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Tim Henman opens world class tennis dome at Stonyhurst

Budding tennis players gained tips from the top as former British No 1 Tim Henman played guest of honour at the opening of a new world-class tennis dome at Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe today. The new 1,375 sq metre air dome facility titled 'the Glassbrook Dome' was officially opened by the four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist.

The tennis legend was on hand to share his expert tip...

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Stonyhurst: Foundations blessed at Christian Heritage Centre

On Monday, 1st May, Feast of St Joseph the Worker, the site of Theodore House - the Retreat, Study and Leadership Centre of the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst (CHC) – was blessed, ahead of building work commencing tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd May. The site, which was originally a 19th century mill providing wheat for Stonyhurst College fell into disrepair, and has now been taken ...

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Romero's homilies presented to Pope Francis

Pope Francis accepts Romero Homilies from Julian Filochowski. Osservatore Romano

As the Catholic Church around the world celebrates the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero - and many continue to anticipate his canonisation - Pope Francis has been presented with six volumes of the English translation of the Salvadorian Archbishop's homilies.

The presentation was made by Jesuit Missions Consultant and Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, Julian Filochowski O...

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Stonyhurst welcomes Jesuit Refugee Service director Sarah Teather

Last Thursday sixth form pupils at Stonyhurst College welcomed Sarah Teather, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) who spoke about the work the JRS are doing to help refugees all over the world and shared potential ways in which the school can get involved to help these people local to their area.

She described the difficulties refugees face in not only leaving their countries, bu...

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Relics of St Margaret Mary Alacoque, St Claude La Colombière in London

Fr Benoit carries reliquary

A moving ceremony took place at Farm Street on Wednesday evening as the relics of St Margaret Mary Alacoque and St Claude La Colombière SJ were brought into the church for the start of a Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission London by the Emmanuel Community.

Westminster auxiliary Bishop John Wilson celebrated the welcoming Mass. While many hundreds venerated the relics in the church, and stayed...

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Former hostage John McCarthy visits Stonyhurst

John McCarthy with sixth formers

Last Thursday, journalist John McCarthy, who was held hostage in the Lebanon from 1986-1991, visited Stonyhurst College, where he shared stories of the physical and mental torture endured at the hands of his captors.

John spoke about his moments of reflection, his coping strategies during the darkest moments in captivity, as well as the physical and mental torture he endured with the Six...

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Westminster: Mass in honour of Saint Thomas Becket & visit of relics

14th century Anon

A Mass in honour of St Thomas Becket will take place at Westminster Cathedral on Monday, 23rd May at 5.30pm. The celebrants will be Cardinal Erdo, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Primate of Hungary and Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. The President of Hungary, Mr Janos Ader will be attending the Mass. A relic of St Thomas which has been venerated in Hungary for many centur...

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Text: Cardinal Charles Maung Bo at Stonyhurst

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

The first Cardinal of Myanmar (Burma), Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, gave an address at Stonyhurst College on Saturday, 21st May. The full text follows:

Ladies and Gentlemen, brothers and sisters, friends, teachers, students - As a Salesian I have a special love for young people, and so it is a great joy to have this opportunity to address you today. And as a Salesian, ...

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Theodore Trust donates final £2m to Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst

Group gathered for the presentation, including front row:  LtoR: Baroness Masham of Ilton, HE The Hungarian Ambassador, Lady Nicholas Windsor, Lord Nicholas Windsor, Lord Alton of Liverpool, Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, Lord Deben, Lord Shinkwin

At a reception in the House of Lords last night, Fr John Barnes, Chairman of the Theodore Trust, on behalf of his trustees, presented a cheque for two million pounds to the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst. This is the final donation to be made by the Theodore Trust before it is wound up. The gift will be applied to Phase Three of the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst -...

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Lancashire: Moon and martian rocks at Stonyhurst

 Moon-gazing pupils

Exciting rare samples of moon rocks and a collection of impressive meteorites have landed at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall. The lunar samples were loaned to the prep school as part of a scheme run by NASA and the National Science Museum.

Children in year 5 were able to enjoy a unique, interactive experience of astronomy, examining and handling lunar samples collected by the Apollo missions o...

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Stonyhurst's next Headmaster announced

Mr John Browne

The Governors of Stonyhurst College have announced the appointment of Mr John Browne as Headmaster with effect from 1 September 2016. He will succeed Mr Andrew Johnson, who leaves next summer, at the end of this academic year, after ten years of successful leadership. Mr John Cowdall, the Chairman of the Board of Governors at Stonyhurst College said: "Mr John Browne brings to Stonyh...

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Stonyhurst Mission: Pupils let their light shine

Pupils and staff run fur refugees

Stonyhurst College in Lancashire held its first ever whole-school Mission last week. The normal school timetable was suspended for two and a half days to allow the entire Stonyhurst community to focus on the 400 year-old Jesuit school's purpose and identity. Every pupil, aged 3 to 18, considered their faith, their unique talents, and their vocation in life.

'Let Your Light Shine' was the...

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Prayers for Paris at Stonyhurst

The new altar from Paris

At a Mass celebrated this morning in Lancashire, at Stonyhurst College - at the conclusion of a two and a half day Mission - there were prayers for the people of Paris who have suffered so grievously over these past twenty four hours. The Mass was celebrated by a former student at the College, Fr Philip Endean SJ, who lives in Paris, where he teaches. He spoke movingly and poignantly about the ...

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Stonyhurst to stage fashion show for Zimbabwe

A fashion show with a difference at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire later this week will be supporting school students in Zimbabwe. Some of the Jesuit college’s students will be ‘upcycling’ clothes donated by Stonyhurst staff to create original and inventive new outfits; the results of their creative talents will then be modelled by students later in the term.

Messalina Morley an...

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