young Jesuit priests recently received from Fr Dermot Preston SJ, the Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain.  All of us were wondering what our superior had up his sleeve.  We form a diverse...
Enjoying the experience of directing a long retreat,  30-days of silence, following the Spiritual Exercises, in North Wales.  I am with 6 other ‘youngish’ Jesuits of my generation, so as well as accompanying people through the 4 weeks it is great to discuss the dynamics with them (whilst respecting the confidentiality).  We have just spent a few days with the ‘Principle and Foundation’ a consideration that Ignatius gives us before we enter the retreat....