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.
13th November 2019
A conversation with the author of a powerful novel about the six Jesuits killed in El Salvador on 16 November 1989 prompted Mark Dowd to reflect deeply on the final few hours of the martyrs’ lives.
13th November 2019
Covered in holiness: the El Salvador martyrs
Monsignor Peter Magee was serving in the Vatican Embassy in El Salvador in November 1989, when six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter were killed.
14th November 2014
Think, love, challenge: the Jesuit martyrs’ legacy
Jennifer Knapp explains why the martyrs’ legacy is still urgently relevant in ‘post-war’ El Salvador, where the injustices that the Jesuits confronted have transformed rather than been resolved.
2nd October 2014
Padrecito Miguel Pro y Hermano Sanchito
Blessed Miguel Pro was executed by firing squad in Mexico in 1927 for the crime of being a priest.
2nd May 2014
What Martyrdom Means
On 7 April 2014, Fr Frans van der Lugt, a Dutch Jesuit who had been living and working in Syria for nearly 50 years, was shot and killed in the city of Homs. Writing for America magazine, Patrick Gilger SJ reflects on the life and death of a man who won the hearts of Syrians, using the words of one of Fr Frans’s brother Jesuits in Syria.
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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