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Godtalk: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

BY PKnott

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:44

We experience many painful goodbyes in life. There are  times when someone we love has to go away,  or we have to go away. There are  times when someone has to move on and irrevocably change a relationship. This can be painful.. 

Praying with the pope in October

BY DStewart

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:01

It is October and the Holy Father invites us all to consider a fresh pair of intentions throughout the month. Like his predecessors did, Francis entrusts these intentions to the Apostleship of Prayer, his own worldwide prayer-network, for us to spread to the whole people of God.

From the Archives: The Life and Legacy of St Thomas More

BY MAllen

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:36

In light of the current exhibition at the St John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, the Jesuits in Britain Archives look at the items relating to Thomas More in their collections.

A man lights a cigarette in the dark

“They will not be convinced, even if someone should rise from the dead.”

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 13:59

I have a very good friend who is a drug addict. He hasn’t used any “stuff” for about four years now, but he still calls himself a drug addict. And his story is the usual one.

Photo of Will Man in office

From the Archives: Archives Assistant for a year

BY RSomerset

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:50

Archives Assistant Will reflects on his year in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.

Boy flicks through text book

“Sir do you remember me?”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 19:48

Pope Paul VI was once approached by an enthusiastic spirit-filled young man who told him that he wanted to be a martyr.
“No,” said the Holy Father after due consideration, “be a teacher. That is much, much harder.”

A Child's Baptism on Flickr by Joe Green

Godtalk: The Challenge of Baptism

BY PKnott

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 18:13

Baptism  means being where Jesus is.  It places us in the place of Jesus.  The New Testament  makes it clear that one of the most important ways in which this is expressed is through the fact that we pray the prayer of Jesus as we stand in the place of Jesus.  That is, in the Holy Spirit we say, ‘Abba, Father’. 

Novices make their First Vows

Vow day homily: Bringing Christ into our world

BY Ruth

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 17:31

Dear ‘voventes’, family, friends, companions,

The communal sharing of food

“None of you can be my disciple unless he gives up all his possessions.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 17:54

There used to be a tradition in Ireland that at a christening the godparents would give the newly baptised infant a little silver christening cup. But when my mother was asked to be godmother to my cousin Catherine, she didn’t have the money to get it immediately.

Praying with the pope in September

BY DStewart

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:40

In this month of September, we get ready to say goodbye to summer for another year. Some of us have to get used to going back to work after a summer break or,to get ready to go back to school or to begin a new course of studies, perhaps in a new place.

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