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A man with a torch walking alongside a cart of plague victims

Godtalk: Atheism and Belief

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 20:48

God's ways are not our ways! God cannot be captured in our thoughts or pictured inside our imagination. God is so different from anything we can know or imagine that all of our concepts and language about God are always more inadequate than adequate.

Letter from John Butt, chaplain at the Crimea

From the Archives: Chaplains of the Crimean War

BY MAllen

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:31

On the Anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, the Archives remember the Jesuit chaplains of the Crimean War.

George C Scott as General Patton

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”

BY DPreston

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:35

Obscure half-forgotten films can sometimes be the source of rare gems of wisdom.

The Last Supper by Andrew White, detail

In Memoriam - the spiritual journey of a painting

BY JHellings

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:12

Artist Andrew White describes the spiritual journey he took as he painted and shared his epic work In Memoriam, of the Last Supper, which is was displayed at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and now hangs at Farm Street Church, Mayfair, London.  This painting was the inspiration behind the “imaginative conversations” between the disciples which we have produced for Holy Week.  

Close up of an older mans' face - by Neill Kumar on Unsplash

“Today you will be with me in Paradise.”

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 20:21

This weekend is Palm Sunday.Paul O'reilly SJ introduces us to Harry, who taught him, if not the meaning of life, then the meaning of his life.

A Man Painting, an Artist - By Eddie Klaus from unsplash.com

Godtalk: The Challenge in Creativity

BY PKnott

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 14:38

In the end, and this is true of all good art and all good performance, creativity is not about the person doing the creation. It's about oneness, truth, goodness, and beauty. In creativity we join ourselves to God's energy and help channel God's transcendental qualities...

Easter Island heads  Credit: Arian Zwegers

Leaving our sins behind

BY JCrampsey

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:27

Jim Crampsey ponders the stones aimed at the woman taken in adultery – what stones do we leave behind in our lives?

From the Archives: Cataloguing the Papers of the Cause of the Holy Martyrs

BY MAllen

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 09:02

The Jesuits in Britain Archives houses a substantial collection of records from the office of the Vice-Postulators, who worked on the beatification and canonisation of the English and Welsh martyrs. Assistant Archivist Mary Allen has been cataloguing the collection and writes about the process.

“Neither do I condemn you... go away and do not sin any more.”

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 21:13

Of all the things I ever do for people - either as a priest or a doctor, I am convinced that the most valuable is the time I spend hearing confessions.

Credit: Benji Aird via Unsplash

Praying with the Pope in March

BY DStewart

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 13:34

In March, we want to pray with Pope Francis for families – “that families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments".


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