First of the online series: Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters
This is the first talk in our new online series of talks: Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters. It will explore the life and spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. Founder of the Society of Jesus, St Ignatius is perhaps one of the most attractive and enigmatic of the Western Saints. A mercenary and a romantic, he was wounded in battle and spent time recuperating in hospital. He famously converted when forced to read the Gospels and the Lives of the Saints out of boredom. The ensuing time he spent in solitude, seeking the real meaning to his life, provided the basis for his Spiritual Exercises. These remain hugely relevant, immensely popular and religiously followed centuries later.
Fr Dominic Robinson, SJ is currently Parish Priest of Farm Street in central London. Farm Street Church, and the adjoining London Jesuit Centre, is a vibrant city centre ministry of the Jesuits, aiming to extend welcome and hospitality to many different groups. Fr Dominic is also UK director of Landings, the programme for returning Catholics, teaches Theology at St Mary’s University, is Chair of Justice & Peace in the Diocese of Westminster and Ecclesiastical Assistant to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.
24th September – St Therese of Lisieux with Canon John Udris.
8th October – St John Henry Newman with Dr Giuseppe Pezzini.
22nd October – St Thomas Aquinas with Fr Richard Conrad, O.P.
5th November – St Francis de Sales with Canon Scott Tanner, I.C.K.S.P.
19th November – Sts Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross with Fr Matthew Blake, O.C.D.
3rd December – St Benedict of Norcia with Fr Cassian Folsom, O.S.B.
10th December – St Francis of Assisi with Fr Gabriel Kyte, C.F.R.
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