Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


As in previous years, there will be an Advent Evening of Recollection, which this year will be on Friday 2nd December at St James’s Church Spanish Place, London W1. It is the Feast of Our Lady of Liesse (Causa nostrae laetitiae - Cause of our joy), the primary Marian shrine in Valetta, and the second Marian devotion of the Order after Our Lady of Philermo.

The Evening will begin with Mass at 6.45pm in the Lady Chapel followed by a conference and First-Friday Devotions concluding with Benediction. The Evening will be led by our good friend Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, presently resident at Farm Street and a teacher at Heythrop College.

There will be refreshments afterwards for which a charge of £5 will be made and taken up on the night. Confreres are extremely welcome to bring guests. Companions are also warmly encouraged to attend.

If you intend to come, please could you contact the Chancellery - e-mail:; telephone: 020 7286 1414. It would be helpful if replies could be received by Thursday 1st December.