In this interview with Pat Coyle from Irish Jesuit Communications, Christopher Brolly nSJ speaks about his reason for joining the Jesuits and he shares his experience of working with Peter McVerry SJ. More blogs and reflections to come, following our recent experiments across Britain, Ireland and the Low Countries…
I sit down to write this blog on the final weekend of my short experiment here in London. It has been wonderful to read the varied and fascinating experiences of Vinny and Richard, my fellow novices, as they reflect on such grace-filled experiments. I experienced a series of similarly touching moments last weekend as I… Continue reading Creative Experiences
Noviciate life is nothing if not a source of the unexpected, and occasionally unwanted, and this indeed is part of its purpose: bringing new challenges and then asking us to work out where God has been, in the event and, perhaps more importantly, in its aftermath. This past couple of weeks has been a prime… Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Shit in the Shower
In the second year of the novitiate one faces the ‘long experiment’. It is with a sense of joy and gratitude that I write about my 3 months living in as a care assistant at L’Arche. L’Arche the French for The Ark was founded in 1964 by Jean Vanier who answered a call to be… Continue reading Community life with a difference…
Novices and other 30 day retreatants on a repose day. This is the first blog entry for this year – it has been some time since the last one as we have been busy on the 30-day retreat making the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius which finished last week. People often ask how the retreat… Continue reading The Long Retreat
Amerindian Faith-Active, Alive and Attractive! Greetings from Guyana! As was mentioned in an earlier post, I’m doing my Long experiment/placement in the Interior of Guyana among the Amerindians (The Indigenous people). The village is named St. Ignatius, the presbytery is opposite a Church named St. Ignatius and the school that I’m helping out in,… Continue reading Amerindian Faith-Active, Alive and Attractive!
Yes, while sitting in on an English class, one of the pupils was proud to admit that in his modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet, was a bit unconventional. This work placement (or experiment) as a chaplaincy assistant at Wimbledon college is now into its fourth week (out of two and a half… Continue reading ‘Sir, my story has a twist at the end, Romeo discovers that Juliet is a dude.’