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Joint Jesuit-Anglican venture in Rome

whelan_rome_01Irish Jesuit Gerry Whelan SJ took part in a rather unusual initiative in Rome recently when the Anglican Centre there decided to host a week-long course on Ignatian spirituality. The focus was on the  the ecumenical dimension of the Jesuits’ work and mission, especially in the years since the Second Vatican Council. The organisers wanted to show something of the way in which Jesuit spirituality has permeated Church history, theology, education, communication, and even the art and architecture of the Eternal City. Gerry Whelan, from Rome’s Gregorian University, worked alongside the Rev. David Richardson, Director of the Anglican Centre, and they spoke to Phillipa Hitchens of Vatican Radio about the course.