Matthew Charlesworth SJ

Jesus among the homeless at Holy Trinity Church, Braamfontein
The Homeless Jesus sculpture is to be unveiled at a Jesuit church in South Africa next week. The ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, will be attended by many homeless people who regularly attend Monday evening activities at the church.The “Homeless Jesus” is a work by Canadian sculptor Timothy P Schmalz and is a visual representation of Matthew 25, suggesting that Christ is with the most marginalized in our society. It portrays the Christ figure on a...
St Ignatius encounters Christ at La Storta - Icon by William McNichols
Today, Thursday 5 November 2015, the Jesuits remember All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus, which was founded by St Ignatius of Loyola. Several other religious orders and congregations which are inspired by the spirituality of Ignatius make up the ‘Ignatian Family’. Many of its members have, over the past two years, expressed concern about the way young people are being drawn into a violent fundamentalism in a perversion of religious faith. So today they are proposing a special focus...