Today (20 May) is the 500th anniversary since St Ignatius of Loyola, who was a soldier at the time, had his leg shattered by a cannonball in the Battle of Pamplona, Spain.  So why are we marking that moment in his life 500 years later? The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ shares the reason:

St Ignatius' Church spire

Urgent restoration work that will hopefully be completed in October is being undertaken on the church spire. As a consequence, access to the driveway to the north side of the church will be disrupted.

Feast of St Joseph

On 08 December 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed 08 December 2020 - 08 December 2021 as the Year of St Joseph. On this Feast Day of St Joseph, who is the Patron of the Universal Church, we recall how he protected Mary and Jesus, loving the Son of God with a father's heart.

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Ignatius500: Ignatian Year News

  • Saint Ignatius, Jesus’ Companion
    During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on Ignatius’ companionship with Jesus. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2003 Celebrating once again Saint Ignatius’ feast, we realize how difficult it is to […]
  • Personal Love for Christ
    During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses on Ignatius’ personal love for Christ. Church of Saint Ignatius, Rome, July 31st 1997 In this first year of preparation for the Holy Year, the Church […]
  • From self-centred to God-centred
    In the context of the Ignatian Year, a thoughtful reflection on St. Ignatius and his spiritual life journey.   Was St. Ignatius a spiritual man? A saintly or holy man? A deeply God-fearing, prayerful man? Certainly not at least for the first 26 years of his life. St. Ignatius himself says that up to the […]

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