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The Jesuit saint who wanted a small heart

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the vocation of Fr Jacques Berthieu, a humble and generous Jesuit priest who was martyred in 1896 and canonised in 2012.

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Jacques Berthieu SJ

The Jesuit saint who wanted a small heart The feast day of the French Jesuit saint and martyr, Fr. Jacques Berthieu (1838-1896), is celebrated on the 8th of June. Fr. Jacques was canonized in 2012. Fr. Tom Casey reflects on the vocation of this humble and generous Jesuit priest. We instinctively like people with big hearts, who are full of life ...

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Becoming a priest of Jesus’ wounded heart

TOM CASEY SJ :: Friday, 3 June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Tom Casey reflects on how the wounded heart of Jesus challenges him to be a more authentic priest.

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God can make a nobody into a priest

TOM CASEY SJ :: A thought for school-leavers – if God were a prospective employer, what would he be looking for in the interview? Probably not the same things as other employers.

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The Russian face of mercy

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the Russian face of mercy with the inspiration of poet Anna Akhmatova, on the eve of Francis, Bishop of Rome, meeting with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in Havana, Cuba.

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‘The creative and destructive power of words’

'We need to surprise ourselves and others with creative words that connect us to our greatest hopes and desires' explained Tom Casey SJ in his address at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Catholic Communications Office.

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Pope Francis and the death of the global economy

TOM CASEY SJ :: Imagine the world economy actually collapses during Pope Francis’ visit to the USA. Okay, what I’m saying sounds really far-fetched. In fact, the statistical probability of this happening before Sunday must be close to zero...

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