St Ignatius Loyola

Following a the sell-out run to rapturous audiences in Kennington earlier this year, INIGO by Jonathan Moore opens tonight for a second London run in a larger theatre. The new venue is the 180 seat Pleasance Theatre in Islington and tickets are on sale now.As well as being a parishioner at Farm St Church, Moore is a theatre and opera director and writer with many credits in prestigious theatres around the world.  The premiere of Iñigo sold out very quickly so this...
Following the sell-out run to rapturous audiences, INIGO by Jonathan Moore returns by popular demand. “All of the audience seemed enthralled ... a great evening of thoughtful and dynamic theatre.”  Mark Lawson“a really impressive play about a complex human undergoing a major transformation in his life and wanting to pass it on to the world. It is entertaining, enlightening and wonderfully delivered by a fine cast”   LondonTheatre1.com“Moore's intelligent script has some...
This week rehearsals began for a new play about the life of St Ignatius of Loyola.  Iñigo is written and directed by Jonathan Moore (pictured far left), a regular worshipper at Farm St Church. Moore has directed theatre and opera world premieres at the Almeida, Donmar, Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe, English National Opera, and La Fenice in Venice. A published playwright and librettist, his work has been performed at leading theatres in the UK and internationally.  Moore has...
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...
Pope Francis was a surprise guest at the Jesuit Curia in Rome last Thursday. The Community was about to celebrate the Feast of the founder of the Society of Jesus, St Ignatius Loyola, when the Holy Father told Father General Adolfo Nicolás that he would like to join them.The Pope’s visit was private and informal. He joined the Jesuits and their lay co-workers for a meal in the refectory, then retired with them for coffee in the recreation room. Among those at the meal were seven siblings...
Saturday 2 August is the Feast of St Pierre Favre SJ – the first since he was canonised by Pope Francis last year. One of the original Companions alongside St Ignatius Loyola and St Francis Xavier, it was Favre who was ordained first and presided over the Mass at Montmartre at which they committed themselves to founding the Society of Jesus. When Pope Francis announced his ‘equivalent canonisation’ last December, the Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás said: “...
As Jesuits throughout the world prepare to celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius Loyola on Thursday (31 July), the team at the Centre of Spirituality at the Cave of St Ignatius in Manresa (Spain) have issued details of a six week course entitled The Ignatian Charism For The World Of Today. Geared to the broad Ignatian family (Jesuits, members of other religious institutes and lay people), it will run from the middle of April until the end of May 2015.The course will start by looking at the...
Parishioners from Preston and Liverpool, as well as a group from Stonyhurst, will be travelling to Manchester to celebrate the Feast of St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. The Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Name by Fr Ian Tomlinson SJ, the Superior of the Jesuit Community at the Universities of Manchester Catholic Chaplaincy.  The St James Consort conducted by Chris Martin will be singing most parts of a Haydn Mass for St Ignatius day. Alumni of...
The Feast of St Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, will be marked at the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London W1 with a celebratory Mass at 6pm. The preacher will be Fr Michael Beattie SJ who will be remembered by many parishioners from his time as parish priest in the 1990s. Fr Beattie this year celebrates 60 years in the Society of Jesus. Alumni of Jesuit schools and colleges are especially welcome at the Mass for the Feast of St Ignatius.  ...

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