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The Long Experiment: Pure in Heart

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God A great way of unwinding on experiment after the hectic days at the Peter McVerry Trust drop-in centre and the Gardiner St Parish Novena of Grace was to attend Pure in Heart. Pure in Heart is a weekly prayer meeting for young Catholics based in Dublin… Continue reading The Long Experiment: Pure in Heart

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The Long Experiment: An Introduction

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God We novices are currently back in Birmingham, embarking on our next six weeks of studies following a hectic few months of experiments and then a variety of Holy Week and Easter-related commitments. Having the time to slow down, reflect and write has been precious and… Continue reading The Long Experiment: An Introduction

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Podcast: Jesuit Novice Interviewed on Experiment

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…  

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Lent: An Invitation to Freedom

The following post is a reflection given to accompany the daily readings of Wednesday 5th April (Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 and John 8:31-42 )    With all the excitement and experiences of my recent experiment, it’s variety of locations and the many different people and communities I have met, I admit to feeling a little disconnected… Continue reading Lent: An Invitation to Freedom


Brushstrokes Refugee Centre Christmas Reflection

The picture painted of the events we celebrate at Christmas is fairly sombre in tone to begin with. Mary is an object of suspicion and probably quite a lot of innuendo as it becomes clear she has become pregnant before marrying Joseph, and Joseph himself comes close to divorcing her. Then in the context of… Continue reading Brushstrokes Refugee Centre Christmas Reflection