Campion Hall recently hosted Jesuit university chaplains from across the British province for an overnight conference designed to share best practices, reflect on Ignatian spirituality, and plan for the future. Participating chaplains had the chance to learn from one another's experiences and consider particular challenges and opportunites at their respective schools. They also joined the community of Campion students, fellows, and Jesuits in prayer and daily life.
We were thrilled recently to host an exclusive talk on the historically significant collection of art, sculpture, and religious iconography housed at Campion Hall. The collection's storied past was expertly presented and explained by Regius Chair of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen Professor Jane Stevenson, an expert in Renaissance and early modern literature and history.
Over the course of two days later this week, Campion Hall hosted over a dozen educators from Jesuit schools from around the UK and beyond for a conference on the principles of Ignatian pedagogy. Sessions covered themes like 'reflective teaching' and 'forming active agents of change' while participants were also be able to pray and interact with the Campion community.
Coming to Campion from everywhere from Derbyshire to Copenhagen, these teachers and administrators represent the vibrant and diverse laymen and women who help sustain the Society of Jesus' educational apostolate.
Campion Hall is pleased to welcome a new visitor from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
This four-day course held at Campion Hall aimed to help Catholics understand how the worldviews of the Muslims they live and work with are shaped by their faith. Participants were encouraged to see the world through Muslim eyes, and are taken through a stimulating programme including sessions on Muhammad, Islamic beliefs, laws and prayer life.
In their new book, The New Testament and the Church: Essays in Honor of John Muddiman, Campion Senior Research Fellow Rev'd Professor John Barton FBA and Peter Groves present a range of chapters by leading scholarly voices from the worlds of biblical studies and the Church, looking at the study of the New Testament within and around the Church and the impact it has had and can have on Christian theology.
As the Church moves its way through the Christmas season, please enjoy the classic poem by T.S. Eliot, 'The Journey of the Magi', reproduced below:
The Journey Of The Magi
Find below the Second Contemplation on the Nativity from the Spiritual Exercises St. Ignatius of Loyola
The narrative here will be how Our Lady, almost nine months pregnant (as we may devoutly think of her) and seated on a donkey, with Joseph and a servant girl, taking with them an ox, set out from Nazareth for Bethlehem to pay the tribute which Caesar had imposed on all those lands.
Writing for the Gaurdian, Kirsty Gunn reviews Campion Senior Research Fellow and Archivist Peter Davidson's new book, The Last of the Light: About Twilight. Gunn praises the "magical qualities" of Davidson's writings, Gunn recommends the book as both a "celebration and an inquiry into the significance of temperature and skies, especially at this time of year, when we are in the twilight of the seasons."
Campion Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion Gavin Flood, FBA, shares a previously published article entitled "Self Fragmentation in the Modern World"
Self and Fragmentation in the Modern World