Ignatian Insight

Finding God in your exams

BY TByron

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:33

Tim Byron SJ, Senior Chaplain at the Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy, offers tips to combat exam stress and reminds us of Christ's suffering at Gethsemane.

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Praying with the pope in June

BY DStewart

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 08:53

Fr David Stewart SJ reflects on the pope’s prayer intention for June, the month of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ.

Old sepia photograph showing internal view of chapel at St Beuno's

From the Archives: St Beuno's chapels

BY RSomerset

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 14:53

Archive photographs of St Beuno's chapels are shared to mark 150 years since the Rock chapel was opened.

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'All he tells you will be taken from what is mine.’

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 19:49

Paul O'Reilly Sj contemplates St Patrick and the three sons of the king of Tara, to try and help us make sense of this Sunday's feast of the most Holy Trinity.

image of Remembrance Day parade in Enniskillen bomb 1987 from bbc.co.uk

“Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:29

Paul O'Reilly SJ asks the question: What exactly is a ‘Spirit’? for the feast of Pentecost.

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Godtalk: The Case for God

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 17:44

Most people think that the concept of God should be easy and that religion ought to be readily accessible to anybody. But in fact, it is hard to think about God.  Many find this puzzling.

jesuit london marathon runners

Rerunning the Marathon

BY CBrolly

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 15:17

Jesuit novice reflects on the effects of the London Marathon - spiritually, mentally and emotionally. 

From the Archives: A Martyr to Plague

BY MAllen

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:41

On the occasion of the 350th anniversary since his death, here a brief note about Fr Ferdinand Poulton SJ, born in 1605. Sent to the English Mission in 1640, he worked zealously in the Lancashire Disctrict until he died in 1666 administering to the plague-stricken.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance (Confession). This window depicts a Priest raising his right hand in absolution of a penitent in Confession. James Bradley on Flickr

An Ascension Manifesto

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:07

Jesus does not preach lower taxes, better schools, more health centres, more Police or a stronger army - he asks Repentance for the forgiveness of Sins.

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Praying with the pope in May

BY DStewart

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:35

In this month of May we’re asked to pray with Pope Francis for respect for women: that in every country of the world, women may be honoured and respected, and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed. The pope’s Evangelisation Intention concerns the Holy Rosary: that families, communities and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelisation and peace.


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