23rd August 2022
Fr David Lewis SJ
Brian Mac Cuarta SJ describes how he came to uncover the story of a seventeenth century Jesuit martyr whose ministry to those in need led to him becoming known as the ‘father of the poor’.
30th October 2021
Br Nicholas Owen SJ
The work of a ‘labourer in the English vineyard’ at a time when Catholics were unable to practise their faith as a community has always inspired Elizabeth Harrison, and never more so than during the pandemic, when public celebration of the sacraments was restricted.
30th October 2021
Fr Robert Southwell SJ
Robert Southwell SJ was a devoted friend to many in his own time, and extends that hand of friendship across the centuries through his writing, says Luke Taylor SJ.
4th March 2021
How Bleedeth Burning Love
An online exhibition of relics of the Reformation Martyrs held by the British Jesuit Province brings to life the stories not just of the martyrs but of those who were sustained by their witness.
20th October 2020
St Henry Morse SJ: ‘A saviour of life unto life’
Of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales canonised on 25 October 1970, ten were Jesuits. Michael Holman SJ invites us to study the life of a lesser known martyr, St Henry Morse, priest of the plague.
28th November 2017
Evelyn Waugh’s Edmund Campion: ‘Walking at our elbow’
The editor of a new edition of Evelyn Waugh's 'Edmund Campion' describes the motivations behind and evolution of Waugh’s ‘work of imaginative literature’.
30th November 2015
Southwell the Poet: In and out of context
Jesuit martyr Robert Southwell is perhaps best known for his poetry, to which Brian McClorry SJ offers an introduction. How does Southwell’s poetry open up a space for Ignatian conversational prayer?
25th February 2015
The Jesuits and the Tudors
Elizabeth I came to the throne on 17 November 1558. Daniel Kearney explores the how the early Jesuits tried to preserve Catholicism in Tudor England.
30th November 2012
Keeping the Martyrs Alive
How do historical martyrdoms inform our lives as followers of Christ today? 'Perhaps when questions are resolved and peace is restored the impact of martyrdom becomes weaker'.
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