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The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:04

Paul O’Reilly is a Jesuit priest who is also a GP working with street homeless in Westminster.  For this weekend’s Feast of Christ the King he reflects on the humble service which living a Christ-like life entails. 

A new life of prayer

BY JHellings

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 16:29

Stephen, one of our first year novices, reflects on his new prayer life after two months in the noviciate.

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From the Archives: ARCH'IVE LEARNT

BY RSomerset

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 14:15

Archives Assistant, Will, shares his experience of working in the archives.

The Hail Mary today

BY JMunitiz

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 17:17

The more we use a prayer formula, the less we attend to the words used: what counts is the thought or intention or just the feeling that happens to go with the formula.  Joseph Munitiz SJ considers the "Hail Mary" as an example. 

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Living in the Light

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:30

Fr Paul O'Reilly SJ is a GP, this week he reflects on our short time on Earth and how we might live in the light of God. 

A Unity Cross

Godtalk: Seeking Christian Unity

BY PKnott

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 17:21

All major religions believe that the first thing we need to affirm about God is that God is ineffable, beyond all human imagination and language. Everything we think and say about God reveals some truth, but, this side of eternity, never the complete truth. No dogma and no religion provides an adequate expression of God.

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My way of Serving Jesus

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:49

The year I was ordained, they put me into a parish in North London. I was young, keen and enthusiastic, so they thought they had better put me somewhere safe, where I couldn’t do too much damage. 

Pope Francis kisses a baby on his way to his weekly audience in the Vatican.

Why family and marriage remain so central to the Catholic Church

BY JHanvey

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:07

Given the media attention around the Catholic Church’s latest synod on the family, with its rumours of schism, plots, and the self-outing of a gay Vatican priest with his partner, one might think that the whole event was scripted by Umberto Echo or Dan Brown. But its effects, which reinforce much of the Church’s teaching on the family, may prove long-lasting.

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Ignatian "mash-up": Southall parish mission

BY SBishop

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 16:05

Simon Bishop SJ and Sr Elaine Rawlins of the Mount Street Jesuit Centre report on an uplifting mission week at St Anselms' Jesuit parish in Southall.

Godtalk: Understanding the Eucharist

BY PKnott

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 13:30

How should we understand the Eucharist?


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