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A recent endeavour saw 100 Jesuits sent out in small groups on ‘experiments’ across North West Europe to engage in different aspects of the Society of Jesus’s ministry. Jim Corkery and three of his Jesuit brothers found themselves in Amsterdam, where they experienced the graces of community life in a new way and found God at work everywhere, from a Jesuit church to the red light district! This summer over 100 Jesuits, aged 65 or under, were invited to come together to...
St Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus - the Jesuits - in 1540. Today there are over 18,000 priests and brothers present in more than 100 countries.One of the 18,000 just so happens to be our current Holy Father, Pope Francis. His heart for social justice, deep prayer and inspirational teaching in some ways makes him a typical Jesuit.So who can tell us more about St Ignatius and his teaching? How can we learn from Ignatian Spirituality to deepen our own prayer by having that...
The EXAMEN is a way to look back over your day to say thank you for the things which have gone well and sorry for the things which have not. By doing it each day, you will become more aware of what God is doing in your life. People who use this prayer often find that their lives just get better.First start by finding stillness. Allow yourself to relax and just do the minimum it takes to be here. Shut your eyes if it helps. Gently listen to all the sounds around you. Try to capture each one.Now...
It is a characteristic Jesuit ministry to use imagination and creativity in what the Formula of the Institute calls, with great licence, "any other ministration whatsoever of the word of God".  Here in Britain, it is the task of Jesuit Media Initiatives to lead the way in this ministry by developing and implementing new ideas, initiatives and projects, using especially 'new media' such as the internet, CDs and DVDs, though not necessarily excluding the 'established media' of film and video...
The first step you must take is to prepare a will!Writing a will is your best opportunity to provide for the people you love, and ensure your faith lives on in the church.Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about wills and how to go about preparing one:Why should I bother to write a will?If you die without a valid will your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy. It could take years for your family to gain access to your funds and they may not...
This is a non-residential Ignatian spirituality centre in the heart of the city, which provides opportunities for people to reflect freely on how God is present in their lives and the world.  It aims to create space for authentic response to that presence, offering one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and a varied programme of courses, events and retreats grounded in the Ignatian spiritual tradition.Director: David Birchall SJ

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